Welcome to the Grambling State University Office of Advancement. Our department provides a wealth of opportunities to give back to GSU through our Annual Fund programs, Endowments, Parents Fund, and many other giving opportunities. Our department is located in the old SGA building. Please contact our office about any questions you may have, our staff is prepared to assist you.
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Ways to Give
Giving to Grambling State University has an immediate impact on the University's ability to provide specialized training for faculty and staff, student scholarships, faculty incentives for ground-breaking research and technological innovation. Your financial support will provide the vital resources we need to help us create a meaningful and exceptional educational experience for all of our students.
Making a gift of cash by credit card, check or money order is often the most convenient way to give to Grambling State University. These gifts can be unrestricted or designated for a specific purpose. Options of making a cash gift:
- Give online (http://www.gram.edu/giving) with a credit or debit card on our secure server.
- Give by Phone with a credit or debit card by calling 318.274.2217.
- Give by mail by sending a check or money order to the Division of Advancement, Research & Economic Development.
Grambling University Foundation
P.O. Box 587
Grambling, LA 71245
Gifts of Stocks & Securities
Gifts of appreciated shares of marketable securities are beneficial to donors and to Grambling State University. When donating stocks fully to the University, a donor may avoid paying capital gains taxes on the donation, and also claim a tax deduction for the fair market value of the shares. To find out more about this great gift option, contact the Office of Advancement, Research & Economic Development at 318.274.2217.
Gifts of Vehicles & Equipment
Special equipment is required in almost every field of study. In many areas, the purchase of the most recent equipment and technology is critical. Vehicles in good working condition are always welcomed by the University and are a great way to support our facilities department and other areas in need of vehicles. All donations of this kind are tax deductible at fair market value.
Honor a loved one with a gift to the Grambling University Foundation. Gifts in memoriam may be made in any amount. All gifts to the memorial fund are recorded and recognized in the Annual Giving Report.
Life Insurance or Planned Giving
A gift of a Life Insurance policy is an excellent way to display your support for Grambling State University. To give through a life insurance policy to the University:
- Designate the Grambling University Foundation, Inc. as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy.
- Purchase a new policy and name Grambling University Foundation Inc. as the owner and beneficiary.
A matching donation (sometimes referred to as a matching gift) is a charitable gift made to a non-profit organization (such as GSU) by a matching donor (an employer) under the stipulation that the original donor (an employee such as you) first makes a gift to the organization.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs. In some cases, an employer will match a gift if you are married to an employee, widowed from someone who was an employee, serve as a board member, or if you’ve retired from the company. Matching gifts can double or even triple the size of your gift. If you have one of the mentioned relationships with a company, you can find out if the company will match your gift to Grambling State University by using the search tool below.
In simpler terms, if you give GSU $250, your employer will pay GSU an additional $250 to ‘match’ your gift. The exact details of the matching (the dollar amount they will match per donation and the maximum amount they will match annually) varies for each employer and also on your employee status (full-time vs. part-time) and can usually be found on the employer’s website.
Take advantage of the Corporate Match Gift today
Contribute by Payroll Deduction
Grambling State University employees are eligible to make charitable contributions via payroll deduction. You may choose to have any amount of $10.00 or more deducted from your payroll bi-weekly, or you may wish to have the Office of University Advancement calculate the appropriate amount to fulfill a pledge. At any time, a payroll deduction can be changed or stopped by contacting the Office of Advancement. Payroll deductions are an easy way to support Grambling and its numerous academic programs.
Grambling State University
Office of Institutional Advancement
GSU Box 4236
Grambling, LA 71245