Each year Southern alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff have historically pulled together and expressed their loyalty to the university through their annual donations. Regardless of size, every gift is greatly appreciated. Whether you are making your first gift to Southern or a new graduate giving back, your contributions are just as important as a long-time contributor. Regardless of the size, every gift is an impressive statement about your commitment to your alma mater.
Investing in Southern through the Annual Fund allows you to have an immediate impact on the lives of students by allowing us to meet current needs, including providing vital funding for scholarships and other initiatives that benefit the university's strategic direction. Unlike endowed funds, annual gifts are used in the current operating year, providing discretionary funds to be allocated where there is greatest need. The flexibility provided by unrestricted gifts means these can be leveraged with other donors' gifts for greater impact.