Contact the Office of Advancement
David R. Hutchens
Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations
| M 606.213.5708
Ron D. Damron, MS
Director of Planned Giving
Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Development
Director of Development
Misty D. Asbury '11
Executive Assistant for Advancement
Brooke E. Thacker '04
Director of Annual Fund and Stewardship
Ways to Give
Credit Card: Make a gift on University of Pikeville’s secure giving site or in the office.
Check: Mail your gift to the Office of Advancement, where all charitable contributions to the University are processed. Please make all checks payable to the University of Pikeville.
A gift of $25,000 will establish an endowed fund that you can name for yourself, your family, your friend, your favorite professor, your company – the choice is yours. Gifts to the endowment ensure an ongoing financial support for students and create a permanent legacy of support for the University. Endowment assets are invested and each year 4.5% of the earned interest is withdrawn to support the fund’s purpose.
Estate and other Planned Gifts
The most common way people make a planned gift is a bequest through a will or trust. In addition to tax benefits, a bequest to the University allows you to continue giving and to create a lasting legacy. Donors who make estate and other planned gifts are recognized as members of the Dr. David Blythe Legacy Society.
Gifts of Real Estate
Appreciated real estate provides an excellent opportunity for you to make a leadership gift, while earning a substantial tax benefit. Some gifts require appraisal or advance approval in order to be accepted.
Gifts of Stocks, Bonds or other Securities
Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds or other securities allow you to make a substantial contribution to the University. You will receive a tax deduction based on the average value of the security on the date of the gift.
Did you know many companies offer a matching gift program to encourage philanthropy among their employees? Some companies even match gifts by spouses and retirees.
A multi-year pledge can help you keep track of your giving, cut down on annual solicitations, and ensure that you continue to support the University each and every fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
Employees can make their gifts to the University through electronic payroll deduction. Existing payroll deductions automatically roll over at the end of each fiscal year for the donor's convenience unless specified otherwise. Click here to download the UPIKE Employee Payroll Deduction Form.
Personal Property (In-Kind)
Examples of gifts of property include goods such as food, clothing for the Career Closet, medicines, furniture, office equipment, and building materials. Some gifts require appraisal or advance approval in order to be accepted.
The University of Pikeville has a variety of giving clubs and societies that recognize the many generous alumni, friends, and organizations for their annual, planned, and lifetime gifts to the University.
Annual Giving Clubs & Societies
New $100,000 + Society ($100,000 +)
New James F. Record Heritage Society ($10,000 +)
Trustees Club ($5,000 - $9,999)
President's Club ($1,000 - $4,999)
UPIKE Club ($500 - $999)
Friends Club ($250 - $499)
Century Club ($100 - $249)
The “99” Club (Up to $99)
Benefactors Plaza Bricks (Lifetime giving)
Terry & Judy Dotson Associates ($1,000 +)
Chrisman Family Associates ($1,000 +)
Burlin & Jean Coleman Partners ($10,000 +)
Baird Family Circle ($100,000 +)
Chad & Judy Perry Fellows ($1,000,000 +)
Lifetime Giving Societies
Lifetime Giving 1,000,000 + Society ($1,000,000 +)
Lifetime Giving 100,000 + Society ($100,000 +)
James F. Record Heritage Society ($10,000 +)
Dr. David Blythe Legacy Society (Estate/Wills)
What is the deadline for making a contribution?
We accept gifts all year round however, each year the Annual Fund campaign runs from July 1 to June 30.