Giving FAQ


Contact Us

Email: advancement@wofford.edu
Phone: 864-597-4200

Wofford’s gift year coincides with the calendar year and runs Jan. 1-Dec. 31.

All donors are listed by giving level within their constituent group in our online Honor Roll of Contributors, unless they request to remain anonymous.

For a mailed gift you can include the notation on the check itself or enclose a note. For online gifts, the system will ask if the gift is a memorial or honor gift. Wofford will notify the honoree or the family about your gift (amounts are not included).

Wofford relies on the support of the entire college community, including parents of alumni. Many parents of alumni continue their relationship and support of Wofford long after their child has graduated. 

Encourage your child to update their information with the college so that we can let him/her know about events, important announcements and other opportunities. They may do so by emailing their new information to alumni@wofford.edu.

We make every effort to be accurate in our pledge and gift recording, but occasionally a mistake is made. Please feel free to contact the Advancement Office at 864-597-4200 or advancement@wofford.edu in order to make the necessary adjustment. 

The Wofford Fund is the college's annual fund. Gifts to the Wofford Fund may be designated to six allocations: Area of Greatest Need, Academic Scholarships, Athletic Scholarships: Terrier Club, Faculty and Staff Development, Library and Technology, and Student Experiences. The Wofford Fund works behind-the-scenes to make a Wofford education possible by filling the gap where tuition dollars end and the endowment begins. Click here to learn more about The Wofford Fund.

Annual gifts (such as those to The Wofford Fund and the Terrier Club) support the operating budget and are spent during the current fiscal year. An endowed gift is invested, and the interest off of the principal is used to fund a scholarship, professorship or program. A capital gift is used to build or renovate a facility on the campus. 

Yes, you can indicate on a check, remittance envelope or on the online gift form under “Comments” that you wish to remain anonymous. Your gift will still count in your class or constituent group totals, but your name will not be published.

Visit our Gift Planning page to learn about the many opportunities you have to not only provide for your loved ones, but also make a significant contribution to Wofford. Contact Lisa De Freitas at defreitaslh@wofford.edu or 864-597-4203.

Click here to learn more about available endowment opportunities. Be sure to also take a look at our Endowment FAQs. If you have further questions, please contact Elizabeth Shuler, Director of Donor Relations, at shulerEB@wofford.edu or 864-597-4204.

Contact Lisa Goings in the Office of Advancement at 864-597-4210 or goingsle@wofford.edu for guidance.

You may make a gift using our secure online giving form and indicate, "Make this a recurring gift." You may also contact the Office of Advancement at (864) 597-4200 to handle it by phone.

Print this form, attach a voided check, and mail it to the following address:

Attn: Lisa Goings
Wofford College Advancement Office
429 North Church Street 
Spartanburg, SC 29303

If we know that you are married, each spouse will receive credit for the full gift amount plus any matching gift credit that is available.

You will receive an official college receipt by mail after making your gift. If you made an online gift, you should receive a receipt by email immediately.

Please contact the Office of Advancement at 864-597-4200 for assistance.

One check made out to Wofford College is sufficient; simply enclose a list of designation amounts.

Your gift could have been processed after the pledge reminders were printed or your gift may have been applied incorrectly in the database. Please contact the Advancement Office at 864-597-4200 if you feel an error has been made.

Please contact Lisa Goings in the Advancement Office at 864-597-4210 or goingsle@wofford.edu for more information.

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift.

Visit our Matching Gifts page or call your human resource department to see if your company or organization participates in a matching gifts program.

Companies have varying procedures regarding their matching gift programs, but in most cases you are required to start the process by sending in a form to Wofford for verification of the gift.

Yes, matching gifts are counted in your gift total. However, if your gift is made near the end of the calendar year, the match may not be received until the following year.