To dream big.

To act boldly.

To give generously.

To make dreams come true.

To make dreams real.

Ways to Give

To ensure a bold and viable future, Averett University depends on the generosity of visionary donors whose charitable gifts sustain our quality academic programs, distinguished faculty, state-of-the-art learning facilities, and access to Averett through student scholarships.

Supporting Programs that Make a Difference

Unrestricted Gifts broadly support our students and programs; from the latest in learning technologies to scholarships, your gift helps to transform lives.

With a Restricted Gift, you may choose to support one of the Campaign Initiatives or a specific program or project.

Endowed Gifts provide a permanent annual stream of income for a scholarship or program while preserving the principal.

Make a Difference Today

Cash Gifts - Usually in the form of a check or credit card payment.

Pledges - May be made with a single payment or spread out over three to five years.

Appreciated Securities (Stocks) - gifting long-term appreciated securities has two advantages. It provides the donor with an immediate income tax deduction and eliminates capital gains taxes to the extent allowed by tax law. Donors transfer stock from their brokerage account to Averett’s account.

Real Estate can include a residence (you may continue to live there as long as you want) or other real property. You receive tax benefits allowable by law.

Make a Difference in the Future

Will - Designate Averett University to receive a bequest for a specific sum, percentage, or residue of your estate. Averett recognizes all planned giving donors as members of its Legacy Society.

Charitable Trusts or Annuities - Name Averett University as a future beneficiary and provide income to you now for a period of years or for life. Trusts can provide immediate and long-term tax benefits.

Life Insurance - Name Averett University as the owner and beneficiary of the policy, providing a gift at your death. Premium payments are also counted as annual gifts.

Retirement or Pension Plans - Designate Averett University as a remainder beneficiary, providing a future gift and potential tax benefits.


Averett Society

Annual Giving

Planned Giving

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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."