Memorial gifts are a way to honor and remember a loved one, while also furthering the educational mission of Kenyon College.
Kenyon welcomes memorial gifts of any size. We encourage donors to direct memorial gifts of less than $100,000 to the Kenyon Fund, which supports all of the operations of the College. In addition, if the deceased established an endowed fund at Kenyon during his or her lifetime, a donor can direct a gift to that fund or to any another fund already established at the College. If the gift is in memory of a Trustee, the donor may wish to consider directing it to the Trustees' Bicentennial Fund.
For gifts greater than $100,000, a new named endowed fund can be established in memory of the deceased. An endowed memorial fund can be established at the time of death or at any later time. With gifts of this size, there may — if the College is currently constructing or renovating buildings — also be opportunities to name spaces on campus in memory of a loved one.
Families may want to suggest in a loved one's obituary that donations be sent to Kenyon College using language such as: "In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Kenyon College. Checks should be mailed to the Office of Development, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH 43022." Our development staff will acknowledge all gifts and periodically provide the family with a list of names and addresses of those who have made memorial gifts.