Memorials and Tributes

A Gift That Honors a Life

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by Cornell College, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting honor to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of the students we serve.

Here is a Potential Scenario

Couple SmilingWhen Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he expressed heartfelt gratitude for his Cornell education and its impact on his life. So Sarah decided to make a gift to Cornell in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at Cornell thanks to this gift, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

Learn How to Fund It

You can create a memorial gift using the following assets:

Next Steps

  1. Contact Kristi (Webster) Columbus '96 at 319.895.4315 | 877.683.7666 or for additional information on creating a memorial or tribute gift at Cornell.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial or tribute gift to Cornell through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Cornell College
Address: 600 First Street SW, Mount Vernon, IA 52314
Federal Tax ID Number: 42-0680335