Ways to Make a Gift

Your gift to The University of Olivet make dreams a reality for our students. The University of Olivet experience students desire and the opportunities afforded them at The University of Olivet would not be possible without your help.

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To learn more about each organization, please click the links below.


Make a difference immediately! Use your credit card or debit card on our secure online giving form to make your gift today to the general Olivet Fund or to a designated fund.

Founders' Day

Annually on the 3rd Wednesday of February, we honor The University of Olivet’s history and founder, Reverend “Father” John J. Shipherd. Father Shipherd traveled north from Oberlin, Ohio, with 39 friends and family members to create an institution of higher learning that would benefit anyone regardless of gender, race or financial means. That mission was accomplished when The University of Olivet was founded in 1844, accredited through a state-granted charter in 1859, and honored its first graduating class in 1863.

The basis of Olivet’s guiding principle was established by the founders when they wrote, “We wish simply to do good to our students, by placing in their hands the means of intellectual, moral and spiritual improvement, and to teach them the divine art and science of doing good to others.” This remains at the core of The University of Olivet’s mission, and the motto “Be More. Do Good.” echoes across campus every day.

Gridiron Club

The Gridiron Club is comprised of alumni, friends and parents dedicated to promoting excellence in the The University of Olivet Football program.


Indicate how you would like to designate your gift and mail it to:

The University of Olivet
Office of Advancement
320 S. Main St.
Olivet, MI 47076


If you’d like to make your gift over the phone or if you have any questions, we welcome your call.

Advancement Office

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stocks can be made by contacting:
Broker: Oppenheimer
Contact at Oppenheimer: Kathy Burden (269) 552-3604 or Kathy.burden@opco.com
The University of Olivet Account Number: B55-0117051-Z59
DTC: 0571

If you make a gift of stock, please call the Advancement Office at  269-749-7162, so we can appropriately track your gift.

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Gifts can be made through a charitable bequest, charitable gift annuity, charitable trusts, retirement account assets and real estate.

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