Built on Generosity
At Olin College of Engineering, we honor philanthropy as a virtue. Olin owes its existence to the foresight of Franklin W. Olin and the generosity of the F.W. Olin Foundation, and our community works every day toward fulfilling the vision of these founders. From the very beginning, Olin has been dedicated to bringing its unique mission from theory to practice—from the transformation of engineering education on the Olin campus to bringing the Olin Revolution to communities and schools around the world.
Service to others is a critical part of the Olin culture-from curricular requirements that focus on improving the lives of a community to the volunteering and community-centric spirit that we see in the majority of each incoming class. We know that the greater Olin circle of partners, parents, friends, family, faculty and staff are committed to the continuing upward and outward growth of Olin and what the school represents.
We welcome those interested in contributing to the Olin Revolution to review the methods of giving listed below. And we thank you for your investment in Olin.
Credit Card Online:
Making a donation to Olin College online, by credit card, is simple and safe. Olin accepts gifts via Master Card, Visa, and (as of 2017) American Express through our secure server. All credit cards must be issued by a United States bank. Make a one-time gift now or set up a recurring gift on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Can’t give right now? Please make a pledge today and give during the time that best works for you.
By Mail / Check By Mail:
To make a contribution by mail, please send a check or money order payable to “Olin College of Engineering” to the address below. Donors may indicate a designation for their gift on the check’s memo line or in an accompanying note.
Please send checks to:
Olin College of Engineering
1000 Olin Way
Needham, MA 02492-1200
Gifts-in-kind are non-cash donations of materials or other assets. We do ask that gift-in-kind donors contact the Olin development office when planning their donation. This allows a representative of the school to ensure that we can approve the gift. Those wishing to donate a gift-in-kind to Olin College are invited to email Shannon Paleologos, director of Annual Giving and Advancement Services, or call her at 781-292-2293.
Those wishing to make an endowment gift to Olin College are invited to email Catherine (Kitty) Didion, vice president of Development, Family and Alumni Relations, or call her at 781-292-2291.
There are many ways to create your own legacy at Olin by making a planned gift. Legacy gifts include bequests, charitable gift annuities, donations of retirement plan assets, and the inclusion of Olin College in your will. For more information on planned giving, please email Alanna Boyd, Director of Development, or call her at 781-292-2289.
Online Bill Pay Service
Donors who wish to use their bank’s online bill pay service to make a donation to Olin are invited to read this document for instructions on how to do so.
Employer Matching Gift
Many companies support gifts to higher education institutions like Olin by matching them with a gift of their own. This is a simple and “painless” way for donors to increase the size of their gifts, which, in turn, has a significant effect on the gift’s impact. We encourage interested donors to check with their employers regarding their participation in charitable gift matching—or search online for participating companies.
Donate By Electronic Transfer
Donors who wish to give to Olin via an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) are encouraged to email Shannon Paleologos, or call her at 781-292-2293.
Olin College Employee Payroll Deduction
Each Olin employee is a fundamental part of the school’s community. Any member of the Olin faculty or staff can contribute to Olin via a single or recurring payroll deduction. Employees of Olin who would like to arrange a donation by payroll deduction are invited to complete this payroll deduction form and return it to Shannon Paleologos, director of Annual Giving and Advancement Services in Milas Hall, Room 231.
For additional information about Employee Giving, please email Catherine (Kitty) Didion, vice president of Development, Family and Alumni Relations, or call her at 781-292-2291.