The Annual Fund is the University's annual giving program specifically created to build a bridge between a good education and a great education. The fund allows the university to go above and beyond – to fill the gap between state funds and the true cost of higher education. Contributions from alumni, parents, faculty, and other supporters are combined to provide the university with its greatest source of unrestricted funds and the flexibility required to respond to immediate academic needs. For students and faculty, this will mean extra funding for things such as attending academic and industry conferences and competitions, the ability to purchase specialized equipment and computer programs, stipends to hire needed assistants and professional development. Grants of $500 or less will be disbursed to students, faculty, and staff.

President's Fund for Excellence

This unrestricted fund provides the President with the ability to financially support targeted initiatives, pursue emerging opportunities, seek innovation, and support student, faculty and staff excellence.

Class Gifts

Each year, many alumni classes band together to raise money in conjunction with their class reunions. Classes often choose to fund endowed scholarships or capital projects on campus. To learn more about how your class can support the students who are following in your footsteps, contact the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations at