Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why should I make a gift to Georgia State University?

    Georgia State University has grown with its student body, the expansion of its campus, its commitment to excellence and the needs of its community for highly educated graduates in the workforce. Gifts to the University allow it to grow in ways that other funding cannot accomplish. Private gifts allow for programs that government funding does not or cannot support. Scholarships, special acquisitions, equipment purchases and the creation of endowments to attract and keep top faculty are just a few of the ways private gifts enhance the quality of a Georgia State education.

  2. What is one of Georgia State University's highest funding priorities?

    The Georgia State University Fund - This fund is the backbone of the University as it provides support to all areas of the university. It is a funding source used by Georgia State to help fund top university priorities, special projects and immediate and critical academic needs (such as scholarships for students, lab equipment for classrooms and faculty research) that are not always met by other funding.

  3. Can my gift be designated to my college?

    Yes. You can choose to support the University overall through the Georgia State University Fund, or you can choose to support a particular area or college by designating that on the form you submit with your gift.

  4. How will my gift be used?

    Your gift is used for the university's most pressing needs or you may choose to designate how it is to be used. Significant needs include financial support for students, laboratory equipment, library books and special programs. Our goal is to use your gift to enhance the student experience at Georgia State University. Your support directly assists current Georgia State students.

  5. How can I make a gift or pledge to Georgia State University?

    The Georgia State University Foundation welcomes gifts of all types and will work with you and your financial advisors to maximize your tax benefits and the value of your gift to the university.

    Visit our Types of Gifts page for more information on ways you can make a contribution to Georgia State University.

  6. Is my gift tax deductible?

    Yes, to the fullest extent allowed by law.

  7. Whom should I contact about establishing a scholarship or an endowment?

    If you would like to establish such a fund within a particular college or area of the university, please contact the director of development for that area. If you would like to establish a fund that would benefit the University as a whole, please contact Walter Massey at (404) 413-3401.

  8. Does the Georgia State University Foundation provide for online giving at a secure site?

    Yes. We partner with IATS to provide you with a secure site where your gift information will be processed immediately and confidentially. Our online donation forms are certified as PCI compliant.

  9. My financial situation has changed. May I modify my pledge?

    Yes. Please contact our Gifts and Records Department at (404) 413-3446 or e-mail Marion Campbell to change your pledge and adjust our records accordingly.

  10. I have not heard from Georgia State recently. Am I still in your database?

    It is possible that we do not have your current contact information on your record. Please contact our Gifts and Records Department at (404) 413-3448 or e-mail Jackie Worthy to update your record.

  11. My spouse and I both attended Georgia State; can we make joint gifts?

    Yes. When you make your gift, include with your gift your spouse's name, graduation year and college and indicate that you would like to receive joint credit for the gift.

  12. How can I update my records?

    You can update your records by using our online Profile Update Form. If you are not already registered on the GSU Foundation site you can complete our New User Registration Form to provide us with your latest contact information.

    If you do not wish to create an account, you may send your updated information to update@gsu.edu.

  13. Is joining the Alumni Association the same as giving a gift?

    No. The annual dues paid help to fund only Alumni Association programs.

  14. To whom should I make my check payable, and where should I mail it?

    Please make your checks payable to the Georgia State University Foundation, Inc. and send to:

    Georgia State University Foundation, Inc.
    P.O. Box 3963
    Atlanta, GA 30302-3963
P.O. Box 3963  |  Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3963  |  (404) 413-3402