Types of Giving

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Piedmont gratefully accepts gifts of support from alumni, parents, and friends of the college. Each gift does its part to make a significant impact in the lives of our students and enhances the overall well-being of the college.

As a 501(c) institution, gifts to Piedmont are usually tax deductible and are classified into two broad categories: Present Giving and Planned Giving. For a present gift, the donor makes an outright gift with an immediate transfer of assets to the college. For a planned gift, the donor gives a future interest in property, with actual transfer of the property deferred to some future time.

To discuss gift options and more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at (706) 778-3000 or 800-868-1641, or write to:

The Office of Institutional Advancement
Piedmont College
P.O. Box 429
Demorest, GA 30535

Fax: (706) 776-0146

Below and in the menu on the left there is additional information for donation opportunites at Piedmont.


Traditional Gifts

Cash or Check

A gift of cash or a personal check is by far the most popular way to give to Piedmont College. You should receive a full tax benefit if you itemize deductions. Checks should be made payable to Piedmont College and mailed to: Piedmont College, P.O. Box 429, Demorest, GA 30535. Be sure to indicate how you wish your gift to be used. Click here for a donation form that you can print and mail with your gift.

Stock, Bonds, Real Estate or Life Insurance

Gifts made in the form of appreciated stock, bonds, real estate or life insurance may carry tax benefits for you by minimizing your capital gains and other taxes while helping students gain an education. 


Planned Giving

You can leave a legacy to Piedmont, provide for your family's needs, and minimize taxes by making a planned gift to the college. Planned gifts can me made in the form of:

Bequests: You can easily include Piedmont College in your will. Bequests, large and small, continue to provide substantial capital support for Piedmont's programs.

Charitable Gift Annuities: A CGA allows you to make a gift to the college while providing for your financial needs. Rates of return range from 5.5% to 7.6%, as of 12/09, depending on age. A CGA also provides charitable tax deductions. Click here for more information on Charitable Gift Annuities and pay out rates.

Annuities or Trusts: An annuity or trust can help Piedmont while allowing you to achieve your goals. One or more of these vehicles might allow you to make a charitable gift and receive life income for yourself, a loved one, or provide for your family while minimizing your taxes.

Gifts of Appreciated Stock, Bonds, Real Estate or Life Insurance: These gifts may carry tax benefits for you while strengthening Piedmont's endowment. You may minimize your capital gains or other taxes while helping students gain an education.


Careful planning can make charitable giving a true financial advantage, not only for the college but for the donor as well. Tax laws make certain types of gifts more advantageous than others. In a planned gift, the donor gives a future interest in property, with actual transfer of the property deferred to some future time. We encourage you to consider a planned gift and suggest that you consult your financial advisor or lawyer while developing your financial plan.

The Office of Institutional Advancement will assist in providing the information, procedures and resources necessary to complete any gift


Pledge

A pledge may be made for the Fund For Piedmont or for any of the capital projects. Most pledges are paid over a three-year period. Pledge reminders are generally sent at the end of each calendar year, however, individual schedules may be set up. In general, unpaid pledge gifts are not eligible for matching funds.


Matching Gifts

Many employers agree to match or multiply donations made by active or retired employees and, in some cases, employees' spouses. Specific information about matching-gift programs can be obtained by contacting your organization's personnel or human resources office. To make sure you take advantage of this opportunity, obtain the matching gift form (generally found in the personnel or human resources office). In general gifts not eligible for matching include: unpaid pledges, subscription fees, loan repayments, tuition and student fees, donations required of parents, tickets to events and dues payment. Fill out the form and send it with your personal gift to:

The Office of Institutional Advancement
Piedmont College
P.O. Box 429
Demorest, GA 30535