SAGU Advancement

University Advancement

The Office of University Advancement exists to help fulfill the mission of Southwestern Assemblies of God University by helping to build the financial stability of SAGU and provide for the financial needs of its students.

Scholarship Assistance

One hundred percent of every dollar raised through various Southwestern Scholarship Funds goes directly to financial assistance for qualifying students. There are many opportunities through which one may give to the Scholarship Funds. Scholarship awards are granted according to the expressed directions of the donor as recorded in the scholarship agreement.

Women's Auxiliary

Southwestern Women's Auxiliary was created in 1993 primarily for the beautification of the campus. SWA has raised funds for landscaping, the design of flower beds, and the decoration of walkways around campus. Special projects also contributed thousands of dollars to the development of the East University Drive entrance.

Southwestern Foundation


The Southwestern Foundation supports the university’s commitment to equip men and women to fulfill the calling God has placed on their lives. The Southwestern Foundation also provides counseling and solid financial planning to assist with good stewardship; helping you save taxes, reduce estate expenses and prepare to take care of those you love.

The Foundation staff and board of directors have extensive experience in establishing and administering trusts and settling estates. We are committed to the safe care of your possessions, prudent money management, maximum protection, consistent yield and steady growth on your estate, charitable gift, or endowment fund.


Dr. Kermit Bridges, SAGU President
Carl V. Alexander, President of Foundation
Rick Bowles, VP for University Advancement
Fred Gore, VP for University Business and Finance
David Marcontell, Secretary of Foundation
Jack DeBartolo, Board of Directors
Trent Chambers, Board of Directors
Ray Kneggs, Board of Directors
David Mumert, Board of Directors
Joe Spears, Board of Directors


Endowment funds have been established based on the University’s long-term needs. By contributing to one of these existing endowment funds, you are assured maximum benefits for the University while supporting those programs in which you have a special personal interest.

See how your endowments helps

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarship funds are vital. These funds provide financial aid that enables students of all financial backgrounds to enroll at SAGU.

Donate to a scholarship

Will and Trust Planning

Planned Giving consists of ways a donor can leave money/assets to a nonprofit at his/her death; or a way to invest money so that the donor receives benefits during his/her life and then bequeaths the remaining funds to the nonprofit.

As a no-cost service to Assemblies of God constituents, AG Financial Solutions has developed this program and partnered with SAGU to provide document forms to those who desire to leave a gift of at least ten percent (10%) of their final estate to SAGU, Southwestern Foundation, an AG ministry or an AG church of their choice. It is an honor to provide will forms at no cost for those who desire to bless ministry through charitable gifts upon their death.

You should understand that the documents prepared under the Testamentary Services program are not a replacement for consultation with a local attorney, and nothing provided by SAGU or AG Financial Solutions should be considered legal advice. SAGU and AG Financial Solutions (including all of its affiliated entities) are not law firms, and the employees and representatives of SAGU and AG Financial Solutions are not acting as your attorney. SAGU and AG Financial Solutions do not practice law, and the information contained in this program is not legal advice. The Testamentary Services program is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship, and by using this program, no attorney-client relationship will be created with SAGU or AG Financial Solutions.

AG Financial Solutions’ Testamentary Services program only provides document forms completed with information you provide, and, by using this program, you agree that SAGU and AG Financial Solutions and its affiliated entities assume no responsibility for your use of those forms. Our services include reviewing your answers for completeness, spelling & grammar, as well as internal consistency of names, addresses and similar information, and you alone are responsible for the execution and use of the documents and determination as to whether the documents are appropriate to meet your needs or desires.

Download the Will and Trust Planning Packet
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