Ways to Give
Make a Gift Online
Make a gift online by credit card or electronic check.
Faculty, staff and current students may also make a gift using Sweet Cash by using this form.
The easiest way to give, cash gifts have an immediate impact on Sweet Briar and offer you an income tax charitable donation.
When making a gift by check, be sure that you make it payable to Sweet Briar College. If you have a designation, please specify this in the memo section, or include a brief note with your check specifying how you wish to designate your gift. A gift form is also available here to mail in with your gift or pledge.
Sweet Briar College
P.O. Box 1057
Sweet Briar, VA 24595
To make a gift using your credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover), fill out our secure online giving form, call us toll-free at 888.846.5722, or fill out a pledge card.
To make a gift using your Sweet Cash, fill out our online giving form.
Installment giving offers a great way for you to maximize your gift to Sweet Briar. To set up an installment plan via credit card, contact the Alumnae & Development Office by calling toll-free at 888-846-5722.
“I love that I can make my pledge thoughtfully and then my payments are made automatically.” - Kelly Meredith Iacobelli '88
Gifts of appreciated securities can provide you with an income tax charitable deduction and a capital gains tax savings. There are several ways to make a gift of securities to Sweet Briar: electronic transfer, mail or hand delivery.
Before making your gift, notify the Office of Alumnae & Development of your intent by calling toll-free at 888.846.5722, or by sending a letter stating your name, address and the purpose for which the gift is being made or click here for the Stock Gift Information Instruction sheet.
Notify your broker that you wish to make a gift of securities to Sweet Briar College. After authorizing the transfer, instruct your broker to contact the Office of Alumnae & Development. Our office will give your broker complete transfer instructions.
Send the unsigned certificates in an envelope to the College. In a separate envelope, send a signed stock power to the College.
Certificates also may be given directly to an Alumnae & Development staff member or hand delivered to the Office of Alumnae & Development. DO NOT mail endorsed certificates! Once the certificate is endorsed, it is legal tender and can be exchanged by anyone.
Gifts-in-Kind are tangible gifts of personal property, such as artwork, books, livestock, historical collections and scientific equipment. Assets related to the educational mission of the College can be deducted for their full fair-market value. Personal property unrelated to the College's mission can be deducted at the cost to the donor.
When you make a gift of your home or real estate property to Sweet Briar, you receive an income tax charitable deduction, avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation and eliminate some costs in transferring the property. In addition, you can make your gift of your home to the College and continue to live in it throughout your lifetime. In some cases, gifts of real estate can provide income to you.
Join Friends of Art/Athletics/Library
Friends of Art, Friends of Athletics and Friends of Library provide funding that stretches beyond the budgetary provisions of the College. These visionary groups act as stewards that champion and sustain the mission of the College by ensuring future generations of students benefit from its invaluable resources.
Friends of Art
The Friends of Art fund the acquisition of works of art for permanent collection and also support exhibitions, publications, lecturers, special events, travel and tours.
Excellent networking opportunities
Invitations to gallery openings and special events
A one-year subscription to the Friends of Art newsletter, "Visions"
Friends of Athletics
The mission of Friends of Athletics is to sustain and promote the College's commitment to sports by funding enhancements to intercollegiate athletics, including:
The annual Varsity Sports Award Banquet
Communication to build enthusiasm and increase attendance at students' games
Game schedule for all sports
Invitations to special programs and events, including the annual All Sports Award Banquet
A one-year subscription to the Friends of Athletics newsletter, "The Vixen"
At Sweet Briar, athletics and physical education are important parts of the education of the whole student. Visit http://vixenathletics.com for more information about the athletic department and intercollegiate athletics at Sweet Briar.
Friends of Library
The Friends of Library seek to encourage an understanding of the Mary Helen Cochran Library and its branches and to attract resources through gifts or bequests, which can include monetary donations, books, manuscripts and other appropriate material.
Borrowing privileges that apply to circulating libary collections
Access to database services at the library
In-house use of the Special Collections, which include W.H. Auden, T.E. Lawrence, George Meredith, Virginia Woolf, the Vincent Chinese Collection and the College Archives
Semiannual Friends of Library meetings
A one-year subscription to the semiannual "Sweet Briar College Library Gazette"
Members of the Sweet Briar Faculty and Staff may sign up for payroll deduction. Choose one lump sum, monthly installments for the year, or monthly installments until you tell us to stop or change your payment option. Make your gift effortlessly and painlessly — sign up for payroll deductions!
Many companies support Sweet Briar by matching or multiplying their employee's gifts to the College. Often, this benefit is extended to spouses, retirees and board members, as well.
Before you make a gift, check with your company's personnel office or use the search box below to see if your employer participates.
Kelly Meredith Iacobelli ’88
"I greatly appreciate being able to make my Boxwood gift via installment giving. I spread my payments over several months to help me work my contribution into my monthly expenses. I love that I can make my pledge thoughtfully and then my payments are made automatically."
- Kelly Meredith Iacobelli '88