The Southern Arkansas University Tech Foundation wants you to have the opportunity to support students and programs at the College. You can make a donation to one of our existing funds or scholarships or you can create a fund or endowment of your own choosing. Below is a list of ways that you can donate to support SAU Tech’s mission. Check out our new Donor Guide to learn about all the new projects and ways that you can support SAU Tech.
- Unrestricted Gifts: This giving option is the most helpful to the Foundation as it allows funds to go to areas where SAU Tech is in most need of support. Unrestricted gifts can still be directed toward a general purpose such as athletics, student support or academic programs.
- Endowments & Planned Gifts: Endowments and planned gifts are separate concepts that work hand-in-hand for donors and nonprofit organizations.
- Planned gifts are contributions made as a result of a process to choose the most appropriate gift for the most important purpose in the most advantageous time frame for the donor, the charity, and the donor’s heirs. Gift planning, as this process is often called, is the preparation and design of charitable gifts to maximize benefits for both the donor and the organization.
- An endowment is what you do with the gift, rather than the planning for the gift or the gift itself. A true endowment gift is permanently invested, not spent for current operations or capital projects. An endowment supports initiatives not for just one year, or even one generation, but in perpetuity, with a portion of the endowment’s value used annually as the donor specifies or as the board chooses.
- Contributions to endowments—both those that create new funds and those that add to existing funds—are often attractive to planned gift donors because they appeal to the donor’s core values and they provide numerous benefits to the donors as well as to the institution.
Lifetime Giving Societies
Rocketeer: One-time donation of $50,000 or more and/or lifetime accumulation
Shumaker Society: One-time donation of $25,000 – $49,999 or lifetime accumulation
Highland Park Society: One-time donation of $10,000 – $24,999 or lifetime accumulation
Varmit Society: One-time donation of $5,000 – $9,999 or lifetime accumulation
Annual Giving Societies
- 1968 Society: $5,000 or more annually
- Rocket Launchers: $2,500 – $4,999 annually
- Navy & Gold Society: $1,000 – $2,499 annually
- Brown Society: $500 – $999 annually
- STI (Southwest Technical Institute) Society: $250 – $499 annually
- Tech Ross Society: $1 – $249 annually
- Arkansas Fire Training Academy Society -1967’ers: $100 annually