Support Terry

What began as the School of Commerce in 1912 has transformed into a nationally competitive school that graduates 2,500+ students every year. Along the way, we added degree programs, institutes, faculty members and campuses. Today, we celebrate one of our greatest accomplishments: the completion of the Business Learning Community (BLC).

For Terry students, the BLC is a home in the heart of campus, supporting collaboration, innovation and engagement. For Terry alumni, it’s a significant milestone, made possible through commitment and perseverance. The best part? We’re just getting started.

We’ve built a hub to prepare our future entrepreneurs, business leaders, employers and professionals. This six-building community represents what can be accomplished when community leaders and dedicated supporters work together to make an impact. Can you imagine what incredible opportunities the future holds? We can, and we are.

From humble beginnings, Terry has grown to include top-ranked programs, highly regarded faculty and now, state-of-the art facilities. We look to the future with great optimism. With the support of the Terry community, the possibilities are endless.

Terry Goals

Innovate our programs
The new Master of Science in Business Analytics combines courses on big data and strategic decision-making for a complementary focus teaching hard and soft skills attractive to data-driven businesses. A Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship provides students the opportunity to develop skills necessary to launch and grow businesses. Georgia Full-Time MBA added a FinTech emphasis, while areas of emphasis in Human Resource Analytics, Operations/Supply Chain Management and Data Analytics were added to undergraduate majors.
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
Terry faculty continue to elevate scholarship and improve business practices through their research and innovative teaching. In 2017 and 2018, Terry faculty had nearly 60 papers accepted or published in top journals, while six departments were ranked in the top 15 of research productivity based on the number of publications appearing in the premier journals in their fields.
Continue to Grow
Because of the incredible generosity of more than 5,000 donors, Terry raised $31.6 million in new gifts and pledges to culminate its best year ever. The funds helped create endowed distinguished professorships and directorships to attract and retain outstanding faculty, support scholarships and financial aid to help ensure financial need is not a barrier to a Terry education, and provide funds in study abroad scholarships to foster students’ global competencies.

Areas to Support

The Terry Excellence Fund

To sustain innovative academic programs for the next generation, Terry relies heavily on the support of private donors. There are also a number of areas to designate a financial gift to Terry for the program or department of your choice.

The Terry Excellence Fund is our most versatile resource to support integral programs, giving students every possible advantage. Gifts to the Terry Excellence Fund 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

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 Lynsee Miller at 706-542-8138 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 Martee Horne to find out more about making a planned gift.