The Auburn University Foundation receives all charitable contributions made in support of and to benefit Auburn University and Auburn University at Montgomery. The foundation, established in 1960 and led by a volunteer board of directors, works in cooperation with Auburn University’s fundraising professionals in its Office of Development and in conjunction with the Auburn University Real Estate Foundation. Their combined efforts include seeking philanthropic support to enhance quality faculty and instruction, advance academic and student programs, and increase scholarships and fellowships.
The Auburn University Foundation is a separate and distinct nonprofit organization, charged by the Auburn University president to ensure all donations made to Auburn University and Auburn University at Montgomery benefit the institutions as intended, and to manage the universities’ endowments so as to provide a perpetual source of funding for the future.
It is incorporated as an Alabama nonprofit corporation and certified by the Internal Revenue Service as a qualified charitable organization. Gifts to the foundation, listed in IRS Publication 78, Cumulative List of Organizations and described in Code 10(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are tax deductible as permitted by law. The foundation has met certain standards and requirements of the Internal Revenue Service within the meaning of IRS Code Sec. 501(c)(3). The foundation’s Tax Exempt Identification Number is 63-6022422.