A Campaign for the University of South Alabama


Ways to Give

Gifts eligible to be included in the campaign are as follows:

  • GIFTS OF CASH
    Gifts may be made by cash, check, or wire transfer.
  • GIFTS OF STOCK AND OTHER SECURITIES
    Gifts of stocks and securities are included in the campaign as the fair market value of the stocks and securities on the date of transfer. Donors may be eligible to receive capital gains tax savings by making a gift in this way.
  • GIFTS OF REAL ESTATE
    Gifts of real estate include outright gifts, life estates, and bargain sales. Donors must provide a documented value of the donated items to be counted toward the campaign. If donors intend to claim a deduction for tax purposes, they are required to provide documentation from a qualified appraiser that includes a fair market value. All gifts of real estate are subject to USA Board of Trustees approval.
  • GIFTS IN KIND
    Gifts in kind include donated equipment, services and supplies. If goods and/or services are purchased by the University of South Alabama, any discounted value provided by the vendor can also be considered a gift-in-kind and counted toward the campaign.
  • IRA DISTRIBUTIONS
  • ART, BOOKS, AND OTHER VALUABLES
    Donors must provide a documented value of the donated items to be counted toward the campaign. If donors intend to claim a deduction for tax purposes, they are required to provide documentation from a qualified appraiser that includes a fair market value.
  • PLANNED GIFT INTENTIONS
    Planned gifts include gifts through wills, life insurance policies, retirement account beneficiary designations, and charitable trusts. Donors must provide documentation of planned gifts in order for the gift to be included in the campaign. Donors who are interested in making a planned gift to USA can contact the USA Office of Gift Planning at (251) 460-7906 for assistance.

For more information on how you can make a gift to “Upward and Onward, A Campaign for the University of South Alabama” please contact the USA Office of Development and Alumni Relations at (251) 460-7032 or campaign@southalabama.edu.