How to Give


Gifts can be made through our secure website via the online gift form.

Note: The online gift website only supports newer more secure web browsers. If you have an older browser, you may not be able to access the online gift website. If you have any problems accessing the online gift website, or if you would like to make your gift by phone, please contact Institutional Advancement at 301-696-3700


Hood gladly accepts checks made payable to Hood College. Please mail it to our office at:

Hood College
Office of Institutional Advancement
401 Rosemont Avenue
Frederick, MD 21701

Stock gifts

Gifts of stock can be made through electronic transfer or by mailing or delivering them to Hood. These gifts may offer special tax benefits that allow you to avoid capital gains tax on the appreciated portion of the stock gift. 

For more information on how to transfer stock, please click here.

Matching gifts

More than 9,000 companies in the United States provide support to higher education through employee Matching Gifts programs. Gifts from employees, retirees and spouses are often matched at a dollar for dollar rate or more and are a valuable way to increase the value of your gift to Hood.

To find out if your employer participates in this program, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Hames, assistant director of advancement services at 301-696-3705

Planned gifts

The best planned gifts may improve tax benefits and make a difference in the lives of others. There are many types of gifts that may have immediate tax benefits as well as in the future. Discover new ways to make a gift that also take into consideration your personal circumstances and your philanthropic goals.

For more information on way to make a planned gift, please click here.

Individual Retirement Account Rollover

The IRA Charitable Rollover Tax Exemption makes it possible for those 70 ½ years of age or older to make rollover gifts to the college. It’s a great opportunity to make a tax-free gift from your IRA. To make a gift through your IRA, please click here.