Ways to Give Back
When you hear about "giving back" to BGSU, the first type of contribution that comes to mind is likely a monetary one. The truth, however, is that many types of gifts benefit the University community - including our students, alumni and friends.
Cash or electronic fund transfers
A monthly contribution via an automatic deduction from either a checking or savings account, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express – by phone, mail, online or through securities and/or mutual funds -- should be transferred electronically or by paper to the BGSU Foundation, Inc.
Charitable lead trusts
Make a donation now while reducing the tax burden for your heirs in the future.
Learn how to help others and us by using one of the most popular and simplest ways to make a gift.
Gifts-in-kind (View guidelines here)
Materials received as gifts (gift-in-kind) are as important as items purchased and they are given the same degree of care and expeditious handling as purchases. Gifts of any type contribute to the development and support of the University.
Invest in a student's success
As tuition costs rise, scholarships are essential for BGSU to remain competitive in recruiting the best students and those for whom a college education might otherwise be out
of reach. Learn more about how to establish a scholarship for deserving students by clicking here.
Give a home, but live there for life
Make a gift to Bowling Green State University Foundation, Inc. of a remainder interest in your home, receive sizable tax benefits now and continue living in your home for the rest of your life.
Memorials and endowments
Discover a powerful way to make a gift to us in your name or in the name of a loved one while realizing tax benefits for your kindness.
Donor advised funds
Access the giving power of a private foundation without the expense or complexity.
Corporate/company employee matching gift programs
Whether you are a BGSU faculty member conducting research or outreach, a corporation seeking to learn more about the scope of our programs or a foundation looking for a helping hand in the neighborhood, our office can help to match the internal and external partners so that great things can happen in the classroom, the lab, and in the community.
Please contact the BGSU Office of Alumni & Development at (888) 839-2586 or email@example.com for more information about these gifting options.
Are you excited about bringing new students to the University, or eager to help advance BGSU's vision in other areas of the country? Our Admissions volunteer program may be a great way for you to do just that. Would you like to start an alumni society for Education graduates, or found a chapter dedicated to your geographic area? Let us know!
Learn more about alumni chapters and societies
If you've gained knowledge in your career that might benefit a recent Falcon alum, our alumni network is full of new graduates that would love to hear from you. We are working to offer better ways for our alumni to connect by industry and by region, so please visit the web site often to learn more about this and other ways of sharing your expertise.
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