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Support Terry

What began as the School of Commerce in 1912 is now a nationally competitive school that graduates more than 2,500 students each year. Along the way, we added degree programs, institutes, campuses, faculty members and the Business Learning Community, a six-building hub in the heart of UGA’s campus. From humble beginnings, Terry has become a leader in business education. With the continued support of our community, the possibilities are endless.

The Terry Excellence Fund

To sustain this level of progress, Terry relies heavily on private support. Gifts to the Terry Excellence Fund, our most versatile resource, help us attract and retain outstanding faculty, provide scholarships and unique learning opportunities for our students and supplement day-to-day operating expenses while providing consistent funds for future planning.


Support the Terry Excellence Fund

Give to an Academic Department or Program

You may also make a financial gift to the Terry department of your choice. These targeted gifts support essential faculty and student opportunities within our top-ranked academic programs.


Your Support Helps

Innovate our programs

Our Master of Science in Business Analytics combines big data and strategic decision-making, teaching hard and soft skills attractive to data-driven companies. Certificates in FinTech, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability give students the knowledge to launch and grow smart, innovative, ethical businesses. The Full-Time MBA offers areas of focus in FinTech, Strategy and Social Innovation, while undergraduates can choose from areas of emphasis that include Human Resource Analytics, Operations/Supply Chain Management and Data Analytics.

Enhance experiential learning
More than 85 percent of students complete an internship and 40 percent study abroad during their time in Terry. Terry undergraduate students have amazing internship experiences while graduate students work in project-based courses geared to solve complex business problems with corporate partners. Recent programs include international study in Austria, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Chile, Peru, United Kingdom, and China.
Promote thought leadership

Our faculty elevate scholarship and improve global business practices through their leading research and innovative teaching. Terry faculty continue to have their work published in top journals worldwide, and our academic departments are consistently ranked highly for research productivity.

Continue to Grow

Because of the incredible generosity of our friends and alumni, Terry continues to grow. Your support helps us create endowed distinguished professorships and directorships to attract and retain outstanding faculty, fund scholarships and aid to help ensure financial need is not a barrier to a Terry education, and provide study abroad scholarships to foster students’ global competencies.

Ways to Support

Corporate Matching Gifts
Your employer may offer a gift matching program that would effectively double your tax-deductible contribution. The process is usually very easy and your company's human resources office can assist you with more specific information.
Gifts of Securities
Donating stock is becoming a popular means of charitable giving. And since the FMV of any shares is fully tax-deductible, it isn’t hard to see why. Stock gifts are made through The UGA Foundation, the charitable organization that raises private monies for the school, using one of three methods:

Broker to Broker Transfer

The quickest and most secure method is to transfer stock from the donor’s broker to the school’s broker through the Depository Trust Company (DTC).

Visit the UGA’s Gift & Estate Planning website for detailed information you need to transfer securities to the The UGA Foundation to benefit the Terry College of Business.

Direct Transfer to The UGA Foundation for Terry

Donating a stock certificate in the donor’s name requires sending:

  1. A stock power signed by the donor or the certificate with the donor’s signature on the back
  2. Transferring the stock to the The UGA Foundation
  3. A letter of authorization from the donor stating the number of shares contributed, the name of the security, and the certificate number. The letter must be signed exactly as the donor’s name appears on the certificate.

The above items need to be mailed to the Foundation Accounting Office by registered mail or overnight courier to:

ATTN: Sheila Mason
UGA Gift Accounting
394 S. Milledge Avenue
Athens, GA 30602

The Foundation’s tax ID number is 58-6033837.

Making A Gift Of Appreciated Securities

Securities are the most common form of property given to non-profit institutions. The Terry College of Business and University of Georgia encourage gifts of:

  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Stock options
  • Shares of mutual funds

With a gift of appreciated securities held for the required holding period, donors are entitled to a charitable deduction for the full fair-market value (FMV) of the stock in the year of the gift. The FMV is determined by the mean of the high and low sales prices on the date the stock is given to Terry.

The charitable deduction is limited to 30 percent of the donor’s adjusted gross income with a five-year carryover for any amount that exceeds the 30 percent limitation. Gifts of appreciated stocks are particularly attractive since the donor will generally not incur a capital gains tax on stock given to Terry.

Note Please check with University of Georgia before making any gifts of securities.

Contact Cate Scruggs at 706-206-7641 for more information or visit UGA’s Gift and Estate Planning website.

Planned Giving
Gift and estate planning is a great way to make a meaningful gift that does not cost you anything during your lifetime. But the details can be very complex, so please contact Kathy Ortstadt to find out more about making a planned gift.


Questions about making a gift to the Terry College of Business? Please contact Cate Scruggs at cgscruggs@uga.edu or 706-206-7641.