Gifts That Make An Impact Now

If you would like to to advance the mission of an enterprising public university that’s a national leader in innovation and success initiatives, consider the giving options below — many of which have financial and personal benefits to you.

Donate Now

To support Georgia State University’s current work, make a gift online or by mail: Georgia State University Foundation, Inc., PO Box 3963, Atlanta, GA 30302-3963

Recommend a grant now from your donor-advised fund

You can use your donor-advised fund (DAF) to make a one-time gift or to create a recurring monthly or quarterly gift to advance the university’s mission throughout the year.

You can conveniently initiate a grant from your DAF using the link below. Simply type in the name of your fund sponsor and the system will prompt you through the process.

Memorial or Tribute Gift

When you give a memorial or tribute gift to Georgia State to honor someone special, you’re expressing your love, admiration and gratitude in one of the most meaningful ways there is. Your gift will honor your loved one, create a lasting tribute and open up a world of opportunity for future Panthers.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

You can use stocks, bonds and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to support of our shared mission of removing barriers to achievement, providing support and creating opportunities to future generations of Panthers. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock (up to a maximum of 30 percent of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock.

Matching Gift Opportunities

Would you like to maximize the impact of your giving and encourage other supporters to mobilize on behalf Georgia State? Consider sponsoring a matching gift challenge. Donate a pool of funds to the Georgia State University Foundation, from which we will match any donation made within a given period of time. In this way, the value of your gift is doubled.

Qualified Charitable Distribution
You can transfer funds from your IRA directly to the Georgia State University Foundation. This is an effective way to have an immediate impact and ensure we continue to be one of the nation’s most innovative and enterprising public research universities and a national leader in success initiatives and commitment to teaching. Here’s how it works:

  • You must be 70 and a half years or older.
  • An individual may transfer up to a total of $105,000 per year and a married couple may give up to $210,000 to all organizations.
  • Your gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account to the Georgia State University Foundation.
  • Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to the Georgia State University Foundation, so it does not count as income for the year.
  • If you are 73 and older, the transfer of funds counts towards your annual required minimum distribution from your IRA.
  • An individual may take a one-time QCD up to $53,000 to fund a charitable gift annuity (CGA) or charitable remainder trust (CRT).

You can download a sample letter for your IRA administrator here to start the distribution process. You may also be able to request a qualified charitable distribution through your online account portal.

Learn more about IRA Giving

Please note: If you are still working and contributing to a retirement account, this gift could impact your taxable income. Please consult a qualified advisor before making a gift.

The Impact of Your Giving


could pay for a student's books

The costs of textbooks, course materials and lab fees add up quickly!
Help a student access the tools they need to succeed.


could provide a stipend

Your gift may be the security a Panther needs to gain freedom to concentrate on studies or the boost that allows the pursuit of experiential learning.


could support a scholarship

You could make a difference in the life of a student and help Georgia State attract the best and the brightest.

*Please note that these examples are for illustration purposes only and actual gift amounts may differ. Please contact our team to see the impact you can make possible.

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