Ways to Give

Ways to Give

By giving to Rocky Mountain College, you sustain our commitment to fully prepare and educate students regardless of their ability to afford a premium college education. With your gift, you are providing more than support you are giving a gift of opportunity.         

We invite you to choose the method or combination of methods that can make your gift carry the most meaning.

Outright Gifts

Credit Card

This is the simplest way to contribute, and the preferred method for many of our alumni and friends. You can pay with your credit card online, allowing you to make multiple designations within a single gift. Use our online gift form to make a gift.

You have options when making your credit card gift. You can make a one time gift today, create an installment plan, or create a recurring gift. A recurring gift is an open-ended gift where you decide the amount and the frequency of your gift

Gifts by Mail or Phone

You can mail a check made out to Rocky Mountain College. Please include a note telling us how to direct your gift and send to:

Rocky Mountain College
Office of Development
1511 Poly Drive
Billings, MT 59102

Or call the Office of Development at 406-657-1006.


Personal and tangible property, when donated for educational purposes, such as art, books, technology, or even livestock are recognized at their fair market value. If you incur expenses while volunteering or donating services for Rocky Mountain College, you can coordinate with staff to make your expenses a gift. Contact the Office of Development at development@rocky.edu to plan your gift-in-kind or learn more.

Matching Gifts

Double or triple the impact of your gift! Many employers sponsor matching programs for employees’ charitable gifts. Ask your employer to see if your employer has a matching program. Please contact development@rocky.edu if you have a question about matching gifts.


Rocky Mountain College welcomes gifts of appreciated securities such as stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that have grown in value. If you would like to make a gift of stock to RMC, please contact the Office of Development for specific information about the process. For your convenience, you are also welcome to have your financial advisor contact us directly at development@rocky.edu or at 406-657-1006.

If you are giving a gift via stock transfer, please note that you will need to provide your financial advisor with the following information:

Financial Institution: Merrill Lynch
DTC Participant Number: 8862
Credit Account Number: 402-02204
FBO: Rocky Mountain College

Real estate

You can contribute real estate either as an outright gift or as a gift through your estate. By donating appreciated real estate to Rocky Mountain College, you provide generous support to the College for years to come. Our development officers are available to discuss any gifts of real estate you may be considering.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff gifts, of all sizes, support Rocky Mountain College’s mission to provide students an individualized experience that prepares them to be lifelong learners and successful in their careers.  As RMC employees, your largest contributions to the College are through your talents, ties, and time you share in support of RMC’s mission. The College was founded by visionaries who invested in the College’s future. We acknowledge their investment through our own gifts to RMC. Through annual gifts the College is able to provide numerous tools and resources for students to have a purposeful and genuine RMC experience. You may make a gift online or set up a gift through payroll deduction by contacting Human Resources at humanresources@rocky.edu

Planned Gifts

Making a planned gift is one way to ensure and continue the vision of the “College of the Open Door” with potential benefits for you as the donor, your heirs, and the College. The 1878 Society honors those who have made this choice to help Rocky Mountain College sustain the excellence that began in 1878. You can learn more about these planned gift options and other options at our detailed planned giving site.


A gift in your will or living trust is a simple, flexible, and versatile way to sustain Rocky Mountain College’s mission for years to come. You can name RMC as a percentage beneficiary, for a specific dollar amount, or as a residual recipient.

Retirement Plan or Life Insurance Policy Designations

You may name Rocky Mountain College as a beneficiary on retirement plans and life insurance policies. Notify your plan or policy holder on the form needed. This easy way to give is also flexible. You can review and adjust beneficiary designations at any time.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

If you have built up a sizable estate and want to receive reliable payments while supporting the College, consider arranging a charitable remainder trust. A wide variety of trusts exists to suit your needs.

Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable Gift Annuities allow you to transfer assets to the College in exchange for lifetime income. You can begin receiving payments immediately or at a future time you select. Different states have different laws governing charitable annuities. Please contact our development office to learn the specific details of your situation and together we can plan your gift accordingly.

Montana Endowment Tax Credit

In 1997 the Montana Endowment Tax Credit (“METC”) was created to encourage gifts to endowments supporting Montana charities. This tax credit was made permanent in 2023.

The METC is available to individuals who pay income tax in Montana who make a qualified planned gift to a permanent endowment to benefit a tax-exempt charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Businesses qualify by making a cash gift to a qualified endowment to benefit a tax-exempt charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

All of Rocky Mountain College’s endowed funds qualify for the Montana Endowment Tax Credit. The credit is 40% of the planned gift’s federal charitable deduction value, up to a maximum of $10,000 per individual or $20,000 per couple. For businesses, the credit is calculated at 20% of the value of the gift, up to a maximum of $10,000.

Beginning in 2024, the tax credit increases to $15,000 per individual, and $30,000 per couple filing jointly for planned gifts, and $15,000 per business entity making outright gifts.

To learn more or to take advantage of this tax break contact the Office of Development at development@rocky.edu or by calling 406-657-1006.

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1511 Poly Drive
Billings, MT 59102
Eaton Hall
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