The College Fund, the annual giving arm for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, allows Dean Ian Baucom the flexibility to support key priorities of Arts & Sciences, and to take advantage of promising opportunities as they arise throughout the academic year. Unrestricted funds provide seed money for student and faculty research, enhance fellowships for graduate students, and support developing new undergraduate courses, among other operational and academic ventures. Over the years as state support has decreased, contributions from alumni and friends have been critical to the continued success of Arts & Sciences' students and faculty.
Join us in our goals to increase alumni participation and grow unrestricted support. Your gift will make an immedate impact on current and future College 'Hoos.
To make a gift to a specific department, click here.
A larger endowment will provide permanent and predictable revenue, enabling Arts & Sciences to compete with other top-tier institutions to attract outstanding faculty while rewarding exceptional teaching today. Gifts of any size help, and income from this pooled endowed fund will support faculty excellence at the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
Contact Gene Schutt, President, for more information.
There are numerous strategies to ensure the College’s future through estate, financial, and tax planning. Giving cash or securities is not the only way to support Arts & Sciences. Some planned gifts even pay families income for their lifetimes, before ultimately benefitting the College. Three of the most common planned gift vehicles—bequests, charitable remainder trusts, and gift annuities—are introduced in the documents below. For more details and expert assistance please see your tax advisor, or contact the University’s Office of Gift Planning.
We did it! Thanks to our generous alumni and friends, our Faculty Forward campaign exceeded its goal of $130 million in gifts and pledges in response to the case for faculty support. When it began four years ago, the three strategic pillars of the campaign guided efforts to recruit and retain top faculty: exceptional teaching, engaged learning, and strategic research. Together we made history, and we now have a great platform to build upon. Thanks for helping us ensure the future of the College.
College Foundation Tax ID Number: 54-2009312
The Benefactors Society acknowledges alumni, parents, and friends who make leadership annual gifts to the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Fourth-year students, and College alumni who graduated in the last 14 classes are recognized as part of the College Club of the Benefactors Society.
For people passionate about a field of study, making a gift to that area can be particularly meaningful. The College welcomes gifts to some 50 departments and programs, letting donors choose where their philanthropy has impact. There also are funds that support the immediate needs of faculty, classroom innovation, and more. Details about popular targeted giving options are below, along with a link to our departmental giving form that ensures your money follows your passion.