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 capital 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: These are usually made in the form of a check or a credit card payment.

Pledges: These 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 Ascending

Averett University has embarked on the silent phase of a multi-year comprehensive fundraising campaign in which we will be focusing on reaching new heights and propelling the University forward.

The Averett Fund

Provide support for furthering the mission of Averett. You may choose to honor an individual and/or restrict your gift to a department or scholarship.

Cougar Cares

The “Cougar Cares” emergency fund helps students impacted by short-term financial challenges. This fund will help our most vulnerable students with emergency funds for things like books, and technology needs.

Circle of Champions

Boost Averett Athletics and help our student-athletes to have an amazing and equitable experience.

Planned Giving