What Is The Faculty / Staff Annual Giving Campaign for Vanguard University?
The Faculty/Staff Campaign is an effort to increase participation in giving to the Vanguard University Fund (aka, the Annual Fund), with the ultimate goal of 100% participation among faculty and staff.
What is the Vanguard University Fund?
The Vanguard University Fund exists to support VU’s budget and to encourage alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations and faulty/staff to make contributions. These resources are critical. Contributions to the VU Fund provides financial aid, better facilities, top-notch faculty and continued high-quality educational experience for students.
Why should I support Vanguard by making a gift through the Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign?
Giving is a personal decision and our individual reasons for contributing are many. But we have at least one common purpose—to support the reason we’re all here—the students.
As faculty and staff members, we have the privilege of working closely with students. The Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign allow us the opportunity to show that we believe in our students’ potential. As you may know, tuition does not cover the entire cost to educate a student. Private gifts are a necessity to make up the difference by supporting resources and opportunities such as scholarships, new technology and library acquisitions.
A high faculty/staff giving percentage is an endorsement by employees that the University is a worthy place to work for and deserving of their financial investment. Faculty and staff participation also plays a major role in academic rankings and the university’s overall reputation.
Ultimately, your participation is a vote of confidence in Vanguard and its future.
How much should I give?
Any amount that feels comfortable for you. Participation is truly our number one goal. Every gift will make a difference.
Why the Vanguard University Fund for this campaign and not a specific department or program?
Giving to the VU Fund provides the support that helps all of us flourish. A higher participation rate of faculty/staff giving to the Vanguard University Fund…
- Puts VU in a positive light when applying for grant money
- Effects VU’s ratings on surveys such as the US News and World Report
- Supports professors that serve as mentors
- Provides financial aid for qualified and deserving students
- Allows for resources to keep our facilities clean and campus safe
- Contributes towards up-to-date technology
The Vanguard University Fund is our area of greatest need. Funding the annual operating budget is essential to VU’s financial well-being. Helping make sure we have a balanced budget every year is important to us all.
Why Do We Fundraise? Don’t Tuition Fees Cover All Of The Costs To Run A University?
Many people are surprised to learn that tuition does not cover the costs it takes to run a successful university.
Universities are able to exist because of the following:
- Tuition Fees
- Auxiliary Services (ie. Events that take place on campus in the summer)
- Incurring debt
- Fundraising (ie. Philanthropy)
There is a limit on how much money a university can bring in through tuition fees and auxiliary services, and as we know, incurring debt is not ideal. There is no limit on how much money an institution can raise, so a University’s philanthropy is extremely important.
How can I make a gift?
Making a gift is quick and easy! Go to our online gift form or complete the payroll deduction form and return it to the Advancement Office downstairs in Smith 101.
How does payroll deduction work?
Payroll deduction is one of the most convenient ways to make a gift. By completing the payroll deduction section of the Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign form, you specify the amount you would like deducted from each paycheck, the start date and the area to receive your gift.
When is the Campaign?
The campaign is three (3) weeks and will run from April 5 – April 26, 2013.
I already made a gift this year; do I have to make another gift to be a participant?
Thank you for your gift! Any contribution made to Vanguard University’s Fund during the 2012/2013 fiscal year (June 1 – May 30) makes you a participant.
I have other questions that aren’t answered on this website; who can I contact?
Feel free to contact Jennifer Smith, Director of Annual Fund at email@example.com or (714) 966-5461