Beneficiary Designations

Make a Gift in a Few Easy Steps

Not everyone wants to commit to making a gift in their wills or estates. Some prefer the increased flexibility that a beneficiary designation provides by using: 

  • IRAs and retirement plans
  • Life insurance policies
  • Donor advised funds
  • Commercial annuities

It is very simple to name the Georgia State University Foundation as a beneficiary. Start by requesting a change-of-beneficiary form from your policy administrator or download the form from your provider's website. Make your desired changes and return the form to establish your gift.

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Donna Brazzell Gives Back to Georgia State

Donna BrazzellDonna Brazzell found a new career—and a new outlook on life—after taking a chance and going back to school in a different field. Now, she is enjoying her job as executive director of the DeKalb Library Foundation, and she wants to give back by naming the Foundation as a beneficiary of her IRA. Why? Georgia State, she says, gave her a gift first.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact the administrator of your retirement plan, insurance policy, or bank account for a change-of-beneficiary form, or simply download a form from your provider's website. 
  2. Decide what percentage (1 to 100) you would like the Georgia State University Foundation to receive and name us, along with the percentage you chose, on the beneficiary form. Return the completed form.
  3. Contact Natalie Baker at 404-413-3425 or nbaker15@gsu.edu to let us know your goals for the gift so we can ensure it is used as you intend.

Legal name: The Georgia State University Foundation, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 3965, Atlanta, GA 30302-3965
Federal tax ID number: 58-6033185

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