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State support, student tuition, and fees cover less than two-thirds of the resources needed to deliver Georgia State University's high quality education at an affordable cost. This means that many important programs need the help of private support for funding, and students rely on the generosity of the college community to help them realize their dreams. The investment you make with your gifts to support scholarships, academic programs, faculty development, community engagement, and other priorities is greatly appreciated.

We invite our students, alumni, faculty and staff, corporations, philanthropic foundations, and friends to explore the many ways to give to Georgia State University. These ways include gifts of cash, securities, real estate, life insurance policies, matching gifts, and honorary gifts. Every gift is vital to the continued success of GSU.

Check or Money Order

Please make checks payable to Georgia State University Foundation and send to:

Georgia State University Foundation
P.O. Box 2668
Atlanta, GA 30301-2668

Please complete the and include it with your check or money order.

Your gift will be recorded and receipted promptly on behalf of the specific program, school, or other designation you indicate. 

Credit Card Gifts

To charge a gift by phone using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express, please call (404) 413-9026.  A member of the Development staff will be happy to help you make your gift.

Online Giving

Gifts can be made through Georgia State University’s secure online giving site. Donate now »

Pledges

The fiscal year for the Annual Fund runs July 1st through June 30th.  If you wish to pledge now and pay later in the year, please indicate this on the pledge card and a reminder from Georgia State University will be sent to you at the appropriate time. 

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Please contact Marion Campbell at (404) 413-3446 or  for assistance in making a gift of appreciated stock or securities.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations and firms will match gifts by their employees or spouses.  Matching gifts enhance your gift to Georgia State University.  Please contact your human resources office to assist you in maximizing your gift. Please contact Marion Campbell at (404) 413-3446 or  for assistance in making a gift of appreciated stock or securities.

Estate Planning

Your planned gift establishes a legacy at Georgia State University College for generations to come. It can also offer you and your family substantial financial benefits and tax savings.  For more information, please contact Wendell Clark at (404) 413-3425 or

Make a Planned Gift

As a leading urban public research university, Georgia State students and faculty connect with Atlanta, the state of Georgia and the world beyond.
When you include a gift to Georgia State University in your overall estate plan, you open up a world of opportunity for future Georgia State students, giving them the tools they need to achieve great things.

If you are interested in making an investment for the future through Georgia State, we can help you find a charitable plan that fits your needs.

Click here to make a planned gift.

Make a Corporate/Foundation Gift

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) facilitates mutually beneficial collaborations, partnerships, and sponsorships in areas such as philanthropy, sponsored research, student recruitment, technology transfer, and continuing education. CFR also serves as a resource for faculty and staff.

CFR manages relationships and coordinates proposals to major corporations and foundations. Private Foundations and Corporations seek one central contact at GSU who coordinates and manages external interactions. Central to CFR’s mission is the development, coordination and submission of funding requests and collaborative agreements. It is CFR’s role to ensure that only the strongest and will aligned proposals are submitted to such Foundations and Corporations. Faculty and staff seeking private grant funding are expected to partner with CFR before embarking on contacts with corporations and foundations.

Click here to make a Corporate & Foundation Relations Gift.

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding tool supporting creativity and discovery that improves our world. Collectively small acts of generosity can make a big impact. Fund your passion with a gift to one of our projects.

Click here to give a gift to one of our projects.

Create an Endowment

Many individuals choose to give an enduring gift to Georgia State by creating an endowed fund.

Click here for a list of campus-wide endowment opportunities.

Phone

Please call our office at (404) 413-3402 to discuss how to make a gift, where to direct your contribution, or any other questions you may have about supporting Georgia State University Foundation.

Securities/Stocks and Bonds

For gifts of stock, shares may be delivered two ways...

  • Gifts may be sent electronically to one of the GSU Foundation brokers.  Any stock gift delivered electronically must be received in the Georgia State University Foundation's account before the markets close on December 31, in order for a donor to receive credit for the stock gift in that calendar year.  By completing the Donor Letter of Direction, , and the  documentation (as appropriate) the Foundation will be made aware of your gift intent and process your gift more efficiently when the stock is received.
     
  • Stock gifts may be physically delivered to the GSU Foundation. Gifts must be postmarked, or be in the Foundation office, on or before December 31.  Please do not endorse the stock certificates. In a separate envelope, mail a signed stock power.

Real Estate or Tangible Personal Property

The GSU Foundation can accept gifts of real estate allowing you to make a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the property. The Foundation may also elect to accept gifts of tangible personal property and will provide the donor with a tax deduction for the appraised value of the gift on the date the gift is made.  For assistance, please contact our office at (404) 413-3402.

Tribute and Memorial Gifts

Tribute and memorial gifts are meaningful ways to express your sentiments on a special occasion, memorialize a loved one, or pay homage to a special faculty member.  The GSU Foundation recognizes the heartfelt intent of these gifts, and we have provided an easy opportunity for donors to recognize, congratulate, or memorialize family and friends throughout the year.

A tribute gift provides a loving expression to commemorate a special occasion for yourself, a friend or relative celebrating a birthday, wedding, graduation, anniversary, birth, retirement, class reunion, or job promotion. They are also a great way to celebrate holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Grandparent’s Day. Finally, tribute gifts are often given to show appreciation for someone's kindness or to recognize their impact on your life. Memorial gifts provide a testimonial to the meaningfulness of a life that has passed on, and create a lasting tribute to their memory.

The GSU Foundation will send an acknowledgement to the person being recognized or to the family of the person being memorialized, informing them of your kindness. Please include the name of the person you are recognizing, as well as the name and address of the person you would like us to notify about your donation.

Like all gifts to the GSU Foundation, these special gifts make it possible for GSU students to pursue their academic dreams while providing a warm and loving way to bestow a lasting tribute to your loved one’s honor or memory. You may designate your gift for scholarships, endowment or program support, or for use to support the college’s other initiatives.

Please contact us at (404) 413-3402 to help you identify honorary or memorial gift opportunities at any level or get an answer to any questions you may have.