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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.


The Office of Advancement

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.

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.