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Why give to Tennessee Wesleyan College?

Tennessee Wesleyan College is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that relies on monetary gifts to continue to provide its students highest quality educational experience. There are many ways you can support Tennessee Wesleyan and its mission. Below you will find information on ways to give. For additional information, contact the Office of Advancement at 423.746.5330 or email advancement@twcnet.edu.

Ways to Give

Tennessee Wesleyan College encourages you to explore the many opportunities for giving that are available to supporters of the college. We welcome matching gifts, gifts of securities (stocks), endowments, memorials and planned gifts. Learn more about each by using the links below.

Online Donation

Use the secure link listed below to make your gift* to Tennessee Wesleyan College.  Also, you may use this link to make reoccurring gifts that will be billed to your credit card.

Click here to make an online donation

Donation by mail

If you would like to make a one time gift* to Tennessee Wesleyan College, download, print and complete a gift form and mail it along with your check to:

Tennessee Wesleyan College
Office of Advancement
204 East College Street
Athens, TN 37303

*Honorariums and Memorials: If you would like to give your donation to the college in honor of or in memory of someone, please include a note with your gift that states the name of this person in addition to the name and address of the person who will receive notification of your gift.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer employees a matching gift benefit. Employers will often match the original gift dollar-for-dollar. To find out if your company offers this benefit, contact your human resources representative to ask about the corporate matching gift program and how to participate in the program.

Once you have completed the required forms for your company, please send a copy of the forms to:
Tennessee Wesleyan College
Office of Advancement
204 East College Street
Athens, TN 37303

Matching gifts count toward donor recognition levels as long as your company's match amount is received by June 30, you will receive the additional credit for that fiscal year. If you have questions about making a matching gift, contact the Office of Advancement at 423.746.5330 or advancement@twcnet.edu.


Many people find that the best way to make charitable gifts is in the form of marketable securities that have increased in value. It may be possible to make your usual gift at lower cost or even make a larger gift at no increased after-tax cost.

Gifts of Securities offer a "double-tax benefit."

When you give securities (stocks, bonds or shares in a mutual fund) that have increased in value and have been owned long enough to qualify as long-term property, you are entitled to a federal income tax deduction based on the current fair market value of the security, regardless of original cost. The second benefit comes from the fact that a gift is not a sale. As a result, you do not have to pay capital gains tax on any increase in value in the securities given. The capital gains tax would be due if you sold them yourself. Bypassing the tax altogether by making a charitable gift can be a major benefit.

For example, if your securities were purchased for $300 and sold for $1,000, tax on the $700 increase in value could be bypassed.

To arrive at the total tax savings for a gift of appreciated securities, you must count both the charitable deduction and the capital gains tax bypassed. Thus, the net cost of giving can be significantly lower when a gift is made in the form of appreciated property rather than cash.

Appreciated stocks, bonds, and mutual funds can be transferred to the college through your broker. Please click here for a list of instructions on how to make a gift of securities or contact the Office of Advancement at 423.746.5330 or advancement@twcnet.edu.

Endowments & Memorials

Endowed and memorial gifts enable donors to create permanent funds for specific purposes. These funds are invested and managed by Tennessee Wesleyan College to provide a steady and reliable income stream in perpetuity. Endowments may be named to honor the donor or another appropriate individual. to attract senior scholars and teachers.

Please contact the Office of Advancement at 423.746.5330 for details and requirements for these specialized gifts.

Planned Giving

Planned giving allows you to make a gift of personal assets now or after your lifetime through your will. A common misconception is that planned giving is only for wealthy individuals, but the truth is, even people of modest means can make a difference through planned giving.

Planned gifts do require some planning and, often, help from a professional advisor. Unlike cash donations, they are typically made from assets in your estate rather than disposable income, and are fulfilled upon your death. The college will work with you and your estate planner in designing a planned gift that meets both your short and long term financial goals. Planned gifts can include cash, stocks, bonds, retirement plan assets, insurance policies or other negotiable items.

The most common planned gift is a bequest in your will or living trust. Bequests are often a significant source of financial support for the college. If you wish to include Tennessee Wesleyan College in your will please use the following language:

"I give, devise, and bequeath (the sum of/percentage of/residue of) my estate to Tennessee Wesleyan College, a non-profit corporation with principal offices in Athens, Tennessee, to be utilized for the general benefit of Tennessee Wesleyan College (or the specified program at Tennessee Wesleyan College).

Other planned gifts include gift annuities and life insurance.

For additional information on planned giving, contact the Office of Advancement at 423.746.5330 or advancement@twcnet.edu.