Giving to Morris College

We are grateful to our Baptist family, alumni and friends for their fine show of support. You are helping to move the college forward while providing students a quality, yet affordable education.

The College's Annual Fund consists of two major fund-raising events: theĀ Fall Harvest Rally and the Mid-Winter Rally. Donors designate whether private gifts and contributions are Unrestricted or Restricted.

Unrestricted Gifts are general gifts that support the college's current operations. Restricted Gifts are special gifts for specific purposes, such as Endowed Scholarships.

Both types of gifts support the college for the fiscal year in which they are received. The fiscal year begins July 1st and ends June 30th of the following year.

Thank you for supporting Morris College and its students.

Ways To Make a Contribution

By Mail:
Make your check payable to "Morris College" and send to
Morris College
Office of Institutional Advancement
100 West College Street
Sumter, SC 29150

Online:
Complete your gift on the college's secure server. Please use the Online Contribution Form to submit your gift.

Stocks/Securities:
Any stock gift should be called in to the college's bank representative who handles the transfer of shares from a donor's broker or bank. You may contact Melvin Mack, Director of Institutional Advancement and Church Relations (803) 934-3260 or mmack@morris.edu) or Robert Eaves, Director of Business Affairs (803) 934-3223 or reaves@morris.edu) for the name and number of the college's representative who will expedite such transfers with you and your broker or banker.

Please confer with your own tax advisors regarding the advantages of your donating appreciated securities.

The value of your gift will be the average for the date shares were transferred into the Morris College account.

Matching Gifts:
Many companies will match charitable donations made by their employees. To double the impact of your gift to Morris College, check to see if the company you are employed with sponsors a matching gift program. If it does, please request a matching gift form.

Complete it, sign it and submit it to the college with your donation. We will complete the college's portion of the form and return it to your employer's matching gift representative.

Also, ask if your company will match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Life Insurance:
Several options are available by which a donor can name Morris College the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. For example, a donor may irrevocably name the college owner and beneficiary of a paid-up life insurance policy. Or, a donor can maintain ownership of a policy by making premium payments while making the college the beneficiary. This way of giving enables a donor to make a generous contribution for the future.

Please consult your insurance representative to decide which option best meets your need.

Charitable Bequest:
As a gift to Morris College, a donor can make a bequest of a stated amount, a stated percentage, or a specific piece of property. The donor decides if the gift will be unrestricted or restricted. Always consult your attorney when deciding to include the college in your will and how your estate will be affected by the laws of your state.

American Express:
American Express card members can contribute to Morris College through their Giving Express Program to charities and non-profit organizations.