A BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE
Philanthropy is so much more than the appeal for dollars. The act of giving paints a vibrant portrait of lives in motion, working together—through generosity and determination—to create a future of dreams realized.
For more than a century, thousands of people like you—people who cherish and believe in Birmingham-Southern College—have given gifts that make possible BSC’s ability to provide a national-caliber liberal arts education steeped in the values of first-hand experience, stellar academics, and service to the larger community.
To secure a strong foundation for the century ahead, we have launched Bridge to the Future, a three-year, $30 million initiative that will allow us to introduce new and innovative academic programs, increase enrollment, upgrade facilities, attract and retain exceptional faculty and staff, and invest time and talent in the surrounding community.
“BSC was an investment in my future. I know I’ll see the returns, because I’m not graduating with a degree, I’m graduating with the skills I need for life. But there is no way my family and I could do it alone. I am so grateful for the generous donors who have made it possible for me to come to BSC all the way from Oregon—I just cannot imagine being anywhere else.” --Mersedes Engle ’18
How do I give a gift of stock?
The college asks that you instruct your broker to transfer the gifted securities to:
For Credit To:
Fidelity, DTC# 0226,
Birmingham-Southern College Custody Account #Z44-101877.
You may contact Erin Humphrey at email@example.com or 513-977-4400.
You and/or your broker should take care to inform the college that a stock transfer is imminent to ensure that the transaction is completed in a timely way. Please use our Letter of Intent online form available here. Additional time will be necessary when transferring mutual fund shares or non-publicly traded securities.
BSC prefers to have a letter of intent submitted online from each donor, but you may also send a letter to notify of your gift of stock to the college. Please include the following in your letter:
Per instructions to my broker (insert broker name) with (insert firm name) on (insert date), (insert number) shares of (insert name of stock) were transferred to the BSC custody account number 4Z44-101877 at Fidelity.
The approximate value of this gift is $ (insert approximate value of the stock). This gift is to be designated for (insert particular fund or specify for unrestricted use).
Your full name
(Please include your phone number so we may contact you if we have questions.)
How do I name BSC in my will?
Gift Planning is a means of leaving a legacy at Birmingham-Southern College. Gifts are typically funded with cash, securities, or property, and are a long-term partnership between donors and BSC to provide support across campus as well as valuable tax benefits. A variety of planned giving options are available including wills and bequests, trust arrangements, annuities, and life insurance arrangements.
Because charitable gifts are rarely made in a vacuum, they often affect the other parts of your overall estate plan. We are available to help you clarify your personal inheritance and philanthropic goals and to translate those goals into a cohesive and easy-to-understand plan. We then work with you and your other advisors to implement your plan in a timely manner. The end result is the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your plan reflects the values that make you who you are and leaves a heritage for others to follow.
We would be happy to provide both general and specific gift information that will help you select the best gift option for your needs. And remember, planned gifts are not necessarily large gifts, although they are often larger than your annual charitable gifts because of their timing, the type of asset used, and the way in which they maximize one's tax benefits.
Helping you plan a legacy gift to BSC is our privilege, and there is no charge or charitable obligation for these services.
For more information, contact Meredith Wolfe at 205-226-4977 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I update my contact information?
To update your contact information, please call (205)226-4909.
If you are an alumnus, you may also update your information online
How do I request a mailing list?
Please contact Bobby Watson at x4908 if you or your area on campus wishes to find out more about requesting a mailing list.
For additional information, call or write:
Office of Advancement
900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35254
(800) 523-5793, extension 4909 (toll-free)
(205) 226-3077 (fax)