Annual Fund

Why the Annual Fund Matters

Providing essential funds for scholarships, faculty- mentored undergraduate research, faculty research and scholarly activities, technology and scientific equipment, cultural and athletic initiatives, the Annual Fund enables the University to provide resources not covered by tuition.  And it does so immediately, ensuring that one more student achieves their dream of becoming a Ship graduate. The Annual Fund also allows University leadership to explore new initiatives and respond to areas of greatest need.

  • Your gifts make Ship accessible – tuition and fees alone do not cover the full cost of educating a student.  Your support makes it possible for many students to access a Ship education that otherwise would not be affordable.
  • Your gifts make Ship personal – each person has a unique reason for supporting Ship and wanting to ensure that each student has access to the best learning environment possible.  Every year, every gift of every size truly makes a difference.
  • Your gifts increase Ship’s reputation – annual giving is an important criterion used in national rankings of colleges and universities and by foundations and corporations when awarding grants.
  • Your gifts make a tremendous impact – the financial commitments of our donors make transformational opportunities a reality.  

It is more than giving back, it is fueling the future for all Ship students. Lend your support today and become part of the living legacy for Shippensburg University.