When you make a gift to the Woods Fund, it joins with the gifts of thousands of other alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends to make a real difference at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. It is the simplest and most important way for you to ensure SMWC is able to provide an educational experience that is both exceptional and affordable. Gifts to the Woods Fund offset current operating costs and touch every corner of campus providing funding for student scholarships, facility enhancements, faculty and staff enrichment, technology advancements, support for student services, athletics and more. Whether large or small, there is always a place for your gift.

Giving – and giving every year – makes an enormous impact. Your consistent participation enables SMWC to plan for the future with confidence. Participation also ensures that SMWC is ranked well when compared with peer institutions. The percentage of alumni who give back to their alma mater is a factor used by major national ranking publications such as U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review as an indicator of satisfaction with the education. These rankings attract applicants.

Every gift matters at SMWC. Make yours today.

Credit Cards, Checks or EFT

Use Credit and Debit Cards

Make your gift today online Give Now or call us toll free 888-769-0013 during office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. SMWC accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.

Write a Check

Make checks payable to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and mail to:

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Office of Advancement
PO Box 70
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876

Make an Electronic Funds Transfer

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is a convenient and cost effective way to support SMWC with an automatic deduction from your checking or savings account.

To make an electronic funds transfer, download the Electronic Funds Transfer Form or call 888-769-0013 to request an EFT form.  Return the completed form to advancement@smwc.edu, or:

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Office of Advancement
PO Box 70
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876

Stock Gifts

Gift Appreciated Stock

Appreciated securities include publicly traded or closely held stock and taxable or tax-exempt bonds. Stock gifts to the Woods Fund or restricted funds may be made in any amount and the shares may be delivered to SMWC electronically. Please contact, or have your broker contact, the Advancement Office at 888-769-0013 or 812-535-5270. The College’s broker information for electronic transfer of gifts of securities is:

First Financial Bank, Terre Haute, IN
Krista Grange, Director of Trust & Asset Management
812-238-6234 or 800-511-0045 x6234 (toll free)

SMWC ACCT #008429

Please include a memo stating from whom (i.e., Jane Doe, Class of 1965) the stock is transferred and that it is for the benefit of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

If you make a gift of real estate, tangible public property, or non-publicly traded securities, you will need to complete IRS Form 8283 for your personal income tax return.

IRA Rollover

Gifts from an IRA

You may support of the mission and legacy of The Woods by making a tax-free gift from your IRA. If you must take a required minimum distribution (RMD) from your IRA, you may make a gift of it to the College and bypass having to include it in your adjusted gross income. In order to qualify you:

  • Must be 72 or older to make a tax-free charitable contribution
  • Will need to transfer the money directly from your IRA to SMWC by December 31
  • May give up to $100,000 tax free from your IRA and have it count as your RMD for the year

Ask your IRA administrator about making a direct transfer or you may have them send a check from your account to the College. You may also talk to one of our helpful team members at the SMWC Advancement Office by calling 888-769-0013 or 812-535-5270. To electronically transfer funds to the College, please consult a member of the Advancement Office team and use the following transfer information:

First Financial Bank, Terre Haute, IN
Krista Grange, Director of Trust & Asset Management
812-238-6234 or 800-511-0045 x6234 (toll free)

Bank routing (ABA#): 074900356
SMWC Account: 6957552

Beneficiary: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Beneficiary Address:
1 St Mary of Woods Coll
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876

Please include a memo stating from whom (i.e., Jane Doe, Class of 1965) the gift is transferred, note that it is to be directed by the “Trust Department” and that it is for the benefit of “Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.”

Recurring and Matching Gifts

Increase your gift’s impact with two easy giving opportunities at SMWC.

Recurring Gifts

Make a recurring gift and increase the impact of your annual gift without having a large impact on your annual budget.  This program allows you to choose the gift plan that works best for you.  You may spread your annual gift over 12 months, four quarters, or you may even schedule to have your gift recur at the same time annually.

See the difference smaller monthly gifts can make over the period of one year:

Monthly GiftAnnual Contribution

To get started, choose the gift schedule, gift amount and date you would like to have your gift applied to your debit or charge card.  Visit the Give Now page to schedule your recurring gift and never miss an annual gift to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College again!

Please note that you can cancel your recurring gift at any time by contacting us at 812-535-5234 or emailing us at thewoods@smwc.edu.

Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gifts provide an opportunity for you to double or even triple your gift to SMWC. If you or your spouse work for or are retired from a company with a matching gift company, your gift may be eligible to be matched!

Use our search tool to learn if your company offers a matching gift program in support of higher education: matching gift finder service.

Please request a matching gift form from your company’s Human Resources office and follow the directions to initiate the match. Most companies now provide this information online. Submit the completed form to the SMWC Advancement Office (advancement@smwc.edu) and our staff will do the rest. Questions? Call us at 888-769-0013.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Office of Advancement
PO Box 70
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876