Gifts and pledges

Outright gifts

Cash gifts

Cash gifts can be made through credit/debit card transactions, outright cash, or personal checks, cashier's checks or money orders made payable to the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Securities, stocks and bonds

A substantial tax advantage may be available to you if you give securities that have appreciated significantly in value, especially when the tax deduction for the gift at fair market value and the probable avoidance of capital gains taxes are taken into account. To make a gift of securities to SCAD, contact the director of institutional advancement. It is important to have complete donor information, including name, address and phone number, as well as the name and type of securities to be gifted, the number of shares, and the date you intend to make the gift.

Real estate

All gifts of real estate require prior approval by the university. Gifts of real estate, including residential, commercial and undeveloped real estate, offer a wide variety of tax benefits. You can potentially deduct the fair market value of your gift, avoid all capital gains taxes and remove that asset from your taxable estate. Your property opens the door to a unique giving opportunity. Contact the office of institutional advancement for more information.

Personal property

Many individuals give sculptures, paintings, book collections, animation collections, furniture collections and more to SCAD. The SCAD libraries and galleries would not have their quality collections without gifts of personal property from our donors. Please contact the office of institutional advancement to discuss your gift. Acceptance of gifts are made on a case-by-case basis dependent upon need, restrictions, cost, maintenance, storage availability and other pertinent factors.

Planned gifts

Providing for the future well-being of family, while simultaneously supporting SCAD, can be accomplished by a variety of gifts known as planned gifts. Planned gifts, such as bequests, life insurance policies and retirement plan assets, among others, allow for maximizing the current and future benefit to both family and SCAD. Contact the director of institutional advancement for more information.

Matching gifts

An easy way to double or even triple your donation to SCAD is to find out if your company has a matching gift program. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations, making the employer a partner in employees' personal philanthropy. Simply obtain a matching gift form from your employer, complete and sign it, and mail it along with your gift to the address below.


SCAD welcomes your gift through a pledge - a formal statement of intention to make a gift to the university. With a pledge, you may complete your gift by making regular payments over time, allowing you to give more generously than you originally may have considered. Each payment on your pledge is eligible for an income-tax charitable deduction.


Office of Institutional Advancement SCAD
P.O. Box 3146
Savannah, GA 31402
Fax: 912.525.5859