Make a difference immediately! Use your credit card or debit card on our secure online giving form to make your gift today to the general Olivet Fund or to a designated fund.
Annually on the 3rd Wednesday of February, we honor Olivet College’s history and founder, Reverend “Father” John J. Shipherd. Father Shipherd traveled north from Oberlin, Ohio, with 39 friends and family members to create an institution of higher learning that would benefit anyone regardless of gender, race or financial means. That mission was accomplished when Olivet College was founded in 1844, accredited through a state-granted charter in 1859, and honored its first graduating class in 1863.
The basis of Olivet’s guiding principle was established by the founders when they wrote, “We wish simply to do good to our students, by placing in their hands the means of intellectual, moral and spiritual improvement, and to teach them the divine art and science of doing good to others.” This remains at the core of Olivet College’s mission, and the motto “Be More. Do Good.” echoes across campus every day.
The Gridiron Club is comprised of alumni, friends and parents dedicated to promoting excellence in the Olivet College Football program.
Indicate how you would like to designate your gift and mail it to:
Office of Advancement
320 S. Main St.
Olivet, MI 47076
If you’d like to make your gift over the phone or if you have any questions, we welcome your call.
Gifts and Data Manager
Gifts of Stock
Gifts of stocks can be made by contacting:
Contact at Oppenheimer: Julie Vaughn 269-381-4800
Olivet College Account Number: B55-0117051-Z59
If you make a gift of stock, please call Michelle Wallenberg, gift and data management specialist, at 269-749-7932, so we can appropriately track your gift.
Gifts can be made through a charitable bequest, charitable gift annuity, charitable trusts, retirement account assets and real estate.