I can’t afford to give a big gift, so does my donation really matter?
Yes, every gift – no matter the amount – is important. Increasing alumni participation is one of the College’s greatest challenges.
U.S. News and World Report (and other publications that rank colleges/universities) look at the school’s alumni participation rate as an indicator of alumni satisfaction with the quality of their education. Foundation and corporation boards also consider alumni giving when deciding to invest their own resources.
If my spouse is also an alumnus/alumna of Georgetown, will we both get credit for making one gift?
Yes. Georgetown alumni spouses each receive credit for the full amount of the joint gift.
Can I make a gift anonymously?
Yes. Simply let us know at the time the gift is made if you would like to remain anonymous.
Can I make a gift in honor or memory of someone?
Yes. Please indicate your desire to make your gift in honor or memory of an individual at the time you make your gift. Also, please provide us with contact information if you would like the College to notify the honoree or a family member of your gift.
Can I make recurring credit card gifts?
Yes, please contact Kathryn Wise in the Office of Development at 502.863.8047 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
How do I make a gift?
Check out our Ways to Give page.
How can I find out if my company will match my gift?
Your Human Resources Department should be able to provide the proper information about your company’s matching gifts policy.
How do I make a gift of stock?
You can contact Lori Matthews, Director of Development at 502.863.8048 or email@example.com.
Are gifts tax-deductible?
Will I receive a receipt?
Yes. A thank you letter, which serves as your tax receipt, will be mailed as soon as possible after receipt of your gift.
What calendar does Georgetown use to recognize gifts?
Georgetown operates on a fiscal year rather than a calendar year. Each fiscal year runs from July 1 – June 30.
How will my gift be recognized?
Unless you specify that your gift remain anonymous, your name will appear in the appropriate donor categories in the Fall/Winter edition of Insights magazine. Your name will also be listed in the online version of the Donor Honor Roll for your gift during the previous fiscal year.
Whom should I contact to discuss a large gift opportunity?
To discuss a large gift opportunity, please contact Lori Matthews, Director of Development at 502.863.8048 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the donor categories?
Georgetown has three giving societies that recognize individuals, businesses, foundations, churches, etc. who contribute to the college.
The President’s Club is Georgetown’s most prestigious annual recognition club for alumni, parents and friends. It was established to recognize those individuals who provide annual support of $1,000 or more. Within the President’s Club there are several levels:
- Elijah Craig – Young Alumni – $100 per year since graduation
- For the 2011-12 fiscal year, the giving level to become a Young Alumni President’s Club member is as follows: (based on the following class years)
- 2012: $100
- 2011: $100
- 2010: $200
- 2009: $300
- 2008: $400
- 2007: $500
- 2006: $600
- 2005: $700
- 2004: $800
- 2003: $900
- Howard Malcom Level – $1,000 – $2,499
- Arthur Yager Level – $2,500 – $4,999
- Samuel Hill Level – $5,000 – $9,999
- Robert Mills Level – $10,000 and up
For more information, see our Giving Societies page.
Additional giving clubs include:
- Fellows Society recognizes those who have contributed $25,000 or more during his/her lifetime.
- Rockwood Giddings Society recognizes those who have contributed $100,000 or more in his/her lifetime.
- Pawling Heritage Society recognizes those who have included Georgetown College in their estate plans.
What are the advantages of giving online?
Online credit card gifts are a safe, easy, and quick way to support Georgetown. Giving online allows Georgetown to put your money to work faster and cuts down on time-intensive administrative work. It also saves on postage costs and is good for the environment.
I don’t see the designation of my choice in the options on the online form. How can I indicate where my gift should go?
If you do not see your designation listed, please check the “Other” option and type your designation in the box provided.
How do I update my information?
To register with our Alumni Community or to update your information, simply go to our Alumni Community Registration or Update Your Information pages. After selecting the Update Your Information link, you will need to login in order to view and change your information.
Whom can I contact if I have other questions?
If you have additional questions, please contact Debbie Sewell in the Office of Development at 502.863.8037.