Together for Goddard
When traditional colleges are producing standardized degrees with base-line requirements, Goddard College stands apart for its culture of rigorous inquiry, collaboration, and commitment to lifelong learning. Our graduates continue to take imaginative and responsible action in the world, and the Goddard community is proving to be a resilient force for lasting change.
The Goddard legacy, vision and educational philosophy requires preservation and vigilant commitment. We welcome the community to join together for Goddard with a fundraising campaign of $150,000 by Dec. 31, 2019. This is contributing to an effort to raise a total of $1 million by June 2020.
Three dedicated donors have pledged to match up to $48,000 for all gifts received by December 31, 2019.
Giving to Goddard’s Annual Fund allows you to give to all of the aspects of providing a transformative learning opportunity for our students. These unrestricted gifts support an entire community working to provide financial aid, faculty, technology and the support students need to succeed.
By making a recurring monthly donation, you make a lasting commitment that will support initiatives in sustainable energy on campus, innovative academic programs, new alumni offerings, student services, and much more. Sustaining donors help us plan for the future.
The Spirit of Goddard Scholarship is given to new and returning students with financial need, and who demonstrate a commitment to Goddard’s mission to advance cultures of rigorous inquiry, collaboration, and lifelong learning, where individuals take imaginative and responsible action in the world.
There are several ways to contribute to the Spirit of Goddard Scholarship:
- Founding Donors: Permanently named donors who give $10,000 or more.
- Memorial Gifts: Given by one or many donors in memory of a specific person.
3. Individual gifts in any amount.
The Priscilla Backman Scholarship for Activism Fund is a permanently endowed fund which provides annual aid to women activists who seek to complete their undergraduate degrees at Goddard College and have demonstrated both financial need and an established commitment to the fields of activism, social justice, and/or sustainability.
The Pitkin Family Scholarship will be offered to new and returning students with financial need who are actively involved in and/or developing new and experimental approaches to education and lifelong learning. The Pitkin family, through the establishment and development of Goddard College, had a profound impact on higher education in Vermont and on a national level. This scholarship will support and inspire future generations of Goddard students to build on the educational legacy of those that came before them and imagine new ways to teach and learn.
Your support will provide a new generation of Goddard MFAW students from your program with an opportunity to engage in the deep creative learning that helps them find, refine, and share their words with the world.
With a gift of $100,000 or more, a donor can establish an endowed scholarship named for a specific person, entity or purpose, in consultation with the Advancement Office. If you would like to learn more please contact us at email@example.com.
Giving appreciated securities to Goddard College may be preferable to giving cash. Federal tax law offers special incentives for non cash gifts, particularly if that property has appreciated. When you give a gift of stock, you avoid capital gains tax. Gains are taxable if you were to sell the stock yourself, but not if you gift it to Goddard College. Your charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes is based on the full fair market value of the stock on the date of stock transfer. You receive credit from Goddard College for the full fair market value, but the cost to you is only your original purchase price.
If you are interested in talking with us regarding a transfer please reach out to advancement@Goddard.edu. Or you can do a direct transferred to: People’s Securities, Inc., DTC# 0220, FBO Goddard College, Account # 42111951.
Gifts of Works Authored by Alumni, Students, Staff or Faculty:
The library will gratefully accept donations of works (books, CDs, DVDs, plays, chapbooks, etc.) authored by Goddard alumni, faculty, staff and students.
Two copies are optimal for adding to both the general collection and the special collection*. Please send your publications directly to:
123 Pitkin Rd. Plainfield, VT 05667
*Please note: the special collection is reserved for matriculated alumni, current students, current staff, current and former faculty, and current and former trustee publications. Non-matriculated alumni and withdrawn student publications will be added to the general collection.
Your publication will also be considered for a review in Clockworks, the alumni magazine. Digital images of your book cover can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to read the full book donation policy.