Frequently Asked Questions

If we haven't answered your question, email us at or call 740-376-4704.

 QuestionWhy are unrestricted gifts so important to Marietta?

AnswerUnrestricted gifts can be used wherever needs are greatest, allowing the College the flexibility to address its most pressing needs.

QuestionMay I specify how my gift is used?

AnswerYes. You can specify which department, scholarship or specific fund you would like to receive your support.

QuestionIs my gift tax-deductible?

AnswerGifts to Marietta College are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

QuestionCan I make my gift with a credit card?

AnswerYes. Marietta College accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. You can make a gift with your credit card over the phone by calling 740-376-4704.

QuestionWhere should I send a gift?

AnswerOffice of Advancement
Marietta College
215 Fifth Street
Marietta OH 45750

QuestionWhat benefits will I receive from making a gift through my estate?

AnswerYou can receive a number of financial benefits by giving through your estate, depending on the type of gift made.
Benefits include:
  • Reduction of estate taxes
  • Lifetime income
  • Current income tax deduction
  • Leave a legacy

QuestionHow will making a planned gift help the College now if the money will not be available for many years to come?

AnswerA gift planned to mature at some point later in time allows the College to move forward, secure in the knowledge the funds will be available at a later date.

QuestionCan I make an anonymous gift?

AnswerYes. The College will respect your desire for anonymity and will not disclose your gift. You can discuss your gift confidentially with an advancement professional by calling 740-376-4704 or write your request on a note enclosed with your check.

QuestionCan my gift support multiple areas at the College?

AnswerGifts to benefit multiple areas within Marietta College are both possible and easy. Please discuss your gift intentions with one of our advancement professionals by calling 740-376-4704

QuestionWhen is the College’s fiscal year?

AnswerJuly 1 - June 30.


Founded in 1835, Marietta College is a private, liberal arts college located in southeast Ohio. Consistently ranked among the top Midwestern
schools by U.S. News and World Report, Princeton Review and others, Marietta College's small and diverse student body enjoy opportunities
rarely found at other liberal arts schools.


215 Fifth Street, Marietta, OH 45750
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