Give to the Woodruff School

The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering is honored to receive support from loyal alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends of Georgia Tech as well as from corporations and private foundations. In 1988, the Woodruff School was fortunate to receive our anchor gift made by George W. Woodruff, which named the School. This endowment along with other endowments, scholarships, fellowships, and many generous annual contributions have provided a foundation upon which the Woodruff School has thrived.

The significant increase in the School's enrollment over the last several years, particularly our undergraduate population, has created additional needs within the School. More faculty positions, classroom space, lab space, and programs are desperately needed. With your help, we can continue to provide an exceptional educational experience to all of our students.

Please consider joining Mr. Woodruff and our other donors who have made an impact on our students. Contributors to the Woodruff School include individuals, corporations, and foundations at a variety of giving levels.


How to Make a Gift

Listed below are several methods of making a gift to the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. Please remember that many companies will match gifts to educational institutions, considerably increasing the size of your gift. For more information, visit

Ways to Give

Make a cash gift to the Woodruff School

To make a cash gift designated to the school, simply make your check payable to the “Georgia Tech Foundation Inc.” and mail it to the following address:
George W. Woodruff School
of Mechanical Engineering
801 Ferst Drive
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0405

Be sure to include a note stating that you'd like your gift to be directed to support mechanical engineering. 

Make a gift by credit card

Please visit and select GIVE NOW.

Make a gift by wire transfer

For gifts by wire transfer, please contact Courtney Sykes at 404-894-4031 for instructions.

Make a gift of stock electronically to Georgia Tech

To make a gift of stock electronically, please contact Courtney Sykes at 404-894-4031 for instructions.

Matching Gifts

Many companies match the gifts of their current or retired employees. Your company’s human resources department can provide details on its policies and can provide a matching gift form to include with your gift.

Can I receive a tax deduction for my gift? 

Different deductions are associated with different gifts. Factors influencing tax deductions include the assets you are giving Georgia Tech and when a specific asset is given. In general, for outright gifts to Tech, you will receive an income-tax charitable deduction.

Deferred Gifts and Estate Planning

Bequests and other planned gifts are some of the greatest sources of funding for Georgia Tech. These gifts stabilize Tech's financial foundation, securing the future of Tech while perpetuating a legacy of giving.

Estate Gifts

  • Will or Living Trust Provisions enable you to direct the distribution of your assets at your death.
  • Retirement-Plan Assets are a tax-wise and easy way to make a gift for Georgia Tech's future.
  • Life Insurance also can provide security for Tech's future.

Life-Income Gifts

  • Charitable Gift Annuity is a great way to support Georgia Tech's future while supplementing your and/or your spouse's retirement income with the assurance of fixed quarterly payments.
  • Charitable Remainder Trust is a popular way of making a significant gift to Georgia Tech while providing income to the donor and/or other beneficiaries through fixed or variable payments.

Other Gift Plans

  • Charitable Lead Trusts allows you to provide a stream of gifts to Tech for a number of years, and then transfer assets to heirs at a reduced tax level.
  • Retained Life Estate means giving your home to Georgia Tech and receiving a charitable deduction now with you and your spouse living there for your lifetimes.

Contact Courtney Sykes, Senior Development Assistant, to discuss philanthropic opportunities.

Courtney Sykes, M.S.
Senior Development Assistant
Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
801 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332-0405
Georgia Institute of Technology
Office: 404.894.4031