Friends of Darton College can support its educational, cultural and community programs in many ways.
The Darton Foundation gratefully accepts gifts and contributions that can be allocated across a wide variety of interests. As the donor desires, the gift may be passed on immediately to benefit a student or an area of the college, or it may be placed in an endowment to work in perpetuity for the purpose the donor desires.
Donors often want to establish a named endowment in honor of their family or place of business. Regular endowments may be started with a first gift of $5,000. In cases where the initial investment is less than $5,000, personal endowments may be created over time with a minimum annual gift of $500. As a part of the personalized endowment process, donors may direct the annual proceeds to a need of the college that best fits their own personal interest.
Relatives and friends often remember loved ones with contributions to memorial funds. This is particularly appropriate for those who have been associated with the college, its alumni association or its foundation. This is a wonderful way to bestow a lasting legacy to a loved one and support the economic growth of southwest Georgia.
A special gift may be made to the Foundation to commemorate a special event in one's life or the life of another. This act of giving is an extremely thoughtful way of noting a special occasion and remembering the needs of the college.
All of the foundation's special events and campaigns provide individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities. Each sponsorship offers a variety of ways underwriters and donors can be recognized.
Estate gifts provide an excellent opportunity for people to remember the college. Donors can take advantage of various estate-planning opportunities ranging from bequests to life-income gifts.
Each year, the Foundation solicits auction items from local businesses and individuals. Many times these items will be resold at double their retail value, providing a healthy contribution to scholarships and programming at Darton.
Friends of Darton College can support its education, cultural and community programs in many ways.
*Important note: Your tax professional can give you information on the benefits of charitable giving. Please consult a financial advisor or your tax professional when planning your gift.
Cash gifts by check or money order should be made payable to Darton College Foundation and mailed to:
Darton College Foundation
2400 Gillionville Road
Albany, GA 31707
Actual cash should always be hand-delivered to the Foundation rather than sent through the mail.
To make a contribution using your credit card, please call the Foundation office at 229-317-6929 or 317-6595 or donate online. Please designate the purpose of the gift in the memo or purpose section of the gift screen when you donate online.
Matching gifts are company-donated contributions that match the contributions made by their employees, thereby doubling or tripling the value of their gifts. This program enables a donor to increase the impact of their contribution to the Foundation. To find out if your company participates in a matching gift program, contact your human resources or community relations department for a matching gift form. Then, send the form with your gift to the Foundation.
Darton employees can make can make a donation through payroll deduction. Get more information and a contribution form from the Foundation office in K-220 or in the Payroll office, K-209.
Works of art, books, automobiles, equipment and furnishings are considered gifts of tangible personal property and feature attractive tax benefits. If you are interested in making a gift of personal property, please contact the Foundation at 229-317-6929 or 317-6595 to discuss its potential use and acceptance.
If you are interested in making a gift of appreciated land or other real estate to the Foundation, please contact Tracy Goode the Dean of Institutional Advancement & Public Relations. Gifts of property provide attractive tax benefits. You can avoid paying capital gains tax and in some cases receive a tax deduction for the full value of the gift.
Donors wishing to support Darton College through a gift of life insurance will find numerous advantages. Contact the Foundation office or your financial advisor for assistance.
Planned giving -- or charitable gift planning -- refers to the process of making a charitable gift of estate assets to one or more nonprofit organizations, a gift that requires consideration and planning in light of the donor's overall estate plan.
Such gifts usually include legal documents and often require the assistance of a qualified professional advisor to complete. Because of the size and potential impact of such gifts, a donor should consult with a tax professional or financial advisor before completing the process.