What is the official name of Oberlin College?
'Oberlin College' may be used.
Are the College and the Conservatory separate institutions?
No. These two divisions of Oberlin are one institution.
What address should I use when mailing a check?
Please send checks to Office of Development & Alumni Affairs, 50 West Lorain Street, Oberlin OH 44074.
What address should I use in an official legal document?
173 West Lorain Street, Oberlin OH 44074.
What is your Federal tax ID (EIN)?
How do I transfer stock to Oberlin?
Please see the instructions at our Stock Gift page.
Do you have sample language to use for a bequest (gift through a will)?
For an Unrestricted Gift:
"I give (a specific asset) or ($__ dollars) or (__ percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate) to Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, to be used for its general purposes."
For a Specific Use Gift:
"I give (a specific asset) or ($__ dollars) or (__ percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate) to Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, to be used for the following purpose: (state the purpose, e.g., 'to establish the John and Jane Doe 'scholarship fund'.) If in the judgment of The Trustees of Oberlin College, it becomes impossible to accomplish the purpose of this gift, the income or principal may be used for such related purposes and in such manner as determined by its Board of Trustees."
I want to support Oberlin, but I don't want to be solicited more than once a year. What options do I have?
You can contact our Annual Fund office at (800) 693-3167 or at email@example.com, and they will help arrange communications options.
What are Oberlin's greatest financial needs?
We very much appreciate unrestricted gifts.
Can you provide advice regarding my estate plan?
We aren't able to provide specific advice for individual donors. However, we are happy to work with your personal advisor on plans that will help you support Oberlin.
I have other questions.
Please contact any of us directly. We will be happy to help.
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