Most people do not realize that tuition and fees account for only a portion of Southern's annual budget. The state of Connecticut provides less than 35% of the funds that Southern needs to operate. Gifts to the Southern Fund create an essential bridge between tuition revenues and the actual cost of a Southern education, ensuring that students have access to a first-rate education.
Gifts to The Southern Fund are resources that can easily be directed to where they are needed most. Dollars raised from The Southern Fund are flexible and immediately available, enabling the University leadership to respond to ever-changing needs and circumstances for the greatest benefit to the entire campus community.