Student Philanthropy


The purpose of the Southern Student Philanthropy Council is to educate students on the value and impact of philanthropy at Southern . We will act as ambassadors for the university, working to establish a culture and legacy of giving among our future alumni, as well as engage and thank those who have made Southern a philanthropic priority.

Organizational Goals

  • Utilize and involve every member of the council in an effort to expand our impact.
  • Inclusively grow the giving culture of the university.
  • Support the Southern Foundation in their main fundraising priorities: scholarships, excellence funds, and capital projects.


  • Serve on at least one committee
  • Give to SU at a level meaningful to you

Each semester you will be required to attend the following:
70% of the General Council Meetings
50% of Student Philanthropy Council hosted events
1 SU Foundation hosted event


  • Communications
    • Develop graphic and video content to effectively communicate and educate students about philanthropy through social media
    • Design and submit content to quarterly SPC newsletter
  • Fundraising
    • Build new opportunities for all SU students to engage in philanthropy
    • Set and project giving and donor goals
    • Partner with Annual Giving on Giving Day
  • Public Relations
    • Serve as liaisons to various campus organizations to promote student philanthropy
    • Partner with campus organizations on philanthropic event
    • Assist the Southern Foundation with Donor Relations at donor events

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