Ways to Give

The success of ForeverGold: The Campaign for Brenau University depends on the leadership of a few and the broadest participation of many. Supporting Brenau University philanthropically is rewarding and meaningful as it makes an immeasurable impact on both our current students and faculty, and the many generations to come.

The campaign offers a wide variety of gift options and our staff is available to assist you in making your gift. We hope all alumni and friends will choose to support the Brenau Annual Fund each and every year and have made it a campaign priority to increase alumni participation throughout the ForeverGold campaign.

Gifts to Brenau’s campaign can be made in a number of ways. Your gift may be restricted to a specific initiative of the ForeverGold campaign or may be designated to the area of greatest need.

1 Gifts of Cash: Cash gifts are immediately available to the university for both designated and undesignated purposed. Pledges may be paid over a period of up to five years, allowing many donors to make a larger gift – and leave a larger legacy – than initially thought possible. You may mail your check to External Relations; 500 Washington St. S.E., Gainesville, Georgia 30501 or make a credit card gift online through our online giving form or call Carrie Williams at 770.534.6163.
2 Gifts of Securities, Real Estate and Personal Property: Gifts of stocks, bonds or mutual funds allow you to make a gift to the university and receive a charitable deduction equal to the full fair market value while also avoiding payment of capital gains tax. Gifts of real estate may be the entire property or a fractional interest of the property. You may give real estate as a current gift and receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the gift. Gifts must meet certain criteria in order to be accepted by the university. For more details or to discuss such a gift, please contact our office at 770.534.6160.
3 Matching Gifts: As you are contemplating your level of support to the ForeverGold campaign, please note that many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to make charitable contributions. These programs are a great vehicle for you to maximize the impact of your gift. Corporate matching programs vary, so if you are interested in this program, please check directly with your employer or check our list of employers known to match employee gifts.
4 Planned Giving: Planned gifts are also an excellent way to increase your support and leave a lasting legacy at Brenau University, while also providing significant income tax benefits and estate tax savings. Options for deferred giving are numerous, such as a bequest in your will, naming Brenau as beneficiary in an insurance policy or retirement plan or through a life income plan such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust.

Through these gifts, you are making an immeasurable impact on and investment in the future of Brenau University. Thank you for joining with us to strengthen the institution for current and future generations of students. All gifts are tax deductible as provided by law.

For more information on how to give to help Brenau students through ForeverGold: An Extraordinary Legacy, please contact the Brenau University Office of External Relations.