Ways to GiveWays to Give

Ways to Give

Most gifts to the College are in the form of cash or credit card. However, there are numerous ways you can make an impact at Lees-McRae College.

Credit Cards

Credit Card

Lees-McRae College accepts Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover.

Make a gift online


Cash

Check (Cash)

Write your check to Lees-McRae College. Indicate your gift designation in the memo section of the check. Mail your gift to the Office of Advancement, where all charitable contributions to Lees-McRae College are processed:

US Mail:
Office of Advancement, Lees-McRae College
P.O. Box 128
Banner Elk, NC 28604

Express Mail:
Office of Advancement, Lees-McRae College
191 Main Street
Banner Elk, NC 28604
Phone: 828-898-8748


Phone

Phone

If you would like to speak with a staff member about a gift, please call 828-898-2489, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For calls outside of regular business hours, please leave a message and your call will be promptly returned.


Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds

Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds

Contributing appreciated securities offers significant tax advantages for you. If you have owned the shares for more than one year, you may deduct their full fair market value as a charitable contribution and bypass all capital gains taxes. Gifts of appreciated stock are fully deductible up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income. Contributions over that limit, may be carried forward for up to three subsequent years. Please contact your financial advisor or the Office of Advancement at 828-898-8763 for information regarding transfers of stock or other types of property.


Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts

Many companies match their employee’s gifts. You may be able to double or even triple the impact of your gift if you (or your spouse) work for a company that matches gifts to higher education. This benefit is often extended to retired employees, as well. Check with your company’s human resources department to see if there is a matching gift program and obtain the necessary forms.


Automatic Bank Draft

Automatic Bank Draft

If you manage your finances through your bank’s website, you may set up an automatic draft from your checking account to Lees-McRae College. Your bank may call the service "automatic bill pay," but it is a very easy way to give to Lees-McRae monthly or annually. For more information, please contact the Office of Advancement at 828-898-2489.


Payroll Deduction

Payroll Deduction

Lees-McRae employees can make charitable contributions to the College by payroll deduction. To sign up, please fill out a copy of the Employee Commitment form and return it to:

Michelle Vance Scott ’86/’90
Office of Advancement, the Alumni House
Campus Post Office Box #5001


Personal Property

Personal Property

If you would like to donate personal property to Lees-McRae College, please contact the Office of Advancement at 828-898-8777. Some gifts require appraisal or advance approval in order to be accepted.


Real Estate

Real Estate

All gifts of real estate require prior approval by the College. A gift of real estate may be a principal residence or vacation, a farm, a commercial building, a subdivision lot, or unimproved land. The gift may be the entire property or a fractional interest in the property. The Office of Advancement can walk you through the approval process. For more information, call 828-898-8777.