As KGI moves forward into its third decade, its faculty and staff are excited by the opportunity of broadening its impact through continued innovation, growth, and student success.

As a growing institution, opportunities are abundant; and at KGI, you know exactly the impact of your gift. Even small gifts add up and can make a difference.

  • Founders Circle ($ 1 M+)
  • Chair’s Circle ($ 500 K–$ 999,999 K)
  • Presidents Circle ($ 250 K–$ 499 K)
  • Dean’s Circle ($ 100 K–$ 249 K)
  • Leadership Circle ($ 50 K–$ 99,999 K)
  • Patron’s Circle ($ 25 K–$ 49,999 K)
  • Steward’s Circle ($ 10K–$ 24,999 K)
  • Ambassador’s Circle ($5 K–$9,999 K)
  • Fellow’s Circle ($ 1 K–$ 4,999 K)
  • Associate’s Circle ($ 500–$ 999)
  • Friend’s Circle ($ 100–$ 499)

Increase the size of your gift without additional cost to you!

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs enabling participants to double or sometimes triple their charitable gifts. If this is a program available to you, ask for your company’s matching gift forms, or contact us at KGI and we will make the appropriate inquiries on your behalf.

Minimize your tax burden. Find your sweet spot.

A tax-saving contribution to KGI may be an attractive option available to you this year. Gifts to KGI are tax deductible.

Investing in KGI’s Future

KGI is in better financial shape than ever before in our history and we are on the precipice of transformational growth. We expect to continue to grow strategically in the next few years. For those who want to be part of KGI’s growth, some great areas to invest in are academic excellence (scholarships / internships); new capital projects and capital project improvements; faculty and student research; and general operating.

Where does the money go:

KGI Annual Fund: your gift to the annual fund will mean the difference between a great education and the best education.

  • Academic programs and enrichment opportunities
  • Tuition support and financial aid
  • Research programs
  • Hands-on learning experiences
  • Improving classroom spaces, labs, and other physical facilities
  • The purchase of essential equipment

Or specify a designation:

  • Financial aid and student initiatives
  • Student support, faculty endowments, programs, and facilities through the establishment of vital endowment funds
  • Curriculum development and ongoing programs
  • Facilities and capital projects

To learn more about beneficial ways to support KGI, call (909) 607-9644.

Ways to Give

One-Time Gifts of Cash: These gifts are available immediately for use by the Institute and, in most cases, are fully deductible for donors who itemize their federal income taxes. (If a cash gift totals more than 50% of adjusted gross income, the balance may be carried forward for up to five additional tax years).

Recurring Gifts of Cash: A recurring gift is also available immediately for use by the Institute and provides ongoing support with a scheduled monthly or quarterly gift. To set up a recurring gift simply make a gift online and choose a recurring frequency. Visit our Giving Page or call (909) 607-9644.

Gifts of Securities: Appreciated securities may be deducted at full market value on the date of transfer to the Institute. (Securities that have been held for one year or more are deductible up to 30% of your adjusted gross income; the balance may be carried forward within the same limitation for up to five additional years).

When engaging in stock transfers, please contact us at (909) 607-9644.

Give to the KGI Fund

Donate Online

Use your VISA, MasterCard, or American Express

Credit Card: Many donors reap benefits such as frequent flyer miles or cash back by contributing with their credit card. KGI accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Call toll-free at (909) 607-9644. 

Please have the following information available when calling:

  • Name of donor
  • Class year of donor, if applicable
  • Credit card number and expiration date
  • Amount of gift

By Check: Checks should be made payable to Keck Graduate Institute, and mailed to:

Keck Graduate Institute 
Office of Advancement 
535 Watson Dr. 
Claremont, CA 91711

Planned Gifts

For many donors, an outright gift is not the best means of achieving their philanthropic or estate planning goals. Carefully planned gifts can offer significant estate tax and income benefits, while at the same time allowing donors to make larger gifts to an organization than would otherwise be possible. Did you know there are creative ways to support KGI? Ways in which KGI, you, and your loved ones all benefit at the same time?

Such giving techniques are called “planned gifts,” because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and KGI. For example:

  • You can make a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime.
  • You can give stock and realize larger tax savings.
  • You can get a monthly paycheck for life in return for your gift. 
  • You can donate your house, continue to live there, and get a tax break all at the same time.
  • You can make a gift that protects your income as you age—insurance for your longevity.

You can make a gift to KGI that costs you nothing during your lifetime. Make us a beneficiary of your will or revocable trust and leave your cash flow and current financial planning uninterrupted.

Legacy Planning

From the beginning, The Claremont Colleges’ traditions of excellence have relied greatly on alumni and friends who have provided for one or more of the colleges in their wills. Whether you wish to memorialize a loved one, provide financial support for qualified students, or underwrite research, a bequest can achieve your goals and associate you with KGI forever.

Creating a legacy plan allows you to decide how your values and financial resources will benefit the people and organizations about which you care the most. Conveying your financial assets to heirs and charitable organizations as part of your legacy plan can be done through a will, living trust, or beneficiary designation on a retirement account or life insurance policy.

KGI works with alumni and friends who want to create a legacy plan that supports the Institute’s mission and advances its position as a leader in the life sciences. Your legacy gift may provide estate tax benefits and may be directed to a specific purpose at the Institute, as agreed upon in advance. You can feel good knowing that future generations of KGI students will benefit from your foresight and generosity.

If you would like to learn more about planning a legacy with KGI, please contact one of our professionals who would be happy to assist you.

If you have already included KGI in your estate plans, please let us know so we may give thanks.

To learn more about beneficial ways to support KGI, call (909) 607-9644.