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General Information
How to Give
Outright Donations
Endowments
Planned Gifts
Charitable Contributions
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General Information

Acquiring, preserving and making accessible materials that document modern politics and policymaking centered in Georgia is the driving mission of the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. There are several important ways in which you can contribute to this critical mission.

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How to Give

All gifts, in all forms, are important to the Russell Library. Whether you make a gift of cash, stock, or another asset, you can direct your gift to any area of the Center that is of particular interest to you. This section provides you with information about the many ways you can give to the Russell Library. Please go to Contribute if you would like to make a gift now.

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Outright Donations

Outright donations made by check or credit card are the easiest to make. They are also tax deductible in the year they are given. You may also designate your gift in honor of or in memory of someone special to you.

To make a gift by credit card, you can use our secure online giving page. UGA promises to protect your personal information. Our secure server protects your information using advanced encryption and firewall technology.

Gifts made by check should be made payable to the UGA Foundation with a note in the memo area specifying that the funds be directed to Russell Library or to a specific Russell program such as the Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia or the Media and Oral History Program or endowment such as the Hardman Outreach Endowment, the Media and Oral History Program, or the Russell Forum. Please mail checks to:

Chantel Dunham
UGA Libraries Development Office
Main Library
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602-1641

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Establish Endowments for the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

Establishing an endowment provides critically needed funds to develop Russell Library public programs and exhibitions, expand research and documentation initiatives, and provide specialized conservation treatment to rare and fragile materials. New Endowments begin at $10,000 and the Libraries invite donors to make a single gift or to build an endowed fund over several years. Donors may also contribute to existing Russell Library Endowments:

Lamartine G. Hardman III Outreach Endowment Fund

Established in September 2003 by the Libraries Board of Visitors to honor the memory and service of board member Lamartine Griffin Hardman III, who was a dedicated and enthusiastic supporter of the Russell Library.

The purpose of the Hardman Fund is to support public programming and outreach initiatives developed by the Russell Library to raise awareness of its collections and to provide learning opportunities and services for its constituencies that continually respond to their changing interests and needs. Specifically, the Fund may provide funds to engage speakers and exhibit curators, to produce promotional literature, to support activities related to research and identification of objects for display for exhibits, to underwrite costs associated with loans of objects for exhibits such as insurance and transport, to purchase equipment and supplies for fabricating exhibits, to record and disseminate programs to wider audiences, to purchase refreshments as appropriate for program gatherings.

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Planned Gifts to the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

Planned gifts are designed for those who wish to support the Russell Library in a significant way but do not have the flexibility to make an immediate outright gift. There are numerous ways to help ensure the long-term success of the Library through a planned gift, ranging from simple bequests to sophisticated estate planning strategies that may be financially advantageous for the donor as well.

Learn more about planned gifts

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Charitable Contributions and Income Tax Deductions

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