The Office of Advancement secures philanthropic support for Guilford College through the participation, loyalty and personal investment by alumni, parents and friends.  It helps maintain and improve the College’s strength in order to enhance the quality of education for current students, the value of the Guilford degree for alumni and the professional needs of faculty and staff.  Advancement efforts nurture the bonds between the campus and external constituents and fortify Guilford’s position as a leading liberal arts institution. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Advancement.

Ways to Give

Advancing Excellence

Advancing Excellence is Guilford’s 60-million-dollar campaign for Preparing Future Leaders, Supporting Outstanding Educators and Building Community. Campaign funds will support endowments for scholarships, professorships and innovative programs as well as construction costs for capital projects including a major renovation of Founders Hall.

Annual Giving

Gifts designated to one of our five annual funds are used during the year in which they are received to meet the current needs of our students. Guilford alumni, families, faculty, staff and friends make important commitments to Guilford students and programs by designating support to these five funds.

Planned Giving

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.

Payment Options

Guilford College accepts a variety of payment methods including all major credit cards. Donors can select the payment option that work best for you based on their desired timeline to pay their gift. Giving online, for example, puts one's gift to work for students today, and gifts of stocks and securities may provide the donor with tax benefits.

The mission of the Office of Advancement is to generate financial support and encourage participation, loyalty and personal investment among the Guilford College community.

We work to provide for the resources to maintain and improve the College’s financial strength and solvency in order to enhance the quality of education available to our students, further the value of that education to alumni and future alumni, fulfill the professional needs of our faculty and staff, and nurture the bonds between the campus and external partners.

As a results-oriented office, the Office of Advancement supports the priorities of Guilford
College by:

  • Ethically and effectively identifying, researching, cultivating and soliciting prospects and donors, with a focus on expanding philanthropy in support of the College;
  • Promoting the programs and values of the College to alumni, parents, friends, the media and the public on a local, regional and national basis;
  • Communicating and supporting the College’s stated priority needs;
  • Fostering an intellectual and social community for alumni, donors and friends through homecoming, major speaker events, local and regional alumni events and service projects.
  • Accurately depositing, receipting and acknowledging charitable donations; and
  • Keeping fundraising costs to a minimum.

The Office of Advancement supports Guilford’s commitment to teaching and graduating leaders in order to strengthen its national and regional identity as an outstanding small, values-oriented liberal arts college in the Southeast.