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Ways to Give

"Lindsey Wilson College is thriving, and it's because of friends like you. Thank you for your support of Lindsey Wilson. Your generosity makes a major impact on the lives of our students. Thank you for partnering with us as we continue to change lives by assisting students in reaching their educational goals."

- Kevin A. Thompson
Vice President for Development

There are three ways to give to LWC:

Give Online:

Giving online is easy, fast and secure! LWC accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Save yourself time and make your gift today. Simply click on the button below or go to:


Give Phone:

The Development Office is staffed Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT, to provide service and information to alumni and friends. If you would like to make your gift with help of our staff, call 270-384-8400 and we will be happy to assist.

Give By Mail:

Many alumni and friends choose to send LWC their gifts by mail. Individuals may mail gifts on their own or as a response to mailings from our office. When receiving a mailing from our office, you will also receive a postage paid return envelope. This has been included for your convenience. For all other gifts by mail please send to:

Lindsey Wilson College
Office of Development
210 Lindsey Wilson Street
Columbia, Ky. 42728

Every Student, Every Day

The Lindsey Wilson Fund

The Lindsey Wilson Fund is an annual effort to seek gifts from our family of alumni and friends. Gifts made to the Lindsey Wilson Fund are vital because they help the college provide resources that otherwise wouldn’t be available. With your help, Lindsey can award more scholarships to deserving students, strengthen existing programs, and strategically consider new initiatives. The Impact of Annual Giving:

  • On Students: All gifts help support the mission of Lindsey Wilson College as we transform our students’ lives. As President Luckey likes to say, ‘Education is not about information - it’s about transformation and changing lives. We must also prepare our students to be value-centered parents, employees and volunteers committed to serving others’.”

  • On Faculty: Donating to the Lindsey Wilson Fund enables the college to support our exceptional faculty who are committed to our mission of Every student, Every day. Providing needed funds for equipment and research opportunities.

  • On Campus: Donors to the Lindsey Wilson Fund support the preservation and expansion of Lindsey Wilson’s beautiful A.P. White campus, as well as our satellite sites. The growth and development of Lindsey Wilson College would not be possible without the continued generosity of our donors.

  • On Alumni: Our alumni are a critical component of our success and when you invest in Lindsey, our strength as an institution increases! Alumni relations are essential in building relationships, encouraging others to give and creating a strong network of successful partnerships. When alumni support the college, it provides us a better opportunity to support our alumni!


To date, more than 160 individuals have remembered LWC with a simple bequest in their will. This is an easy process to pass along assets to LWC when they are no longer needed by the donor. An attorney can be most helpful in this process. You may bequeath specific amounts of money, a specific piece of property, residuary estate (after debts and taxes and other bequests are satisfied), or a percentage of the residuary estate to LWC. Lindsey Wilson College has benefitted from bequests from $1,000 to $3,000,000.

Gifts of Stock:

A gift of appreciated marketable securities will help you save twice. Stocks held for more than one year, and have increased in value, are subject to capital gains taxes when sold. By making a gift to LWC, you avoid capital gains taxes.

Life Insurance Policies:

You can make a gift of life insurance by designating LWC as the beneficiary of a new or paid-up policy. Or name the college as a contingent beneficiary, should your primary beneficiary not survive you.

Charitable Gift Annuity:

Would you like to make a gift to LWC, earn income for life, and receive a favorable tax advantage? It may be to your advantage to request a no obligation Charitable Gift Annuity illustration. This arrangement with LWC pays you a set income for life. These annuity rates are highly competitive because the rates are based on the ages of the income beneficiaries. And, each annuitant will be partially exempt from income tax for the life of the annuitant(s). If you are dissatisfied with low performing investments, you may be interested in this popular giving vehicle.

If you are interested in taking advantage of these lifetime gift opportunities, please contact the Lindsey Wilson College Office of Development at 270-384-8400.

Named Endowed Scholarships:

Named Endowed Scholarships are a wonderful way to honor a friend, loved one, provide scholarship support for deserving students and help build the college's endowment. With endowments, the principal remains intact and funds are invested with other college endowment funds for the purpose of earning a return on investment.

Once endowments reach the minimum level for endowing ($10,000), the practice is to allow one year for the purpose of investing funds so as to earn a return before awards are made. Awards are typically made in the first full semester following a one year initial investment period. Endowments can be funded over a period of time not to exceed five years.

Endowment funds are invested in such a way as to award five percent of the principal amount annually. For example, a $50,000 endowed scholarship would provide an annual award of $2,500 annually. Whatever is earned above the five percent is added each year to the endowment fund so it can grow. Donors may choose the criteria for recipients, which can be, for example, geographic restrictions, grade point guidelines, gender or ethnic targets, and financial need.

Currently, LWC has 215 named endowed scholarships.

If you would like to make a continuous impact on the lives of Lindsey Wilson students through an Endowed Scholarship, please contact the Office of Development at 270-384-8400.

Honor Roll of Donors

The Honor Roll of Donors is an annual publication where LWC recognizes the many alumni, friends, parents, foundations, businesses and organizations that support the mission of Lindsey Wilson College. The current publication acknowledges gifts received during the 2017-2018 fiscal year, which began July 1, 2017 and ended June 30, 2018.

As donors to Lindsey Wilson College, your dedication and generosity play a vital role in the success of all of our programs. Your gift this year, and hopefully every year, allows us to help more students and change more lives.

You can view the Honor Roll of Donors here:
2019-2020 Honor Roll of Donors

*Lindsey Wilson College takes great care in developing the Honor Roll of Donors;
however, an error may occur when producing the Honor Roll.

If your name has been accidentally omitted or reported incorrectly, please contact the Development Office at 270-384-8400.