What to Give

In addition to knowing how you would like to give to SSU, it's important to know what you would like to give. Whether you choose to support SSU now, in the future, or both, the options are as unique as you are.

Learn more about what to give

Cash

Cash is the simplest way to give, and it provides SSU with immediately available funds. Support the area you care about most today!
  • Credit/Debit Card: Make a gift safely and securely online today.
  • Check: Please make the check payable to Savannah State University and note the name of the fund in the Memo section. Mail to: Savannah State University, Division of University Advancement, Box 20439, Savannah, GA 31404.
  • Payroll Deduction: Available only to SSU faculty and staff. Learn more.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts have an enormous and lasting impact on Savannah State University, creating a legacy for SSU students that lasts for generations. Supporting SSU with a planned gift is a great way to ensure that SSU remains strong for years to come. Learn more about ways to plan your gift.

Matching Gifts

16,000 employers match gifts to education. If your employer matches gifts, it may be possible to double or triple your gift to SSU. Contact your HR Department for details or check out the searchable database of matching gift employers via our online donations page.

Securities

Making a securities gift is easy and has important benefits for both you and SSU.

  • You get an income tax deduction based on the value of the securities at the time you make the gift.
  • You avoid capital gains tax on the appreciated value of the securities.
  • The University can immediately use the proceeds for the purpose you specify or for general support of essential initiatives.

Valuation: The value of your securities gift will be the average of the high and the low trading prices on the official date of your gift. The date of gift is the day the University assumes ownership of the security.

Gifts-in-Kind

Items of personal property or physical assets may be of value as gifts to SSU. A voluntary contribution of goods or services can be used to advance the mission of Savannah State University. They can be readily converted to cash and may qualify as a charitable deduction for the person(s) making the gift.

So, why should you support Savannah State University?

Alumni

Because SSU helped shape who they are today.

Students

Because SSU is shaping future leaders today.

Donors

Because SSU is shaping our community.

More On Giving Opportunities


To learn more about the different types of gifts you can give to SSU, please contact Phillip Cole, Director of Development today.

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