Giving

Gifts from our loyal alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends change lives every day. Your contributions allow capable students to pursue an education that otherwise seems beyond reach. They provide the opportunity for faculty and students to discover new horizons through in-class education and out-of-class exploration. Every gift from you, our faithful supporters, affects the most important asset at Wingate University – its people.

Please take a moment to explore our philanthropic opportunities to find an initiative that is personally meaningful. Thank you for supporting Wingate University.

Ways To Give

Gifts from alumni, parents, foundations, corporations, students, faculty, staff and friends allow the University to provide a life-changing educational experience in an inclusive community where learning and values meet. Your support demonstrates your commitment to Wingate and allows us to continue to follow our motto of Faith, Knowledge and Service by enriching students’ lives and futures. If your question can’t be answered below, please contact the Office of Advancement. Gifts to Wingate University can be made in the following ways:

Credit Card

Give online easily and securely. Click here to make your gift.

Want to give by credit card but don't want to give online? Simply call the Office of Advancement at 704-233-8115.

Check

Send your check made payable to Wingate University to:

Wingate University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 159

Wingate, NC 28174

Please indicate on your check if you would like to apply your gift to a specific program, department or project.

Stocks and Securities

Appreciated stocks and securities can be donated to the University. For more information, email or call Becca Paylor at r.paylor@wingate.edu​​​​​​​ or 704-233-8828.

Charitable Estate Gifts

The Office of Gift Planning works with individuals interested in including Wingate University in their charitable estate plan. The office can provide information on bequests, gifts of life insurance or income-producing gifts such as charitable gift annuities and charitable annuity trusts.

For more information, contact the Office of Gift Planning at 980-699-7094, or visit their website.

Wire Transfer

Gifts can be sent to Wingate University directly via wire transfer. For more information, call the Office of Advancement.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name below:

Payroll Deduction (Faculty/Staff only)

To set up a recurring automatic payroll deduction gift to the university, faculty and staff may print and fill out this form then send it via intercampus mail to the Office of Advancement.

Donor Recognition

We are forever grateful for our dedicated donors that help support life-changing initiatives for our students. Each donor is different, but every donor makes a significant impact in the success of Wingate.

Wingate Society

The Wingate Society recognizes donors who give $1,000 or more cumulatively during the fiscal year. The generosity of these donors provides vital support to the University in all aspects.

Parents of the Wingate Society

This society honors parents of current students who give $1,000 or more cumulatively during the fiscal year.

Leadership in Loyalty Circle

The Leadership in Loyalty Circle honors donors who have given five or more years consecutively. Donors are recognized at the 5, 10, 15, and 20 year levels. Once a donor reaches 23 years of giving, they are inducted into the Jerry E. McGee Society, which recognizes Dr. McGee’s 23 years of service to Wingate. All members of the Leadership in Loyalty Circle are esteemed for their steadfast commitment to Wingate’s mission.

Legacy Society

The Legacy Society recognizes those who have acknowledged Wingate in their estate plans. These donors are honored for choosing to benefit Wingate in this lasting and exceptional way.

Lifetime Giving Circles

Lifetime Giving Circles honors donors who have made cumulative gifts to Wingate of $25,000 or more. These circles are recognized up to $1,000,000 or more. These donors play a significant role in sustaining University life.

Why Give

According to the National Survey of Student Engagement, 84 percent of Wingate seniors participated in two or more “high-impact practices” (service learning, research with faculty, internship, study abroad, W’International, or culminating senior experience) during their time at the University. That compares with just 67 percent at our peer institutions. These high-impact experiences would not be possible without your gifts to the Annual Fund.