The ABAC Foundation’s sole purpose is to support the aims and objectives of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that acts as the repository for all gifts given to support the College. Support includes providing the necessary funds from ABAC alumni and friends to support the college’s scholarships, programs, faculty, staff and expanding footprint.
The ABAC Foundation
ABOUT The ABAC Foundation
Mission and Purpose
The Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Foundation, Inc. is a Georgia nonprofit corporation organized in 1954 for the sole purpose of supporting the aims and objectives of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The charter states, “…the Foundation was organized to advance the cause of education by generally establishing and implementing programs and activities for the promotion and assistance of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, a state-assisted educational institution, her faculty and students.”
- The ABAC Foundation is governed by an elected board of trustees who determine with the administration of the College the specific purpose for which all gifts to the Foundation will be used by the College.
- The growth of the ABAC Foundation’s endowments, annual scholarships, cash, and real property provides the resources necessary to ensure that student graduate on time and maintain affordability through the scholarship program, provide funds for real-world experiences outside the classroom, provide access to the updated technology in and out of the classroom.
- The ABAC Foundation has the ability and the experience to manage planned gifts and bequests as well as assist donors in planning gifts which produce the best possible tax and other financial returns.
- The ABAC Foundation is a federal tax exempt organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3).
An Evening for ABAC
Our annual An Evening for ABAC gala will take place on February 25, 2023. As always, A Evening for ABAC will directly benefit student scholarships and this year we will celebrate ABAC’s Birthday! Auction information for the 2023 event will be released closer to the event.
An Evening for ABAC began in 1972 as a special one-time benefit to provide funding for the building of the Chapel of All Faiths and starred Anita Bryant. The event was so successful, it was decided that Dollars for Scholars, as it was known then, would continue as an annual benefit for student scholarships. Now in its 50th year, this initiative continues to give students from across South Georgia an opportunity to pursue their educational dreams through the scholarships it provides. Through your generous sponsorship of this program, you can assure students of that same incredible opportunity.
ABAC seeks alumni and friends who envision ABAC’s potential and will invest to provide the resources necessary for its continued advancement.
Unrestricted Giving/Annual Fund
Unrestricted funds provide ABAC with the flexibility to respond to ever-changing needs and to take advantage of new opportunities. Whether committed to such critical areas as financial aid, faculty scholarship, or program enrichment, unrestricted gifts make it possible for the College’s leaders to address challenges and undertake new initiatives.
Support for scholarships and engaged learning allows ABAC to attract the most academically qualified students and to ensure those with financial needs to enter their productive years without the burden of oppressive student debt. Engaged learning opportunities play a key role in a student’s educational experience at ABAC through internships, mentored research and study abroad opportunities.
Faculty and Staff
ABAC’s most important priority is people. Attracting and retaining the most talented faculty and staff has made the College the national leader it is today, and philanthropy is crucial to building on a strong foundation of success. From endowed chairs and professorships to support for academic departments and support offices, your gift will make a deep and lasting impact on ABAC.
Facilities and Equipment
Facilities are the foundations of greatness in interdisciplinary scholarship, teaching and learning, athletics, campus enrichment, and student life. ABAC is committed to providing the most modern, technologically advanced, and sustainable facilities.
Endowments provide the College with a financial foundation for the future. Through sound investment in a balanced portfolio, earnings from permanent endowments generate a steady flow of funding. An endowed gift is one in which the original principal is never invaded and the gift exists in perpetuity. A minimum commitment of $25,000 is required to establish an endowed fund.
Inside ABAC - ABAC Foundation
Inside ABAC – Foundation Resources site provides employees with internal documents which include web invoicing, project management information, fund transfer, deposit form, IRS W-9, etc.