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Year End Giving Tips

Remember only gifts made by December 31 can help reduce the amount of taxes you owe next April.  Please keep the following in mind and consult your tax advisor for specific details. Thank you for your support and have a safe and happy holiday season!

Holiday Hours:
Averett University will observe a holiday schedule from Monday, December 22 - Sunday, January 4. The Institutional Advancement offices will be open during the holiday season with limited hours.
The Institutional Advancement office (Alumni Hall) will be open:
Tuesday, December 30 and Wednesday, December 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

General tips:
Make sure your gift is dated and postmarked no later than December 31, 2014. While you should consult a CPA or tax preparer to determine the tax consequences of your donation, the date you deliver or mail your donation is generally recognized as the gift date for tax purposes.
Give online no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on December 31, 2014. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Electronic Fund Transfer directly from your checking account.  Gifts can be made at

The date you deliver or mail (post mark) your donation is generally recognized as the gift date for tax purposes. Please note the date on the actual check or money order is not recognized by the IRS as proof of your intent to give on a particular date. Acknowledgement letters for gifts made from December 19 – January 9 will reflect the processing date of the gift, not necessarily the date the gift was made.  Gifts by check or money order may be:

  Mailed to:
Institutional Advancement
Averett University
420 West Main Street
Danville, VA  24541
-OR- Hand-delivered:
By 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 30 or Wednesday, December 31

Averett University
Institutional Advancement Offices
Alumni Hall

Credit Cards:
The date your account is debited is considered the date of the donation.  Credit card gifts may also made online at In order to receive a 2014 charitable income tax deduction, credit card gifts must be processed against your account in 2014. 

Gifts of Stock: 
Averett University has accounts with several brokerage firms.  To transfer stock in the 2014 tax year, please provide your broker with the contact information for one of the following firms.

  Edward Jones   Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Charles Abercrombie

Seward Anderson, Financial Advisor
Vice President - Investments

In addition, you may wish to contact us before the transfer to notify us of the pending gift and to discuss use of the funds.  Please contact: Buddy Rawley, 434-203-7868


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Grateful Students
  • Paul Porter, Class of '14

    "My scholarships have provided me with the opportunity to be a first generation college student. Without these scholarships I would not have been able to accomplish any of the dreams that I have realized in my time as a Cougar, such as double majoring in accounting and business management while being a four year member of the men’s basketball team."


  • Callie Burnette, Class of '13

    "The scholarships have helped tremendously. I have a younger sibling who is also attending college, so my scholarships have really helped lessen the financial load on my parents and me. I'm so thankful to the donors of my scholarships because they've allowed young people like me to get an excellent education and to pursue the career of our choice."


  • Brentt Simmons, Class of '13

    "Since I came to Averett, my love and passion for music have grown, and I have become a better musician. I have gained knowledge and skills that I will need in my music career. The scholarships I have received have helped me tremendously. Without the generosity of my scholarship donors, paying for tuition would have been very difficult. I'm very grateful to the donors and appreciate their generosity. It means a lot to me that someone was willing to invest in me and believe in me."


  • Shane Brogden, Class of '14

    "The scholarships I receive thanks to Averett's generous donors make college affordable for my family and me. Without these funds, I would be forced to find employment to support my education and not have as much time to study and focus on my schoolwork. I have learned that Averett truly cares about their students and will do anything to help us get our education. I am thankful for every donor who has given and allows me to a part of this exceptional educational experience."