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Ways to Give

Your Gift Makes a Difference

A gift to the Nicolet College Foundation is an excellent investment in your community.

Our most recent survey of Nicolet graduates shows that 80% are working in the area; another 18% within the district. But many of our students need financial help to earn their degrees. The Financial Aid office reports that almost 80% of Nicolet students qualify for financial aid. Currently, the total unmet need is $5.2 million.

Your gift can help fund one of the many scholarships the Foundation awards to help students complete their degree and certificate programs. Your generosity can also give students a renewed sense of determination, knowing others are committed to helping them reach their goals.

"This scholarship has given me the extra boost and enthusiasm I needed to make it through my second year at Nicolet. I had many goals and ambitions when I first came back to college and your generosity makes me want to try even harder."
-Stephanie Margetta

Nicolet College student

How to Make a Gift

You can support Nicolet students and the college in a variety of ways, each with distinct 
advantages. We welcome gifts and bequests of all sizes. Contributions can be made
 in the following ways: 

Cash Gifts 

Cash giving is the simplest way of sharing in the work of the Nicolet College Foundation. All such gifts qualify for the maximum income tax deduction allowable by law.

Memorials and Honorary Gifts

Many people choose to honor the memory of a friend or loved one through a gift to the Foundation.

Securities and Property 

Gifts of appreciated securities or real estate are deductible at fair market value to a certain percentage of income.


A testamentary gift can be specified in your will or trust and is exempt from estate taxes.

Life Insurance

The Nicolet College Foundation may be named as owner and beneficiary of a current or new life
insurance policy. You will receive a current tax deduction, approximately equal to any cash
surrender value of the policy.

Charitable Remainder Trust

This allows you to make a gift, receive tax deductions and acquire an income for life or for a specified period of time. You may establish this type of trust with cash, property or highly appreciated securities and specify who is to receive the income. At the death of the last beneficiary, the assets remaining will be distributed to the Nicolet College Foundation to be used as you have advised in your trust document.

Retirement Plan

Your retirement plan may be taxed up to 80% upon being transferred to your heirs. By giving some or all of your retirement plan to the Nicolet College Foundation, your estate can save an enormous amount of taxes while contributing to the betterment of Nicolet College and its students. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact the Nicolet College Foundation Office at 715-365-4518. or to make a gift or pledge now, complete and print the online Contribution/Pledge Form. Mail your completed form to:

Nicolet College Foundation
PO Box 518
Rhinelander, WI 54501