Memorials and Tribute Gifts

Honor Someone Special With a Gift in Their Name

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by St. Olaf College, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor them or celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday, while supporting our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will extend the legacy of your loved one and will make a difference.

An Example of How It Works

John and his mother smiling When John's mother passed away, he knew he wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for her. He remembered that during her lifetime she was always noting how grateful she was for her time on the Hill, her Ole friends, and her St. Olaf education.

John decided to make a gift to St. Olaf in his mother's name using appreciated securities. Not only will his mother's legacy live on at St. Olaf thanks to the gift, but John also qualified for a federal income tax charitable deduction and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact us at 800-776-6523 or plannedgiving@stolaf.edu for additional information on creating a memorial gift at St. Olaf.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to St. Olaf through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: St. Olaf College
Address: 1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057
Federal tax ID number: 41-0693979

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