The Ralston Fund
Unrestricted gifts provide essential support that have an immediate impact. Your gift underwrites everything Ralston does and benefits every student. Gifts range from $25 to $25,000 and beyond. An annual gift of $2,500 places you in the Telemachean Circle of The Homeric Society.
Supporting teaching and mentoring is an investment that engages learners and inspires their inquiry throughout life. Ralston welcomes gifts of $25,000 or more to support faculty salaries and research stipends.
A gift of $25,000 or more for student financial aid supports talented men and women in their pursuit of a Ralston education.
Establishing a home for Ralston College in Savannah has been a strategic priority from the very beginning of this ambitious endeavor. The intention is to acquire properties that reflect the culture and values of the institution, and establish a permanent home for this liberal arts college in Savannah's National Historic Landmark District. In May 2022, Ralston College purchased the Noble Hardee Mansion situated on Bull Street within yards of Forsyth Park. This Italianate home constructed in the 1860s is the last of the unrestored mansions in the historic district of Savannah known for manicured parks, cobblestoned squares, and antebellum architecture. Once revitalized it will be both an icon and an anchor, providing a home for seminars, lectures, recitals, events, and more. The opportunity to support this restoration campaign is offered to donors who contribute $50,000 or more.
Gifts toward the endowment are invested by the College, and the income earned on the principal is directed to a purpose designated by the donor. Endowment opportunities include support for academic programs, scholarships, professorships, or other areas designated by the donor and approved by the Board. The expectation is for the endowment to continue in perpetuity providing consistent support for future generations. A permanent endowment may be established with a minimum gift of $1,000,000.
To learn more about giving opportunities at Ralston, please contact Nicholas Bartulovic, director of development.