Gift Planning

Plan Your Gift to Williams

Williams College offers a full range of charitable gift planning services to alumni, parents and friends. The Office of Gift Planning can help you explore a host of gift options that will allow you and your family to make a difference to present and future Eph generations.

This site offers ideas and information to help you consider and complete a planned gift to Williams. Explore Giving Options here, or visit the navigation bar on the right. You can utilize our gift calculator, learn about The Ephraim Williams Society, find sample bequest language, check a current issue of Giftwise,  our newsletter about planned giving, or simply read fellow Ephs’ personal giving stories.


“There is something very special about Williams – a college that can remain at the top, while both changing dramatically and retaining so much that feels familiar.  I decided to make my 50th Reunion Gift using appreciated securities because it was tax-friendly, efficient, and allowed me to stretch my own philanthropic goal.”

–Jay Freedman ’64

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF GIVING APPRECIATED STOCK?  A gift of appreciated securities (held for a least 12 months and one day) is an easy and tax-efficient way to make an outright gift to Williams while avoiding capital gains tax and receiving an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction for the current value of your stock.

If you would like to transfer appreciated securities directly to Williams, please visit the Trust and Estate Administration Office website for instructions, or contact the Controller Office by phone (413) 597-4118 or email

Williams College does not provide legal or tax advice. We advise you to seek your own legal and tax advice in connection with gift and planning matters


The Williams College Office of Gift Planning is here to answer your questions, and continue the conversation!