Invest in the future. Donate today.
Our high standards simply cannot be realized without your contributions. Every gift makes a difference—today, as students receive the best education possible at Newberry, and tomorrow, as graduates go on to achieve their goals and become contributing members of our communities.
You can make a positive difference in the lives of Newberry College students and faculty with your gift.
Newberry College offers a wide variety of giving opportunities. Choose the option that works best for you!
Gifts to the Newberry Fund and Athletic Club result in an immediate impact in all areas of the student experience. Your gifts make Newberry College more competitive, regionally and nationally. Each gift made by an alumnus counts toward alumni participation. Whether it’s $10 or $10,000, your gift matters.
Endowment funds are essential for the future strength and financial security of Newberry College. Endowments preserve gifts in perpetuity so they can power the College's core mission. Through endowed gifts, donors have the opportunity to watch their gifts inspire, encourage, and create excellence today, with the assurance that their investment will fortify the College and touch countless lives for generations to come. Click to view Endowed Scholarships and Congregational Endowed Scholarships.
Phone-a-thon is a Newberry College tradition! Each spring and fall, Newberry College students call alumni and friends to provide campus updates, confirm contact information and ask for support for the Newberry Fund. Phone-a-thon callers have raised millions for the Newberry Fund, which provides financial support for scholarships, academic programming, athletics, student life, employee salaries, and campus operations. Whether you give $10 or $10,000, your gift makes a difference. Take a moment to speak with the student who calls you! Learn more here.
Feed the Wolf
Feed the Wolf, our annual employee giving campaign, allows our faculty, staff, and coaches to make an additional impact on the College and our students through their financial support. Last year, 78 percent of our employees participated in the Employee Campaign, with many departments reaching 100 percent participation!
It's easy to participate! You can make your gift by donating online here or through monthly payroll deduction. Download payroll deduction form here.
Share the lifelong benefits of a Newberry education with the next generation.
You can help nurture Newberry College, its students, faculty, and staff by making a donation today.
Our online giving form allows you to give to Newberry College in a safe and secure environment with easy-to-follow steps. You can use a credit card or debit card to make a one-time gift, set up a recurring gift or pay an existing pledge.
Call 803.321.5147 and have your credit card or debit card information ready.
Or please mail your donation to this address with your check payable to Newberry College at:
Office of Advancement
2100 College Street
Newberry, SC 29108
Make your gift go even further! Many companies participate in gift matching programs. Some companies will even match gifts made by retirees and spouses of employees. You can double or even triple your gift to Newberry College if your company participates in a matching gift program. Learn more about Matching Gifts here.
You can impact the life of a student or the entire campus community by doing something as simple as including Newberry College in your estate or overall financial plan. You many also benefit through significant tax savings with this kind of giving.
Stocks and Other Securities
Stocks and mutual fund gifts are another way to give to Newberry College. Not only is the gift tax deductible, but you may also avoid capital gains tax on the security. Give your broker the following contact information so specific transfer instructions can be obtained:
Office of Advancement
ATTN: Whitney Metz
2100 College Street
Newberry, SC 29108
Memorialize or honor a family member, friend, classmate, or faculty member with a gift in support of an area or program of importance to that person. You can also choose to leave the gift unrestricted for use at the College’s discretion.
Your property opens the door to a unique giving opportunity. From townhomes to farmland, many types of real estate assets can be donated to qualified charitable organizations like ours. You'll be helping a good cause, enjoying tax benefits, and potentially setting up a lifetime stream of income.
You can help nurture Newberry College, its students, faculty, and staff, by making an online donation using the form below.
After completing this form, you will be directed to our secure PayPal form where you will fill in your credit card information. Next, click “Continue”, enter your CSC number (3 digit number on the back of credit card) and click “Authorize This Transaction”. The next window is the confirmation page. Be sure to click “Submit Transaction for Processing.” You will then receive a confirmation to the e-mail address you enter below.
Since 1856, Newberry College has been blessed by the generous financial support of alumni, friends of the College, churches, and corporations. Their selfless giving is essential to the continued growth of the College.
Members of The John Backman Founder's Society are recognized for a lifetime of leadership giving to Newberry College.
The 1856 Society
The Order of the Scarlet and Gray
($1,000,000 and above)($100,000 - $249,999)
The Newberrian Circle
The President's Club Gold
($500,000 - $999,999)($50,000 - $99,999)
The Cornerstone Society
The President's Club
($250,000 - $499,999)($10,000 - $49,999)
Annual giving is the lifeblood of the institution, supporting our mission to provide a top-flight liberal arts education in the Lutheran tradition. Members of our annual giving societies have an immediate impact on the campus community by increasing our investment in scholarships, academic programming, athletics, student life, employee salaries, and campus operations.
Love, Faith, & Loyalty Club
($10,000 and above)($500 - $999)
($5,000 - $9,999)($100 - $499)
($3,000 - $4,999)($1 - $99)
($1,000 - $2,999)
The Heritage Society
The Heritage Society is an association of individuals who, through a desire to assure the future strength of the institution, provide support through provisions in their estate plans. Heritage Society, by its very name, acknowledges the manner in which careful planning safeguards and protects the quality and character of Newberry College.
Planned gifts enable donors to preserve their assets during their lifetime while leaving a valuable legacy to Newberry College. No legacy could be as lasting as one that guarantees the kind of learning that our students enjoy during their years at Newberry College, and no investment could be as rich in its ultimate return.
Your gift makes a difference.
Impact the Student Experience
Our alumni are family, and family means you matter. When we at Newberry College accepted you as a student, we made the promise to help you achieve your goals. Our job as family is to be there for each other.
Enhance Our Facilities
Our campus is beautiful, but old, and it’s time to upgrade to better serve both our students and our outstanding faculty. If we can bring the facilities up to where they should be, we will have one of the best colleges in the country.
Boost Our Local Community
Newberry College is a huge part of the Newberry community, both economically and socially. When we grow, the community prospers.
Enhance Our Programs
Newberry education is a personal challenge to every student in pursuit of knowledge who possesses the drive to live and learn with purpose, and your gift ensures that our programs always have the best teachers and the latest technology.
Be a Part of Our Progress
Our revitalization efforts will elevate our school and benefit our students. The updates we have planned will improve our campus, allow us to attract and retain the best educators, and expand programs that help students thrive. Together, we will create a new generation of successful Newberry graduates.
Speers Street School
Science, Math & Nursing Building
Center for Athletic and Academic Achievement
Campus Life Complex
Wiles Theatre & Wiles Chapel
Smith Road Complex
Meet Our Team
The Office of Institutional Advancement helps you create a lasting legacy at Newberry College that will make a difference in the lives of students, faculty, and staff now and for future generations.
Lori Ann Summers
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Director of Alumni Relations and Giving
Director of Special Events/Reservations
Director of Marketing and Communications
Athletic Club Director
Associate Director of Advancement Services
Athletic Club Associate Director
Associate Development Officer
Alumni Engagement Coordinator
Institutional Advancement Administrative Coordinator
Media Services Communications Specialist