Through the following giving options, you can create new opportunities for our students, enrich our faculty, strengthen our academic programs, and enhance our campus. You may designate your gift or pledge to your area of interest or to the university’s area of greatest need.

Give Online With a Credit Card

Quickly and easily using Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express™, or DISCOVER® cards. If you prefer, the Auburn Fund staff can process a credit card gift via telephone. Contact a staff member by calling (334) 844-1142 or email aubfund@auburn.edu to request someone call you about making a gift or to ask any questions you might have. MAKE AN ONLINE GIFT

By Check

A check is a common way to provide a gift to Auburn. Please make your check payable to “Auburn University Foundation.” Also, please note your preferred designation on the memo line of your check. Checks should be mailed to Auburn Fund, Attn: Gift Processing, 317 S. College St., Auburn, AL 36849.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

EFTs, or monthly bank drafts, are a convenient way to support Auburn. Specify your gift amount (minimum of $15 monthly) and designation according to your wishes. To request the form necessary to begin an EFT or make an inquiry, please contact a staff member by calling (334) 844-1142 or email aubfund@auburn.edu.

Stock Gifts

By donating common stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other appreciated securities, donors may also receive tax benefits that include avoiding long-term capital gains tax and obtaining deductions for their annual income tax filing. In most cases, donors can maximize their contribution through gifts of stock by transferring these appreciated securities to the Auburn University Foundation directly, rather than liquidating them first and donating the proceeds of that sale to the foundation. Before directing a transfer agent to transfer a stock gift to the foundation, contact an Auburn Fund staff member by calling (334) 844-1142 or emailing aubfund@auburn.edu to learn how best to expedite your donation.

Gifts-In-Kind

Gifts-in-kind involve both tangible and intangible personal property. Tangible assets might include single or collective works of art, books, or other collectibles; vehicles; animals; and equipment. Intangible assets might include patents; copyrights of cultural, artistic, and literary works; and computer software under development. Gifts-in-kind may be retained or sold (with the proceeds of the sale distributed to the university purpose as designated by the donor) or retained by the university to use in a manner benefiting its mission. Contact a staff member by calling (334) 844-1142 or email aubfund@auburn.edu to request someone call you about making a gift or to ask any questions you might have.

Estate Planning

Donors can provide support for Auburn at the time of their death through a number of estate planning vehicles that, in addition to many of the opportunities outlined previously, include retirement plan assets, charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, and partnership interests. Some planned giving options include opportunities for the donor to receive return income or other financial benefits during his or her lifetime in return for the contribution, as well as immediate tax-deductible benefits without the penalty of capital gains taxes on the transfer. To learn more about gift planning, call (334) 844-7375 or email plannedgiving@auburn.edu.

Real Estate Gifts

Gifts of donated property — primary and vacation homes, undeveloped land, commercial property, farms, and timberland — can be immediate or planned gifts. Donated property provides donors with tax benefits, while retained life estate donations provide donors with the added benefit of using the donated property during their lifetimes. The Auburn University Real Estate Foundation, Inc. facilitates and receives gifts, bequests, and transfers of donated real property on behalf of Auburn University and Auburn University at Montgomery. Donations of real property may be either sold by the foundation (with the proceeds of the sale distributed to the university purpose as designated by the donor) or retained by the university to use in a manner benefiting its mission. Call (334) 844-3363 to learn more about donating property.

Endowed Gifts

Endowments are created with a minimum philanthropic investment of $25,000 — either as an outright gift paid over time or through a bequest from your estate. Once established, an endowment is held permanently and is managed and invested by the Auburn University Foundation. Its principal continues to grow and produce income in perpetuity for a designated purpose. Professionals from Auburn’s Office of Development will work with you to establish guidelines and qualification requirements for your endowment, as well as the types of initiatives to which the funds can be applied. In addition, this funding provides the opportunity for an endowment to bear your name or to honor or memorialize someone of your choosing. To learn more about establishing an endowment, call (334) 844-2100 or email endowments@auburn.edu.