School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708-0125
In addition to supporting the day-to-day operations of the school, annual fund dollars enable Fuqua to immediately act on programs and opportunities, including scholarships, upgrades in technology, faculty research and building improvements. These pooled resources provide critical, flexible working capital, allowing the school to innovate at the speed of business.
Gifts to the Fuqua Annual Fund support key initiatives that are vital for Fuqua to remain a leading school of management education:
- Scholarships that attract the best and brightest students to our programs
- Faculty whose research and teaching are unparalleled
- Programs that connect academics with practice
The Fuqua Annual Fund goals and progress
The goal for fiscal year 2013 is $3 million in donations and 5,250 donors to the Fuqua Annual Fund. Every gift, regardless of size, makes a difference and helps inspire other donors. Annual fund dollars are critical to sustaining the school's momentum. Your generous participation, year in and year out, will immediately impact Fuqua's current programs, new initiatives and greatly influence our future as a top-tier business school.
Our progress to date, as of May 13, 2013:
We have an exciting addition to our goals for 2012-2013. Through the Team Fuqua Annual Fund Challenge, we have the opportunity to receive an additional $100,000 for the Fuqua Annual Fund if we reach 750 donors making personal gifts of $1,000 or more. Are you up to the challenge?
Annual fund giving levels
For annual gifts less than $25,000, donors are encouraged to support the Fuqua Annual Fund. For annual gifts greater than $25,000, donors can earmark their donations to the Fuqua Annual Fund or they can work with a member of the development staff to explore other funding opportunities, including building projects or endowments.
With a multi-year pledge to the Fuqua Annual Fund, a donor pledges his/her support over a specified number of years. For example, you may pledge $10,000 payable in installments of $2,000 per year for five years.
There are many benefits to making a multi-year commitment. For you, it saves on the number of solicitations you receive and allows you to support your alma mater in a consistent manner. For Fuqua, it saves on solicitation marketing and postage costs and allows the dean to anticipate planned cash flow for more than one year ahead.
Every five years, your class celebrates a reunion and you have a special opportunity to support your alma mater. A gift to the Fuqua Annual Fund in honor of your reunion is a great way to commemorate your time at Fuqua. Another way to support reunion giving is to serve on your class's reunion committee and encourage your classmates to support the school financially. To learn more about reunion giving and how to get involved, please contact Mike Byerley, Assistant Director, Reunion Giving, at +1.919.660.2916 or email@example.com.
Timing your gift
Fuqua operates on a fiscal year which begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. Many donors choose to make their gifts closer to the end of the calendar year in order to take advantage of IRS tax benefits. However, your gift to the school is welcome at any time.