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How to Give

The simplest way to make a gift to Southwestern is to write a check made payable to “Southwestern University,” go online to make a secure credit card gift, or call us toll-free at 1-800-960-6363 to make your gift over the telephone. 

You can also make gifts of securities, personal property or life insurance. You can name Southwestern as a beneficiary of your will, establish a gift that returns life income or make a multi-year pledge.  Your company may even match your gift, increasing your support for Southwestern by as much as 4 to 1, for some corporations.


Southwestern’s Gift Programs staff is ready and willing to provide you and your advisors with the information necessary for you to make sound decisions regarding your philanthropic goals. 


Southwestern University
Office of Gift Programs
P.O. Box 770
Georgetown, Texas 78627-0770

Matching Gifts

To see if your company or organization will match your gift, click here.

Gifts of Securities

Giving stocks and bonds that have increased in value (and that you have owned for more than one year) provides even greater tax benefits than giving cash. Not only is the market value of the securities deductible (subject to applicable limitations), but you also avoid paying the capital gains tax on the appreciation.

Stock held in custody with a brokerage firm or bank trust department can be transferred directly from the custodian firm or bank to Southwestern’s account at Regions Bank. Download Securities Transfer Instructions.


Naming Southwestern University as a beneficiary in your will is a simple and lasting way to acknowledge the University’s role in your life. Need the legalese? See some examples of the language you might include.

For other estate planning options, please visit our Gift & Estate Planning page.

Payroll Deduction (Southwestern Employees Only)

If you are currently employed by Southwestern University and wish to contribute via Payroll Deduction, please print and complete the payroll deduction authorization and mail it to the P.O. box listed above or:

• deliver it to: Office of Gift Programs, Alumni Center, Cullen Bldg., 2nd Floor

• fax your completed form to: 512-863-1515


Review all the Ways to Give in detail.