How We Serve

We go above and beyond

We serve an exceptional University. That means we must be exceptional. We must go beyond what a university foundation normally does so we can provide what Shippensburg University and its students truly need. Through our support of Ship – through your support of Ship – we empower students, improve facilities, fund research, and advance our regional economy.

We work through you, year after year

Since 1977, the Shippensburg University Foundation has been advancing the University’s mission of excellence. Our job is to inspire you – alumni, family,and friends — to support Ship,and to ensure that your gifts have maximum impact.Together, we support Ship’s most critical needs through the Annual Fund, year after year. Together, we support future needs through planned giving. Together, we make a difference for our University and its students.

We light the way

Our first capital campaign successfully raised $470,000 in 1983 to support Ship. Thirty years later, Charting the Course, Lighting the Way raised $69 million — $24 million beyond our original goal. Thanks to amazing support from alumni,family,and friends,this ambitious campaign supported people, programs, and places to transform our University.

We invest in the future

We have an entrepreneurial outlook, seeking proactive ways to raise funds in support of Ship. We own and operate off-campus student housing, the Bartos Child and Family Center, and the Courtyard by Marriott, and we are considering a continuing-care retirement community. These ventures provide much-needed community services while generating income that benefits the University.

This is how we make great even better.