Support the College
Financial support of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine plays a vital role in continuing to meet the needs of our students, faculty and vital research programs. You can choose how you want to designate your donation — an endowment for students, faculty, or your favorite program, campus improvements or any one of the college’s leading areas of research.
With the support of our friends and alumni — the Auburn Family — we can become an even greater College of Veterinary Medicine. The Auburn family is one of the most unique things about this University. It sets us apart from others. We believe in giving back. And thanks to your gift, Auburn will continue to influence lives for generations to come.
Give now through the University’s secure online giving page.
Areas to Give
As the College of Veterinary Medicine continues to advance its mission of training the world’s next generation of veterinarians, discover breakthroughs in meaningful research, and provide the best care possible for our clients and patients, our numerous programs and endeavors need your help to continue providing outstanding education and service. You can see for yourself the many different areas that count on your support, and choose the one that fits your drive to give.
The point has been made that when students graduate with excessive amounts of loan debt, they then “have a house payment without the house.” This cycle must end, and yet the costs of a complex medical education continue to rise. The best answer to this dilemma is a substantial increase in Auburn’s ability to provide both merit-based and need-based scholarships and fellowships. Time demands placed on students in the College of Veterinary Medicine essentially rule out opportunities for part-time employment while they are enrolled. Most veterinary students study for five-to-six hours each night, AFTER being in class, in lab, or in the clinic for the better part of their day. To attract the best students, and to support them at an adequate level while they pursue their degree, we are dedicated to providing increased numbers and amounts of aid, with the bulk of these funds endowed to ensure perpetual funding.
In every generation since the veterinary medical program was established in 1892, Auburn has been known for its outstanding faculty. Our instructors rank among the best in their specialties, they are known nationally and internationally, and they make the difference in the quality of education our students receive. Our goal is always to put before our students the finest teachers, the mentors who will enable our students to gain the exposure and experience needed to be a world class veterinarian. To attract and retain this level of faculty, to ensure we withstand recruiting efforts by other colleges and specialty clinics, we must increase our number of endowed professorships and chairs.
Auburn is home to some of the most unique programs in all of veterinary education: the Scott-Ritchey Research Center, focusing on inherited diseases of dogs and cats, often with human application; AURIC, the Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer; the Canine Performance Sciences program, which through research, teaching and outreach continually improves animal detection science and technology; the Boshell Diabetes Program, which enables College scientists to partner with other Auburn University experts in research. Additional endowments will sustain funding to each of these areas, and more, as we focus our strengths on areas that are vital to human and animal health.
A part of our campaign is devoted to constructing new facilities and to refurbishing existing laboratories and clinical space. We plan, for example, to construct new food animal and equine housing and research laboratory facilities to provide settings in which our faculty and students can pursue new knowledge about diseases and performance of these animals. We also plan to create a small animal research corridor within our former Small Animal Hospital, where our faculty and students can focus on learning to combat cancer in animals, among other diseases.
Unrestricted gifts provide financial resources that enable the College of Veterinary Medicine to plan for the unexpected and in areas of greatest need.
Ways to Give
To discuss opportunities to make a charitable gift to the College of Veterinary Medicine, or for information on how to include the college in your estate planning, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our staff.
Your gift to the Support the College of Veterinary Medicine through the Auburn University Foundation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
To discuss in detail any gift you are considering, or for information on how to include the College of Veterinary Medicine in your estate planning, please contact a development staff member.
Donating online to Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is quick and easy using our secure site. There are numerous giving options available; you can donate to a specific program, or allow the university to direct your gift to the area of greatest need.
Use our secure online giving page to make your donation.
Write a Check
Those wishing to make a gift in the form of a check can make it payable to the Auburn University Foundation. Checks can be mailed to the following address:
Auburn University Foundation
317 South College Street
Auburn, AL 36849
Be sure to note the purpose, or designation, of your gift on the memo line of your check or include a brief note. Without designation, your gift will be directed to the area of greatest need. (For example, College of Veterinary Medicine-Equine Program).
Many corporations participate in matching the gifts of their employees. Some double or triple each dollar contributed. Your company’s Human Resource Department can provide details and the matching gift form to include with your check. Search here to discover if your employer matches gifts.
You may charge your gift to your Credit Card by calling 334-844-1446.
Through EFT, you can spread the cost of your annual support of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine over the course of a year by authorizing your bank to transfer predetermined monthly amount ,minimum $10 monthly, to the AU CVM program of your choice. Please contact us for further information.
Gifts of Stock
In terms of a stock gift, your wise market investment is a smart way to support Auburn University. By donating the financial instrument, you avoid long-term capital gains tax and deduct the full market value on your tax return. It is almost always to your advantage to transfer appreciated securities to the Foundation directly, rather than selling them and giving cash. We can provide transfer information to your broker.
Works of art, rare books, antique furnishing and other tangible personal property can help support education and greatly enhance the quality of the College of Veterinary Medicine experience. Such gifts must be appraised by an outside expert or have a document receipt value. Please contact the Development Office (334) 844-1446 to discuss a possible Gift-in-Kind.
Gift of Real Estate
Many donors contribute real estate such as a residence, vacation home, farm, ranch, commercial property or land to the Foundation. These gifts receive the same tax treatment as gifts of securities — no capital gains tax plus deductibility at fair-market value. Please contact us with questions at (334) 844-1446.
It is impossible for the College of Veterinary Medicine to continue making progress in teaching, research, and service without the continuing support of our faculty, alumni and friends. Philanthropic donors are the lifeblood of our efforts. We remain grateful for the generosity of our alumni and friends who believe in our vision and express that belief through their continued financial support.
To recognize our donors’ commitment to the College of Veterinary Medicine, we have several societies that acknowledge the contributions of those who have invested in veterinary medicine at Auburn University.
The Centennial Club
With state funding for higher education declining, and with the costs associated with top quality veterinary medical education always on the rise, Auburn University and its College of Veterinary Medicine must call on its alumni and friends for financial support.
One of the ways graduates of the College have elected to help us is through membership in the Centennial Club. This effort began in 1992 – during the centennial year of veterinary medicine at Auburn. Since that time, well over 300 graduates have pledged their support through the Centennial Club.
The college’s Centennial Club consists of loyal alumni and friends whose gifts allow us to address areas of critical need or emerging opportunity. We have three levels within the College’s Centennial Club:
- Silver Membership: an annual commitment of $1,000 a year for at least five years
- Gold Membership: an annual commitment of $2,000 a year for at least five years
- Diamond Level Membership: an outright gift of $25,000 or an unrestricted bequest of $100,000
Members are provided with an attractive lapel pin and a certificate suitable for framing and displaying in your home, office or clinic. Members also have their names placed on a permanent plaque that is displayed in the lobby of Greene Hall at the College.
Funds provided by Centennial Club members enable the College to meet needs not otherwise covered by the state, such as refurbishing clinical and public facilities; purchasing equipment that directly relates to the teaching and clinical programs; and in general enhancing the environment in which our faculty and students perform. Contributions by Centennial Club members have made a tremendous difference in the achievement of this College.
All contributions to the Centennial Club through the Auburn University Foundation are fully tax deductible, and every dime goes to the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Each year during the Annual Conference, Centennial Club members and their spouse or guest are invited to a banquet.
Many Auburn veterinary graduates have expressed that they would not have been able to enjoy the success they have achieved in their careers without Auburn. Funds from Centennial Club members enable us to more, reach higher, to provide the best education possible for tomorrow’s veterinarians.
For more information on the College’s Centennial Club, please call (334) 844-1274.
The Cary Society
Gifts of $100,000 or more are recognized on a column located in the Wilford and Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital.
The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree, sculpted by American artist Sanford Werfel, offers our clients and friends a lasting, meaningful way of expressing their love for their pets as well as providing much needed support for the Small Animal Teaching Hospital. This artwork will further enhance our recently renovated waiting room, adding a beautifully carved tree, 300 metal “leaves,” 20-blocks and three meticulously crafted pets.
Funds generated through the sale of “leaves” and blocks will be put into an endowment to support companion animal care in perpetuity, enabling Auburn University to make needed equipment purchases or clinical renovations. Funds generated through this Giving Tree will be used exclusively to benefit companion animals treated at AU as well as toward the education of students enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
By making a tax-deductible contribution to the Auburn University Foundation for this fund, a client can have the name of a favorite pet or their family name engraved on a “leaf” or a block. Leaves are $1,000 each and blocks in the wall are $5,000 each. Gifts may be made over a two-year period.
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Senior Director of Development
Administrative Support Specialist
1500 Wire Rd.
Auburn, AL 36832