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To seek truth requires listening — genuinely and purposefully — to one another and to the world around us. We listen. It is to question, investigate, discover. We are thirsty for knowledge. It is to embrace different, even opposing, perspectives so that our own may be broadened, and to see in others an inspiring sense of possibility. We believe in each individual’s ability to make a positive impact.

Join us in A Vision for Excellence and be part of an exciting evolution of the Guilford College we value and share.


A Guilford education is powerful.
Because there is power in truth seeking. 

Guilford College has a unique and meaningful place in higher education. Guided and distinguished by our Quaker principles, we are truth seekers. But it’s not just our values that separate us from other colleges and universities; it is the way in which our Quaker roots shape the Guilford experience and  how that experience develops the kind of positive change agents that the world needs.

We have an opportunity to preserve the Guilford way — to create a Vision for Excellence that will chart an exciting and productive course forward .

What began as a bridging campaign to raise funds for essential institutional needs has evolved into something with even greater potential impact. Vision for Excellence is more than a fundraising initiative; it is a definer of who we are at this moment, what we can achieve in the future, and how alumni and friends like you can play a critical part.

Join us in making a strategic investment in Guilford College. When you support our students, faculty, community, programs and Annual Funds, you are contributing to a life-changing experience that creates principled leaders for our communities and organizations. You stand for something that is more unique than it ought to be in today’s world.

You become, as we are, a seeker of truth, and there will always be power in truth seeking.

Ways to Give

Gifts of Cash

The simplest and fastest way to give to Guilford is to write a check or to use your credit or debit card to make a gift on Guilford's secure online giving site. Your gift is transferred immediately to Guilford and is tax deductible. Or you may mail gifts to the Office of Advancement, 5800 West Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27410. Cash gifts may also be made as a pledge to be paid over a specified period. For more information about making a pledge, please visit our Pledge Your Support Page.

Gifts of Securities

The gift of an asset, such as stocks, securities or mutual funds, is a valuable way to make a contribution to Guilford College and receive attractive tax benefits. Our brokerage company is LPL Financial, Account #44842208, DTC#0075 and our contact is Bryson McKinney at 336.724.2075. If you have questions on how to proceed with this type of donation please contact the Advancement Office at 336.316.2322 or email Christina Atkins for further information.

Planned Gifts

When it comes to supporting our students, faculty and programs, there are many giving options to choose from. To find a charitable gift that best meets your family's needs and supports Guilford College for years to come, you need a plan—and we're here to help! Click here to learn more about Planned Giving.

A planned, or deferred, gift -such as a bequest made through your will or a gift of life insurance- enables you to make a larger gift to Guilford than you may have thought possible, while providing financial security for you and your family. Our Guide to Planned Giving will help you explore the many excellent options available to create a planned giving strategy that meets your needs and goals. We'll also be happy to work with you and your legal or financial counsel to develop a plan that will benefit you and Guilford College. 

Matching Gifts

If you, or your spouse, is employed by a matching gift company, your gift to Guilford may be doubled, or even tripled. Ask your employer if they are one of the many that matches employee donations to educational institutions. In order to have your gift matched by your employer, you must obtain a matching gift form from your company or human resources office. This applies to all gifts regardless of whether they are made online, by check, or over the phone.



Gifts to Create an Endowment

Endowments are essential to developing and maintaining vitality and quality of Guilford College. The gift of an endowment makes a lasting difference. For more information, please contact Mike Poston, Vice President for Advancement at 336.316.2320.

Commemorative Gifts

You may make a gift to Guilford in honor or in memory of an individual or to mark a special occasion or event. For more information, contact Christina Atkins, Senior Director of Advancement Services at 336.316.2322

Payroll Deduction for Guilford Faculty & Staff

Making a gift is one powerful way Guilford College faculty and staff can show their support of the campus community. As a faculty or staff member, you have the convenience of making a gift through monthly deductions from their paychecks. Additionally, they have the option to set a period of time for the contribution to be deducted, or set up ongoing deductions with the option to cancel the deductions at any time. To set up your payroll deduction online, visit our online pledge form. If you prefer to download the form, click here. Please send completed forms to Jewell Shipley in the Office of Advancement. One-time gifts can be made by using our secure online giving form. If you have any questions, please contact Jewell Shipley.