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How to give

Ways to Support

  • Endowed Programmatic Support
  • Endowed Faculty Support
  • Endowed Student Support
  • Corporation and Foundation Giving
  • Planned Giving

Types of Donor Gifts

Outright Gifts

Outright gifts may be in the form of cash, securities, real estate, or personal property. Gifts of cash and of appreciated property may provide you with an income tax deduction for the full, fair market value of the gift.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match gifts their employees make to charitable organizations. A list of matching companies is available from Auburn University, or you may wish to inquire at your company to see whether it matches your charitable contributions. You can double or even triple the impact of your gift at no extra cost to you.

Five Year Pledges

The payment of your pledge may be made over five years. You may consider a larger commitment because the payments can be extended over five years.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

A contract between you and Auburn University for a gift in exchange for a life income. A special kind of gift annuity, called the deferred gift annuity, permits you to make a gift to Auburn now in exchange for a guaranteed life income, beginning at a future date.

A charitable gift annuity provides a guaranteed fixed income for you and/or others. By deferring the income, you increase both the amount of your charitable deduction and amount of income you will receive from your gift.

Life Insurance

Auburn is named as both owner and beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy. If there are premiums yet to be paid, you pledge to reimburse Auburn for those premiums. Amount of premiums is deductible as a charitable contribution.


You may include Auburn in your will for a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, or a remainder gift after bequests to individuals have been paid.

Contact the College of Liberal Arts Advancement Office at or 334-844-1483 for more information on any of these opportunities.