The inspirational stories of our alumni are compelling examples of the real-world effectiveness of a GGU education. These thousands of "proof points" affirm why we are consistently ahead of the curve as America's #1 School for Adult Learners. Your story is one of them, and your generous gift to GGU will be a tangible investment in "possibility" for yet another GGU graduate.

You can be part of GGU's accelerating impact in the meteoric rise of downtown San Francisco's global marketplace. Our agile, visionary responses to the current and emerging needs of our alumni and our community ever since the Gold Rush have positioned GGU to contribute even more -- with your generous help.

In this season of kindness, a tax-deductible year-end gift is a gift that keeps on giving. Your loyalty and commitment motivate the GGU undergraduate who is juggling real-world responsibilities, the mid-career professional advancing to the next challenging pursuit and the road-tested faculty who bring practical knowledge to our dynamic learning laboratories. The ROI is substantial -- for you, and for GGU.

Together, there is no limit to what we can make possible.


Gifts with Current Benefits
  • Cash
  • Securities
  • Personal property
  • Real estate
Gifts with Future or Combined Benefits
  • Bequest
  • Charitable gift annuity
  • Other estate gifts

Give Online

It only takes a few minutes, and your gift can be put to use right away:


Wire Transfer


Write a Check

Make your check out to "Golden Gate University" and mail it to:

Development and Alumni Relations
Golden Gate University
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105


Call Us

Make your gift by telephone using a credit card:
  •  415-442-7822


Matching Gifts

Double or triple the impact of your gift!

Check with your (or your spouse/partner's) Human Resources department to determine eligibility and to complete a matching gift form. The tax identification number for Golden Gate University is 94-1585735.


Stocks or Mutual Funds

GGU uses Morgan Stanley Smith Barney as its primary broker for gifts of stock or mutual funds:


Recurring Gifts

Set up monthly credit card gifts in the amount of your choice:
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Estate Gifts

A charitable bequest is one of the easiest ways you can leave a lasting impact on GGU:


Gift Annuities

A gift annuity offers you fixed income for life, a charitable deduction and possible tax-free income:
Call for a personalized illustration:
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Scholarships & Endowments

Establish a permanent fund in memory or honor of someone special:
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Do you have Gift-Related questions?

Contact our staff:
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All gifts to Golden Gate University are greatly appreciated and have an immediate impact on the quality of our students' education.

Members of GGU's giving societies are the university's most loyal donors and play a key role in helping today's students become successful professionals. Society members are recognized in GGU's annual honor rolls and receive important updates on the University through GGU's alumni magazine and newsletters.

Lifetime Giving Societies

Lifetime Giving Societies recognize individuals, foundations and corporations whose cumulative giving to GGU exceeds $50,000.

FOUNDERS' SOCIETY ($1,000,000 or more)

The Founders' Society recognizes lifetime giving of $1,000,000 or more. These donors have made a major commitment to GGU's future and have helped transform the educational experience of our students, impacting their success and ability to contribute to society.

GOLDEN GATE SOCIETY ($500,000 -- $999,999)

The Golden Gate Society honors lifetime giving of $500,000 to $999,999. These donors also support major initiatives that strengthen the university to serve future generations of students.

LEADERSHIP SOCIETY ($250,000 -- $499,999)

The Leadership Society recognizes lifetime giving of $250,000 to $499,999 that helps fund a range of projects designed to maximize students' GGU education.

CENTENNIAL SOCIETY ($100,000 -- $249,999)

The Centennial Society honors donors who have given a total of $100,000 to $249,999 supporting the university's growth and sustainability.

TOWER SOCIETY ($50,000 -- $99,999)

The Tower Society recognizes donors who have contributed $50,000 to $99,999, creating educational access and support for our students.


Annual Giving Societies recognize individuals, foundations and corporations whose gift to GGU in current fiscal year was $1,000 or more.


Honors donors who have made an annual gift of $25,000 or more to support the university's high priority programs.


Recognizes donors who have made an annual gift of $10,000 to $24,999 to help update and strengthen GGU's curriculum to meet changing marketplace needs.


Honors donors who make an annual gift of $5,000 to $9,999, offering GGU the flexibility to address its highest priorities.


Recognizes donors who make an annual gift of $2,500 to $4,999 to help expand student opportunities.


Honors donors who make an annual gift of $1,000 to $2,499, helping GGU to provide a foundation for student's success.


Bridge Society

The Bridge Society recognizes individuals who are providing for future generations of GGU students by including the university in their estate plans.


Members of the Silver Society are the university's most loyal supporters and have made philanthropy a personal priority by giving annually to Golden Gate University for 25 or more years.