About Advancement Services

About Advancement Services

Advancement Services ensures that all gifts are handled with care to meet the needs of the University. Services include the processing of monetary gifts, pledges, stock gifts, and gifts-in-kind from donors and alumni. The office prepares acknowledgement letters and gift receipts, which are mailed to donors as well as to the honoree and family of any gifts made in “Memory” or in "Honor" of an individual or individuals.

The Advancement Services Office maintains the budget for unrestricted funds within the Aiken Partnership and prepares financial reports for the Aiken Partnership Board of Directors. The office is responsible for verifying quarterly Revenue and Expense reports to reconcile all account balances. The coordinator of gift accounting serves as the primary staff member on scholarship database development and disbursement.

For scholarships under the direction of the Aiken Partnership, please visit the endowed scholarship page.

Additionally we assist campus offices in utilizing funds designated for their use within the Aiken Partnership. It is our responsibility to process all transactions concerning Aiken Partnership accounts including preparing check requests and deposits, transferring funds, and organizing and batching related documents.


Contact Michelle Hodge, Gift Processing