Our faith based community partners have not only supported us by recruiting talented students and promoting the Southern University legacy, but also by providing gifts of time, talent, and treasure.
Our Faith Based Community Partners
Our faith based community partners have not only supported us by recruiting talented students and promoting the Southern University legacy, but also by providing gifts of time, talent, and treasure. The African American church is a community staple like Southern University and links opportunities for continuing education, career advancement, and an improved quality of life for its members.
The Southern University System Foundation Faith Based Initiative is an opportunity for your church to partner with Southern University in creating new opportunities that will make the dream of a college education a reality for more students than ever before. Truth is, being able to set aside college funds for our children and grandchildren is a luxury not available to all. However, the urgency of making sure that we continue cultivate generations of college educated people is most apparent. To be successful it will take partnerships such as this Faith-Based Initiative to create financial resources to supplement costs that exceed the capacity of parental support and financial aid.
We realize the African American church has had the most institutional success in fostering a sense of commitment and connection, to stimulate entire communities to give back to causes that empower its people. This is an opportunity to leverage resources for a greater impact.
What is my role? As an individual, you can make a gift to the Southern University System Annual Fund which supports all the campuses of the Southern University System. Through the Annual Fund, gifts can be designated to support the campus/school/college/department of your choice.
For greater impact, collective gifts from your congregation can support the establishment of an endowed scholarship fund. An endowed scholarship fund is a permanent scholarship fund that produces annual revenue from which financial stipends are made to students to supplement tuition, books, and/or room and board costs. An endowed scholarship fund can be named in honor of a church, pastor, deacon, or distinguished member of your congregation. A minimum of $25,000 (payable over five years) is needed to establish an endowed scholarship fund.