GIVING OPTIONS

Friends of South Georgia State College can support its educational, cultural and community programs in many ways. The SGSC Foundation and the James M. Dye Foundation gratefully accept gifts and contributions that can be allocated across a wide variety of interests. As the donor desires, the gift may be passed on immediately to benefit students or an area of the College, or it may be placed in an endowment to work in perpetuity for the purpose the donor desires.

Scholarships

Over 70% of students at SGSC require financial assistance to attend college, so establishing a scholarship is one of the most beneficial ways to support students. Donors may choose from a one-time award or an endowed fund which will remain in perpetuity.  In addition, donors may give over several years and select from a variety of criteria when creating a scholarship

Other Endowments
Donors often want to establish a named endowment in honor of their family or place of business. Regular endowments may be started with a first gift of $500. Donors may make annual contributions until the designated endowment level is complete. As a part of the personalized endowment process, donors may direct the annual proceeds to a need of the College that best fits their own personal interest.

Memorial Gifts
Relatives and friends often remember loved ones with contributions to memorial funds. This is particularly appropriate for those who have been associated with the College, its alumni association or its foundation.

Commemorative Gifts
A special gift may be made to the foundation to commemorate a special event in one's life or the life of another. This act of giving is an extremely thoughtful way of noting a special occasion and remembering the needs of the College.

Sponsorships
All of the foundation's special events and campaigns provide individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities. Each sponsorship offers a variety of ways underwriters and donors can be recognized.

Planned Giving
Estate gifts provide an excellent opportunity for people to remember the College. Donors can take advantage of various estate-planning opportunities ranging from bequests to life-income gifts.

Auction Items
Each year, the foundation solicits auction items from local businesses and individuals. Many times these items will be resold at double or triple their retail value, providing a healthy contribution to scholarships and programming at SGSC.

Annual Fund Program
Annual gifts - unrestricted gifts, in particular - are the backbone of public and private colleges.  Your unrestricted gift helps sustain the departments, programs, and operations of South Georgia State College. A "yes" to the annual fund letter is one of the easiest ways to support SGSC.

To learn more about supporting the annual fund or any other types of giving for the South Georgia State College Foundation, please contact:

Ms. Walda Kight
Vice President for External Affairs
Douglas Campus/Richey Hall, Office #112
912.260.4274
Walda.Kight@sgsc.edu

To learn more about supporting the annual fund or any other types of giving for the James M. Dye Foundation, please contact:

Mr. Taylor Hereford
Executive Director
Waycross Campus/Administrative Building
912.449.7510
Taylor.Hereford@sgsc.edu


GIVING FAQS

Contact Us

For help making a gift to SGSC, feel free to call or email:

South Georgia State College Foundation
Ms. Walda Kight
Vice President for External Affairs
Douglas Campus/Richey Hall, Office #112
912.260.4274
Walda.Kight@sgsc.edu

or:

James M. Dye Foundation
Mr. Taylor Hereford
Executive Director
Waycross Campus/Administrative Building
912.449.7510
Taylor.Hereford@sgsc.edu


To whom do I write my check?
Please make your check payable to The SGSC Foundation or James M. Dye Foundation.


Where do I send my gift?

To support the SGSC Foundation:

South Georgia State College Foundation
Attention: Cathy Hand
100 W. College Park Drive
Douglas, GA 31533

To support the James M. Dye Foundation:

James M. Dye Foundation
Attention: Taylor Hereford
2001 South Georgia Parkway
Waycross, GA 31503

Is my gift tax deductible?
Both Foundations are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations as determined and defined by the IRS and are structurally separate from South Georgia State College.

The SGSC Foundation and the James M. Dye Foundation exist solely for SGSC's benefit, serving as the preferred channel for private gifts to all areas of the College. All gifts to the Foundations qualify for the maximum allowable deduction under the law. Donors should consult their tax counsel to determine the tax deductibility of any gift as it relates to their personal situation.


What are matching gifts?
Matching gifts are company-donated contributions that match the contributions made by their employees, thereby doubling or tripling the value of their gifts. This program enables a donor to increase the impact of their contribution to the SGSC Foundation or the James M. Dye Foundation.

To find out if your company participates in a matching gift program, contact your human resources or community relations department for a matching gift form. Then, send it along with your gift to the Foundation.


How do I make a gift in honor or memory of someone?
Simply send the gift to the Foundation of your choice along with a note telling us who you are honoring and the occasion, if there is one, for which he or she is being honored. Include the person's name, address and phone number as well as yours so we can properly acknowledge the gift.

If it is a memorial gift, please send us the name of the deceased, date of death and the name of the family member to whom notice of this gift should be sent.

We are happy to acknowledge gifts made in honor or in memory of individuals. If you send us names and addresses, we'd be happy to send an acknowledgement of the gift to the honoree or family. No mention of the dollar amount of the gift will be made.


How do I make a gift of stocks, bonds or mutual funds?
When making a gift of securities, please contact:

South Georgia State College Foundation
Ms. Walda Kight
Vice President for External Affairs
Douglas Campus/Richey Hall, Office #112
912.260.4274
Walda.Kight@sgsc.edu

or

James M. Dye Foundation
Mr. Taylor Hereford
Executive Director
Waycross Campus/Administrative Building
912.449.7510
Taylor.Hereford@sgsc.edu

In order to process securities gifts properly, it is extremely important to have complete donor information (name, address, phone number), the name and type of securities to be gifted (public, private, restricted, mutual fund, etc.), number of shares and the date the gift is to be made.

Physical delivery: Stocks and bonds should be sent to the chosen Foundation by certified mail with return receipt requested or hand-delivered. If the donor is the registered owner of the certificate, a Stock and Bond Power signed by the owner, exactly as the name appears on the certificate, with a Medallion signature (which you can likely obtain through your bank or broker) also needs to be provided to us. As a precautionary measure, the certificate and signed Stock and Bond Power should be mailed separately.

If the stock or bond has already been registered to the SGSC Foundation or the James M. Dye Foundation, no stock or bond power is necessary; however, a letter identifying the donors is essential for us to properly credit the gift.

Gift valuation date: The postmark on the envelope used to mail the securities to us determines the gift valuation date for physical securities. For hand-delivery of securities, it is the date the securities are turned over to a representative of the Foundation.

Acknowledgment of gift: As soon as a securities gift is received and matched to the donor, the Foundation sends an acknowledgment letter stating the nature of the gift, the gift valuation date and the gift valuation amount.