Endowed gifts provide ongoing benefits for Stillman College by earning a market rate of interest while keeping the principal investment intact to fund future years of scholarships, or whatever efforts the donor sought to fund. In some instances, a percentage of the principal is allowed to be used each year. An endowment allows Stillman College to be less reliant upon volatile funding sources such as government and sponsored programs. Naming Opportunities for donors who wish to make a gift in honor of in professorship, departments and programs.
Funds received through the annual giving campaign are an essential supplement to Stillman College’s current basic operating needs. Because support from state and federal agencies has decreased over the years, annual gifts allow the college to renovate facilities, upgrade technology, purchase new equipment and provide student scholarships, among other things. Gifts to the annual giving campaign may be designated for a specific college/school/department or they can be unrestricted for use where the need is greatest. In addition, some employers match their employee’s charitable contributions.
Reunion/ Event Giving
The class reunion is a great time for alumni to give back to alma mater and to recognize their gift giving over a period of time. Since the maximum number of years to fulfill pledges for endowed gifts, there’s no better time than a class reunion year to establish a fund and complete it by the next reunion.
Contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (205) 247-8145 to learn more about ways you can give to Stillman
Fundraising & Support
The SCMAC commits to nurturing the philanthropic spirit within alumni, friends, corporations and foundations. Giving is a uniquely rewarding experience where individuals as well as organizations have the ability to make a difference in the life and health of a non-for-profit. Stillman has allowed so many to improve the quality of their lives by preparing them to meet the challenges of an ever-changing global society. However, to keep up with technological advances and the rising cost of tuition, we must focus on the importance of “giving” back.
Scholarship Programs is to assist Stillman students in locating, apply for and securing additional monies to fund their
academic career. This office assists students from start to finish by:
Determining scholarships for which Stillman students are eligible
Distributing information detailing scholarships, eligibility requirements,deadlines, and amounts for are distributed via office visits, posted throughout campus, and sent electronically via Bulletin Board
Reviewing both the eligibility and application requirements with thestudent applicant to ensure good fit
Reviewing the general information portion of the application with thestudent(s)
Revising essays and making suggestions for improvements accordingly
Requesting official transcripts on the student's behalf for applicationsubmission
Ensuring that students write letters of gratitude for scholarship awards regardless of whether this letter is required
Ensuring that students maintain scholarship requirements (GPA, update letters, essays, etc.), especially for renewable awards
For more information, fill out the contact form below, or contact Cristi Hitt, Director at
(205) 247-8152 or
SCMAC + The Office of Institutional Advancement
From annual giving to planned gifts, from endowed scholarships to faculty chairs, opportunities for giving to Stillman College are numerous. Your gifts support student aid, faculty research and facilities improvements. They also help programs such as honors, band and athletics. So, whether you’re a student, an established professional or about to retire, there is a giving option that’s just right for you to make a difference at Stillman College.