Frequently Asked Questions
Georgia Regents University and its associated health system encourages the solicitation and acceptance of gifts for purposes that will help the University and Health System to further and fulfill its mission and programs.
The Office Advancement solicits current and deferred gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations to secure the future growth and mission of the Georgia Regents enterprise.
The Georgia Regents enterprise will accept unrestricted gifts, and gifts for specific programs and purposes, provided that such gifts are not inconsistent with its stated mission, purpose and priorities. The University will not accept gifts that violate the terms of the corporate charter, are unduly burdensome to administer, pose an unacceptable risk of liability, benefit a specified employee or student or that are for purposes outside the mission of the Georgia Health Sciences enterprise.
How do I make a gift?
You can send a check by mail to Office of Advancement, 1120 15th St., FI 1000, Augusta, GA 30912; donate via credit card online or call our Gift Associate at 706-721-1143. You can also transfer stocks, bonds or property, or make a planned gift.
Still have questions? Our Advancement team would be glad to discuss your gift options with you. For our main office, call 706-721-4001 or 800-869-1113.
Can I choose where I want my gift to go?
Yes, you can direct your gift to specific needs at any of our colleges or medical centers. A full list of funds is also available. For MCG Foundation funds click here. For GHS Foundation funds click here.
Is my gift tax-deductible? Will I get a receipt?
Yes, your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS; no goods or services must be exchanged in order to receive a tax deduction. You should receive a receipt within one week of your gift. If you did not receive a receipt, please contact our Gift Associate at 706-721-1143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a graduate of Georgia Health Sciences University, why should I join the alumni association?
We think one of the easiest ways for our alumni to show their support for their alma mater is by joining their alumni association. As an alumni association member, you receive regular communication about the life of the university, network with other graduates at regional alumni association events and stay involved in our university’s future. Contact our Alumni Affairs office at 800-869-1113 or email email@example.com to learn more about the benefits of being an alumni association member.
I’m not able to give at this time, but I’m still interested in supporting the mission of Georgia Regents University and its associated health system. How can I help?
Thank you for your interest! Your time and expertise would be invaluable as a volunteer. There are many opportunities to serve as a volunteer across our campus, both at our university and medical centers. Contact Volunteer Services at 706-721-3596 or click here for more information.
What are the roles of the Georgia Health Sciences Foundation and the MCG Foundation?
Advancement and Community Relations is proud to partner with the Georgia Health Sciences Foundation and the MCG Foundation to manage philanthropic gifts to Georgia Regents University and its associated health system.
The two not-for-profit foundations receive gifts in support of the enterprise and dispense funds in accordance with donors' intentions and enterprise priorities. The Georgia Health Sciences Foundation manages funds that support the College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine, College of Graduate Studies, College of Nursing, Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center and Georgia Health Sciences Children’s Medical Center. The MCG Foundation manages funds that support the Medical College of Georgia.
Georgia Health Sciences Foundation
Medical College of Georgia
Why are there two foundations?
A multi-foundation model offers a number of benefits to an organization. It allows for more board involvement, broadens the prospect and donor base, helps build endowments and raise expendable funds for multiple purposes, engages more prospects, volunteers and donors, allows for focused fund-raising and creates synergies among various stakeholders. The support of multiple foundations maximizes the individual strengths of each foundation to the benefit of the organization’s mission.
What is an Endowment? How is that different from an Expendable Fund?
An Endowment is a significant gift that is invested and earns interest. That interest income is used to support the Endowment’s specific philanthropic purpose. The benefit of an Endowment is that it provides a steady stream of income, forever. Endowments are established to provide ongoing support for professorships, scholarships and many other needs.
An Expendable Fund holds monies that are available now to be used to support philanthropic purposes. These funds do not earn investment income. Expendable Funds may be attached to an Endowment or may stand alone.
My question is not answered here. Who should I contact?
Contact Advancement’s main office at 706-721-4001 or 800-869-1113, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.