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East Tennessee State University

Thank You for

GT Long

November 29, 2016

Thank you for participating in ETSU's inaugural GivingTuesday celebration. Together, we made a difference, not just for ETSU, but for our students and for the whole region. We are fortunate to have the support of thousands of loyal alumni and friends like you and we appreciate you so much.

GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and coming immediately after the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday provides a venue for people to join together and give of their time, talents, and/or means to support worthy causes.

On November 29, 2016 our alumni and friends truly turned GivingTUESday into GivingETSUday.Give Now



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Join us on November 29th! 

GivingTuesday Event Details


GivingTuesday Toolkit - social media posts and schedule, graphics, and UnSelfie Signs


Want to Give from Your Bank Account?

Electronic Funds Transfer Request (to make a gift from your bank account)

Want to Give by Payroll Deduction?

Payroll Deduction Form

Where Can You Designate your Gift?  One example is the Arts Center.  However, you can support any area you choose.  See below for more examples.

ETSU Gift Designations

 Want to Give from Your Individual Retirement Account (IRA)?

An IRA owner, age 70½ or over, can directly transfer, tax-free, up to $100,000 per year to an eligible charity such as the ETSU Foundation. This option, first available in 2006, can be used for distributions from IRAs, regardless of whether the owners itemize their deductions. Distributions from employer-sponsored retirement plans, including SIMPLE IRA plans and simplified employee pension (SEP) plans, are not eligible.

To qualify, the funds must be transferred directly by the IRA trustee to the eligible charity. Distributed amounts may be excluded from the IRA owner’s income – resulting in lower taxable income for the IRA owner. However, if the IRA owner excludes the distribution from income, no deduction, such as a charitable contribution deduction on Schedule A, may be taken for the distributed amount. 

Amounts transferred to a charity from an IRA are counted in determining whether the owner has met the IRA’s required minimum distribution.

More information available at


Make a gift to ETSU at any time by visiting For more information, contact Jon See, or 423-439-6141.


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