Brandon Brown, ‘00
Vice-President of Institutional Advancement
Since 1882, the founding visionaries of Paine Institute, now Paine College, set high benchmarks for the Institution. They foresaw a place where all people could meet and engage in stimulating dialogue, and where all walks of life could fellowship in an environment where education would be accessible to all who aspired for greater knowledge and a better quality of life.

That vision has led us to the conception of the new Health Education Learning Activities Complex. It is fitting for the HEAL Complex to take shape on this sacred ground where, historically, Paine College has served as an avenue for addressing social justice issues that impacted the Central Savannah River Area, the state and the nation.

The HEAL Complex provides the ideal environment for housing health education, wellness and fitness programs, as well as community activities, yet it is designed to host intercollegiate competitions and serve many of our campus needs. Because of the unwavering support of the Paine College community, alumni and friends, the Campaign for Paine College, which will build the HEAL Complex and enhance the College’s endowment, has reached nearly $5 million of the $14 million goal (as of November 2011). We are especially grateful to the City of Augusta for its support.

I invite you to invest in the Campaign for Paine College and ensure that the HEAL Complex becomes a reality. There are many ways to support this Campaign. You may give a cash gift, purchase a naming gift opportunity, or create an endowed fund. You may set up a pledged gift, establish a planned gift or designate Paine College in your will or estate.

Your support of the HEAL Complex and the College’s endowment will move the College closer to becoming a premier liberal arts institution in the region. Invest today.

Ways to Give

There are many ways to support the Campaign for Paine College in the form of restricted or unstricted gifts.

Restricted gifts are earmarked for a specific area of the Campaign. Unrestricted gifts are the most flexible because they allow the College to designate funds for areas of greatest need. Paine College will provide endowment or facility naming opportunities as well. Restricted and Unrestricted gifts can comprise:
  • Gifts of cash or securities can be paid outright providing immediate support to the Campaign
  • Gifts-in-kind of property that meet the objectives of the Campaign such as real estate, equipment, books, or artwork may be donated
  • Pledges allow donors to make a significant commitment over a period of five years. Pledges offer flexibility in scheduling gifts. All pledges must be received by June 30, 2015.
  • Matching gifts by an employer increase a gift’s impact. Check with your company’s human resources office about its matching gift policy.
Planned gifts to the campaign, such as life insurance policies, wills and bequests, and other life income gifts, can be arranged and are credited at a discounted value.


Including Paine College in your will provides for the College tomorrow. Bequests are contributions made through a donor’s will, trust, or retirement plan. A bequests provides for Paine College’s future, while the amount of the bequests is deducted from taxable portion of the estate.


A charitable remainder trust distributes income to you and/or beneficiaries for your/their lifetime or for a specified term of up to 20 years, with the balance of the trust assets distributed to Paine College at the conclusion of the trust. There are two forms.

A unitrust pays a percentage, determined annually, of the current value of the unitrust. The payout rate, at least 5%, is selected by the donor.

An annuity trust pays incomie based on a percentage of trust and never changes. This trust provides a fixed amount each year, regardless of fluctuations in the market.