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.
During the BSC Christmas break, the Office of Advancement will operate on a limited schedule.
The office will be open from 10 am – noon, December 19, 21, 26, 28, and 29.
The office will be closed December 20, 22, 25, and 27.
We will return to regular operating hours January 2.
If you would like an Advancement staff member to contact you, please leave a voicemail at (205) 226-4909 or email email@example.com.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
Making a Bequest
Remembering BSC in your will and in the beneficiary designations of life-insurance policies and IRAs or qualified retirement plans allows you to leave a lasting legacy on the Hilltop.
We have provided basic bequest language to assist you and your attorney should you choose to make a bequest to Birmingham-Southern College.
Bequest of a specific dollar amount
“I hereby give, devise and bequeath [dollar amount] to Birmingham-Southern College, a non-profit organization located at 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL 35254, Federal Tax ID: 63-0288811, for BSC’s general use and purposes.”
Bequest of specific personal property
“I hereby give, devise and bequeath [description of property] to Birmingham-Southern College, a non-profit organization located at 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL 35254, Federal Tax ID: 63-0288811, for BSC’s general use and purposes.”
Bequest of specific real estate
“I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the right, title and interest in the real estate located at [address or description of property] to Birmingham-Southern College, a non-profit organization located at 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL 35254, Federal Tax ID: 63-0288811, for BSC’s general use and purposes.”
Bequest of percentage of an estate
“I hereby give, devise and bequeath [percentage of your estate] to Birmingham-Southern College, a non-profit organization located at 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL 35254, Federal Tax ID: 63-0288811, for BSC’s general use and purposes.”
For more information, contact Meredith Wolfe at 205-226-4977 or email@example.com.
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?You can use our online form to request lists from Advancement. This form is for in-house use only.
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)