How to Give
The simplest way to make a gift to Southwestern is to write a check made payable to “Southwestern University,” go online to make a secure credit card gift, or call us toll-free at 1-800-960-6363 to make your gift over the telephone.
You can also make gifts of securities, personal property or life insurance. You can name Southwestern as a beneficiary of your will, establish a gift that returns life income or make a multi-year pledge. Your company may even match your gift, increasing your support for Southwestern by as much as 4 to 1, for some corporations.
Southwestern’s Development staff is ready and willing to provide you and your advisors with the information necessary for you to make sound decisions regarding your philanthropic goals.
MAIL YOUR GIFT TO:
P.O. Box 770
Georgetown, Texas 78627-0770
To see if your company or organization will match your gift, click here.
Gifts of Securities
Giving stocks and bonds that have increased in value (and that you have owned for more than one year) provides even greater tax benefits than giving cash. Not only is the market value of the securities deductible (subject to applicable limitations), but you also avoid paying the capital gains tax on the appreciation.
Stock held in custody with a brokerage firm or bank trust department can be transferred directly from the custodian firm or bank to Southwestern’s account at Regions Bank.
Direct Cash Wire Transfer Instructions
Gifts in U.S. dollars may be wired directly from your bank to Southwestern University by providing your bank with the following simple wire transfer instructions:
Naming Southwestern University as a beneficiary in your will or another plan is a simple and lasting way to acknowledge the University’s role in your life. For more planned giving information, please visit our Planned Giving page.
ACH & Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Instructions
Make your gift to Southwestern without ever writing a check and without the hassle of updating new and expiring credit card information. An electronic funds transfer (EFT) is a convenient, cost-effective way to support Southwestern. With EFT, your annual contribution is divided into monthly installments, which are automatically deducted from your checking or savings account.
Payroll Deduction (Southwestern Employees Only)
If you are currently employed by Southwestern University and wish to contribute via Payroll Deduction, please print and complete the payroll deduction authorization and mail it to the P.O. box listed above or:
• deliver it to: Annual Giving Office, Alumni Center, Cullen Bldg., 2nd Floor
• fax your completed form to: 512-863-1515