The Excel program at Georgia Tech can always benefit from your contributions, as there is always a need for program enhancements and support for students who could not otherwise attend. Your gift will go into a general expendable account to meet Excel’s most pressing needs. If you prefer to contribute to the Donald L. Chapman Endowment Fund please indicate that on the document that defines the gift is for Excel.


Why Give?

In Georgia, approximately 1200 students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) graduate from high school each year. It is shown that motivated students with I/DD who engage in higher education increase their living quality and are empowered to lead more independent lives. In Georgia, however, the possibilities for continued high-quality inclusive higher learning are limited. Your gift opens up an opportunity for students with I/DD to take control of their future with an authentic college experience:

  • Students attend classes, complete internships, join clubs, attend athletic events, and develop lifelong friendships alongside other GT students.
  • Students can live in college housing and develop a social life that will prepare them for their community and careers after college.
  • Excel participants are each assigned a Peer Mentor, a Georgia Tech Student committed to helping integrate the participant socially and academically into campus life with individual support and guidance throughout their entire college experience.

Your support is needed to progress Excel to one of the finest programs in the country!

For more information about making gifts in support of the Excel program at Georgia Tech, please email Terry Blum or John Byrne.


Before You Donate

Please remember that many companies will match gifts to educational institutions, considerably increasing the size of your gift.

Before making a donation, please check to see if your company matches gifts!


How to Donate

Make a Cash Gift

To make a cash gift designated to Excel, simply make your check payable to the Georgia Tech Foundation Inc. and mail it to the following address:

Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc.
760 Spring Street NW, Suite 400
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Please include a short note with your check stating the intended designation of your gift to the Excel Program at Georgia Tech or note the purpose on the memo line of your check, otherwise, the funds go to the Georgia Tech general fund. The Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc. Tax ID is 58-6043294.

Make a Gift by Credit Card

If donating by credit card, please make sure to specify “Excel at Georgia Tech Program” in the “Special Purpose” field and Comment sections in order for us to receive the funds.

Give directly to Excel via a credit card by specifying your donation here:

Make a Gift by Wire Transfer

For gifts by wire transfer please contact Pat Barton, Director of Gift Accounting, at 404.894.5544 to inform Georgia Tech of your coming gift to ensure your transfer is credited properly. Please make sure to mention that the gift is for the Excel program at Georgia Tech.

Make a Gift of Stock Electronically

An electronic transfer of stock to the Georgia Tech Foundation can be made by contacting Linda Lilly, at 404.894.61.30, with the Georgia Tech Foundation regarding the planned transfer. Again, please make sure to mention that the gift is for the Excel program at Georgia Tech.