Advancement Services

Advancement Services provides the backbone of Samford’s advancement operations. We gather, organize, manage and disseminate information to guide sound and effective fundraising efforts. Our responsibilities include database management and reporting, gift and biographical records management and prospect research.

Alumni Association

We know the importance of a strong network of alumni, parents and friends to support Samford’s mission. From relocating to new cities and networking for careers, to keeping up with your peers, we want you to have access to Samford friends around the world.

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Estate and Planned Giving

Our gift-planning staff are experts in working with a wide variety of estate-planning vehicles, including bequests, trusts, and gift annuities. These planned gifts can be funded with many different types of assets, including securities, real estate, CDs, life insurance and retirement assets. Often, combining the right asset with the right gift vehicle is the key to meeting your financial and charitable goals.

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Giving and Philanthropy

Annual contributions serve to extend and preserve tuition revenue and investment income for academic purposes. Designated gifts support various areas of donor interest and further our ability: to form students intellectually, spiritually, socially and physically; to stimulate scholarly activity of the faculty; to serve the community; and to advance the Kingdom of God.

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Legacy League: An Auxiliary of Samford University

The Legacy League volunteers collaborate with our community to provide life-changing scholarships for students with financial need. Annual special events include the Christmas Home Tour, the Scholarship Luncheon and the Scholarship Celebration. Membership is open to alumni, parents and friends who desire to support our mission.

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