Recommending a gift to Connecticut College through your donor advised fund (DAF) is simple. You can donate directly to the Connecticut College by providing the following information to the sponsoring organization of your fund. Each organization will have the appropriate forms to complete these donations, which you can usually access through an online portal or working with your fund adviser. Your sponsoring organization can then complete the transaction to distribute funds to Connecticut College.

Information to Make a Donor Advised Fund Gift

Legal Name: Connecticut College
Connecticut College Federal Tax ID: 06-0646587

Mailing Address: 
Becker House
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320-4196 

*Specify the desired amount and designation of your gift. 

If you have questions about the information you need to provide to the sponsoring organization of your donor advised fund, please call us at 800-888-7549 

What is a Donor Advised Fund?

Donor Advised Fund (or DAF) giving has become more popular for individuals and families that want to benefit multiple charities throughout the year and for extended periods of time.

A DAF is a separately managed fund that is maintained and operated by a sponsoring organization. Once a donor establishes a DAF, that individual and/or a representative retains advisory privileges with respect to investment allocations and distributions to various charities.

In addition to offering ease of administration, a donor-advised fund offers the opportunity to create a low-cost, flexible way to diversify your philanthropy without the expense of creating a private foundation.

What are the restrictions on recommending a DAF distribution?

A DAF distribution is subject to IRS charitable contribution restrictions. A recommendation for a distribution from a DAF will likely not be approved by the sponsoring organization if any portion of the gift will be used to provide more than incidental benefits. For instance, DAF gifts cannot be used to pay for tickets to a fundraising event, gala dinner, or golf tournament.