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Ways to Give

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Our Mission & Vision

Southern Virginia University is a private, self-reliant, residential university aligned with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints* and its principles and values.

Our mission is to gather faithful Latter-day Saints and like-minded students, lift them in intellect, character, and spirituality, and launch them into successful lives and careers.

We seek to establish a replicable self-sustaining model of higher education that can serve Latter-day Saints throughout the world.

* Southern Virginia University is a non-profit institution that is not affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Sponsor Strategic Initiatives

Over the last decade, Southern Virginia University’s enrollment and revenues nearly doubled thanks to investments in people, programs, and strategic initiatives.

Whether it’s attracting and retaining world-class employees, creating and building programs that support students, or investing in force-multiplying software and technology, giving to the President’s Priority fund empowers university leadership to use your gift for the greatest need.

You can sponsor strategic initiatives.

President’s Priority Fund: Gifts of any amount

Annual Fundraising Goal: $6M

Sponsor Scholarships

We keep tuition as low as possible to make our premium education affordable for faithful Latter-day Saints and like-minded students. In fact, we currently charge less than half the price of comparable private colleges and universities.*

In addition to affordable tuition, we offer nearly $6 million in tuition discounts every year to help reduce burdensome student debt. We award these discounts to more than 95% of our students in the form of institutional scholarships for:

• Academics: Awarded for academic achievement.

• Need: Awarded based on economic need.

• Missionary Service: Awarded to Returned Missionaries.

• Seminary Attendance: Awarded to Seminary graduates.

• Talent: Awarded for talent in the performing and visual arts.

You can sponsor student scholarships.

Scholarship Fund: Gifts of any amount

Named Scholarship: $100,000 annually for 3 years

Talk to your gift officer about naming and endowment opportunities.

*usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/paying-for-college-infographic

Annual Fundraising Goal: $2M

Sponsor a Professorship

Learning from world-class professors in small, engaging classes is the hallmark of Southern Virginia University. Our professors prioritize students and their learning above all else.

Our amazing faculty devote their time and energy to lift students one by one within a faith-promoting, spiritually-safe learning environment. Their inspiring instruction coupled with meaningful mentorship shapes today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders—in the world and workforce as well as the home and the Church.

You can sponsor a professorship.

Faculty Fund: Gifts of any amount

Named Professorship: $100,000 annually for 3 years

Talk to your gift officer about naming and endowment opportunities.

Annual Fundraising Goal: $2M

Sponsor an Academic Program

We combine Liberal Arts with the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, resulting in a transformative, multidisciplinary education that draws from the best sources taught by the best professors.

We excel at preparing students for successful lives and careers. Recent graduates have launched into:

Top graduate schools including:

• Harvard

• Yale

• Stanford

• MIT

• Oxford

Top companies including:

• Deloitte

• Mayo Clinic

• Ford

• Microsoft

• Adobe

You can sponsor an academic program.

Academics Fund: Gifts of any amount

Named Academic Program: $100,000 – $500,000 annually

Named gifts cover annual program costs for at least 3 years.

Talk to your gift officer about naming and endowment opportunities.

Sponsor Technology

As an Apple Distinguished School—an honor awarded to only a handful of colleges in the country—we equip every student and professor with an iPad to enhance learning outcomes while leveling the technological playing field regardless of economic means.

Using the latest Apple technology and supporting software, we strive to meet the unique and evolving learning needs of the rising generation while reducing student costs, such as textbooks. This tech empowers students, facilitates innovation in the classroom, and disrupts traditional, lecture-based teaching methods in favor of collaborative learning.

95% of students said the iPad improves their classroom experience and increases collaboration with professors

You can sponsor technology.

Technology Fund: Gifts of any amount

Named LaunchPad Program: $100,000 annually for 3 years

Talk to your gift officer about naming and endowment opportunities.

Annual Fundraising Goal: $2M

Sponsor the Arts

The Arts provide an opportunity for students to hone their talents and perform in the spotlight—skills that will serve them throughout their lives and careers. Nearly one-third of our students participate in performing or visual arts, well above the national average. In many ways, the Arts are the heart and soul of our campus.

Because the Arts help recruit incremental students who may not have attended otherwise, sponsoring these programs also generates an annual return on investment for the university.

You can sponsor the Arts.

The Arts Fund: Gifts of any amount

Named Arts Program: $250,000 – $500,000 annually

Named gifts cover annual program costs for at least 3 years.

Talk to your gift officer about naming and endowment opportunities.

Annual Fundraising Goal: $1M

Annual Fundraising Goal: $1M

Sponsor a Team

With 27 athletics teams, we’re home to the only NCAA DIII athletics program for Latter-day Saints. In the classroom and on the field, student-athletes gain unparalleled life experiences. Competing alongside faith-supportive teammates and coaches, our student-athletes learn to perform in every facet of their lives. Because athletic teams help recruit incremental students who may not have attended otherwise, sponsoring these programs also generates an annual return on investment for the university.

You can sponsor a team.

Athletics Fund: Gifts of any amount

Named Athletics Program: $125,000 – $750,000 annually

Named gifts cover annual program costs for at least 3 years.

Talk to your gift officer about naming and endowment opportunities.

Make a Real Difference

Due to our size, resourcefulness, and one-of-a-kind mission, we believe your dollar will go further at Southern Virginia University than at any other institution.

Hank Rowan started “one of the greatest explosions in educational philanthropy,”* by giving a transformational $100 million to Glassboro State College—now Rowan University. When asked why he didn’t make this gift to his own alma mater, MIT, he said:

*Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History Podcast S1 E6, “My Little Hundred Million”
I’m sure they would do good things with my money; they’d build a building or do something positive but it wouldn’t make the difference that’s gonna make down here. I enjoy making a difference in this world.
Make an Impact Today 540-261-8444 development@svu.edu One University Hill Drive, Buena Vista, VA 24416 Get started by contacting the Office of Development
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