Frequently Asked Questions
Does my gift
really make a difference?
Yes - in more ways than one! Foundations look at giving percentages when considering larger gifts to the College. Alumni participation in giving also has a direct
impact on Grove City College’s rankings. While Grove City College does not accept federal or state
funding, it remains one of the nation’s premier values in quality higher
education. In light of these reasons, support from alumni and friends
– at any gift level - is vital.
Doesn’t Grove City
College have a huge endowment thanks to J. Howard Pew?
Contrary to what many believe, Grove City College does not have a large
endowment from which it draws to offset day-to-day expenses. Any gifts the College received from the Pew family after Mr.
Pew’s death in 1971 came from The Pew Charitable Trusts and have been
designated for special projects, not endowment funds. Today, the Pew Charitable Trusts have many
other interests, and while we are thankful for their periodic help, Pew giving
represents a very small percentage of the gifts made to the College.
I spent years
paying off my tuition – isn’t that enough?
Did you know that tuition dollars do not cover the entire cost of a Grove
City College experience? Every student on campus benefits from the generosity
of our alumni, parents and friends. We
rely on private donations—not federal or state funding—to fill the gap.
Grove City College is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions
may be deductible for tax purposes. Please consult your tax adviser for
Is my gift tax
How do I make a
You may click here to make a gift now. There are many ways to give. Grove City College accepts gifts of cash, check, major
credit card, stock, real estate, deferred gifts or matching gift by phone or
Can I give
Absolutely. The College takes the utmost care to ensure confidentiality
for all donors who wish to remain anonymous.