to accommodate your philanthropic interests and goals.

You may designate your gift or pledge to your area of interest or to the university’s area of greatest need. Through the following giving options, you can create new opportunities for our students, enrich our faculty, strengthen our academic programs, and enhance our campus.

by credit card

Quickly and easily make a gift of any size online using Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express™, or DISCOVER® cards.

If you prefer, the Auburn Fund staff can process a credit card gift via telephone. Contact a staff member by calling (334) 844-1179 or email aubfund@auburn.edu to request someone call you about making a gift or to ask any questions you might have.


By Check

A check is a common way to provide a gift to Auburn. Please make your check payable to “Auburn University Foundation.” Also, please note your preferred designation on the memo line of your check, and if possible, complete and return our gift card with your donation.

Checks should be mailed to Auburn Fund, Attn: Gift Processing, 317 S. College St., Auburn, AL 36849.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

EFTs, or monthly bank drafts, are a convenient way to support Auburn. Specify your gift amount (minimum of $15 monthly) and designation according to your wishes. To request the form necessary to begin an EFT or make an inquiry, please contact a staff member by calling (334) 844-1179 or email aubfund@auburn.edu.

Corporate Matching

Your employer may double or even triple your gift to Auburn University. Your employer’s Human Resources department can provide details and the matching gift form to include with your check.

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By donating common stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other appreciated securities, donors may also receive tax benefits that include avoiding long-term capital gains tax and obtaining deductions for their annual income tax filing. In most cases, donors can maximize their contribution through gifts of stock by transferring these appreciated securities to the Auburn University Foundation directly, rather than liquidating them first and donating the proceeds of that sale to the foundation.

Before directing a transfer agent to transfer a stock gift to the foundation, contact an Auburn Fund staff member by calling (334) 844-1179 or emailing aubfund@auburn.edu to learn how best to expedite your donation.


Gifts-in-kind involve both tangible and intangible personal property. Tangible assets might include single or collective works of art, books, or other collectibles; vehicles; animals; and equipment. Intangible assets might include patents; copyrights of cultural, artistic, and literary works; and computer software under development. Gifts-in-kind may be retained or sold (with the proceeds of the sale distributed to the university purpose as designated by the donor) or retained by the university to use in a manner benefiting its mission.

Contact a staff member by calling (334) 844-8725 or email rondablythe@auburn.edu to request someone call you about making a gift or to ask any questions you might have.

Estate Plan Gifts

Donors can provide support for Auburn at the time of their death through a number of estate planning vehicles that, in addition to many of the opportunities outlined previously, include retirement plan assets, charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, and partnership interests. Some planned giving options include opportunities for the donor to receive return income or other financial benefits during his or her lifetime in return for the contribution, as well as immediate tax-deductible benefits without the penalty of capital gains taxes on the transfer.

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Real property (also referred to as real estate or realty) is land, its natural resources, and any permanent buildings on it. Gifts of donated property — primary and vacation homes, undeveloped land, commercial property, farms, and timberland — can be immediate or planned gifts. Donated property provides donors with tax benefits, while retained life estate donations provide donors with the added benefit of using the donated property during their lifetimes. The Auburn University Real Estate Foundation, Inc. facilitates and receives gifts, bequests, and transfers of donated real property on behalf of Auburn University and Auburn University at Montgomery. Donations of real property may be either sold by the foundation (with the proceeds of the sale distributed to the university purpose as designated by the donor) or retained by the university to use in a manner benefiting its mission.

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Corporate and Foundation Relations

Philanthropic partnerships with Auburn University foster positive business, academic, and community relationships for corporations and foundations. Contact Auburn’s Corporate and Foundation Relations team to learn how to create a mutually beneficial relationship with organization.

Giving to the Auburn University Foundation

The Auburn University Foundation receives all auf_logocharitable contributions made in support of and to benefit Auburn University and Auburn University at Montgomery. The foundation, established in 1960 and led by a volunteer board of directors, works in cooperation with Auburn University’s fundraising professionals in its Office of Development. Their combined efforts include seeking philanthropic support to enhance quality faculty and instruction, advance academic and student programs, and increase scholarships and fellowships.

The Auburn University Foundation is a separate and distinct nonprofit organization, charged by the Auburn University president to ensure all donations made to Auburn University and Auburn University at Montgomery benefit the institutions as intended, and to manage the universities’ endowments so as to provide a perpetual source of funding for their future. It is incorporated as an Alabama nonprofit corporation and certified by the Internal Revenue Service as a qualified charitable organization. Gifts to the foundation, listed in IRS Publication 78, Cumulative List of Organizations and described in Code 10(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are tax deductible as permitted by law. The foundation has met certain standards and requirements of the Internal Revenue Service within the meaning of IRS Code Sec. 501(c)(3). The foundation’s Tax Exempt Identification Number is 63-6022422.

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