Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives


GOLD & Young Alumni


What does it mean to #BeSouthwestern?

Southwestern is a unique place, with top-notch faculty, students and staff, as well as dedicated alumni who are engaged in life-changing work across the globe. Young alumni make up 26 percent of the alumni body and are very important to Southwestern’s continued success. We invite you to Be Southwestern by making a gift to support the place you love.

What is the impact of your gift to Southwestern?


Last year, 99 percent of students received scholarship support from Southwestern. Gifts from alumni to the Southwestern Fund totaled more than $690,000! That’s equivalent to 14 full tuition scholarships.

Faculty Development

During the past fiscal year, 633 young alumni made gifts to The Southwestern Fund, totaling just over $14,000! These gifts could provide $5,000 grants to 2.8 SCOPE students for full-time summer research next summer.

Student Life

Gifts to the Southwestern Fund can support all of your favorite campus activities and student organizations.


Your recurring annual gift enhances Southwestern’s alumni participation rate (the percentage of alumni who make a gift to Southwestern), which in turn influences the University’s annual rankings and helps garner support from foundations and corporations.


Four ways to give 


Make a gift through our online form.

By phone:
Call Taylor Kidd, associate director of gift programs, at 512-863-1239


Send your check (payable to Southwestern University) or credit-card information to:
Office of Gift Programs
P.O. Box 770
Georgetown, Texas 78627


Monthly installments:
A recurring monthly gift is an easy and affordable way to make your gift of support to Southwestern. On a day of the month that you specify, a certain amount can be charged to your credit or debit card. To sign up for monthly giving, call Taylor Kidd, associate director for gift programs, at 512-863-1239 or use our online form.


Become a member of the GOLD President’s Council

Enjoy special recognition and networking opportunities as a member of the Southwestern GOLD President’s Council. You will receive invitations to special donor events and reserved seating at the Shilling Lecture Series. To be recognized as a GOLD President’s Council member, total gifts to Southwestern must meet the following criteria within one fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

Class Yearly Gifts:

2015: $20.15
2014-2010: $250 or more
2009-2005: $500 or more