Making a Gift

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. For more information, call or 800-868-1641, or write to:

The Office of Institutional Advancement
Piedmont College
P.O. Box 429
Demorest GA 30535
Phone: (706) 778-3000 or 1-800-868-1641
Fax: (706) 776-0146