Dear Friend of Norfolk State University:
I woke up this morning feeling thankful that I am an NSU student on the path toward graduation.
Just a few years ago, I did not believe this was even possible.
I am so grateful to those who saw the best in me and aided me in my quest toward the infinite opportunities that only an NSU education can provide. And, as someone whose dreams are about to come true, I decided to take a few moments to simply say thank you for all that you have done and will do for my university and for me.
Your gift of support, commitment to alma mater, and donation of time and effort have created untold opportunities for future generations to receive the quality of education and service I have received while at NSU.
So, on behalf of the almost 7,000 student body, I say thank you for caring about us.
Through your support, NSU will continue to be the foremost public institution of higher learning–and the place where students matter most!
When I was a little girl growing up in Suffolk, Va., I loved math. For more than 40 years,
I have been dedicated to scientific research and education. One of my greatest joys is volunteering with the Girl Scouts of Colonial Coast. Through the Girl Scouts, I have been able to share my passion and introduce girls of all ages to science, technology, engineering, and math.It’s exciting to see these young ladies blossom into academic scholars at Norfolk State University. I’m pushing boundaries, fast-forwarding futures, and inspiring youth to lead and to transform our communities, one city, one state, one region
at a time.
Give a $1,000,000 transformative gift today.
I have always dreamed of success, I just did not know if my dream was achievable. Today, as I look back on my NSU experience, it continues to make me happy knowing that professors believed in my dreams and believed in me. My professors showed me a whole new world of possibilities. They pushed me. They challenged me. They developed me holistically. With every accomplishment came a higher goal. I brought those lessons into the workplace. Now I’m far more successful than I ever dreamed.
NSU Spartans dream big! Help current students dream, give a $5,000
or more gift of support today.
When I came to NSU, I wasn’t sure if I would fit in. But they not only let
me be who I am, they made me better. Seriously, my professors and advisors helped me strengthen my skills. Even though I knew I had a lot of potential, they helped me see even greater possibilities. Their faith in me, well, it gave me the confidence to take chances and go after opportunities I hadn’t thought about before. NSU…that is what’s up, they get me and I’m grateful for that.
Scholarship funding is tight, have your organization or club give a $1,000 gift of support
to the Student Society today.
Shandré Earl, President
Student Government Association
Dear Friends and Alumni of Norfolk State University:
I love NSU. When I walk across campus to class or represent Norfolk State at academic events, I am proud
that this is where I will earn my degree because I know that I am receiving an excellent education. I have had
many great opportunities because of Norfolk State University, and I have competed with the best students
from across the nation. I know what NSU has done for me and many other students.
In this season of giving, peace and hope, I ask that you open your hearts to helping an NSU student who
needs financial support in order to finish their degree. As president of NSU’s Student Government Association,
I can tell you that your generosity will be appreciated. More than 90 percent of my fellow students need
some form of financial aid support.
Please join me in supporting the I AM NSU Annual Fund. Your gift is more than dollars and cents; it is a
gift of opportunity for my classmates. Whether you are making your first gift or renewing your support,
your generosity will ensure that students reach their goal of attaining a college degree from NSU.
Giving to Norfolk State sustains and enhances the University’s distinctive academic programs. As important as these funds are, the biggest reward is the personal
satisfaction from making an investment in human potential. Many of the university’s
finest accomplishments have been made possible by men and women who have chosen
to benefit future generations of Norfolk State graduates.
Areas of greatest need
Norfolk State University welcomes gifts of any size. We especially appreciate gifts
toward the University’s areas of greatest current need. Giving to the areas of greatest
need gives NSU the flexibility to direct your gifts to where they are needed most and can have the most impact immediately. They also enable the university to respond swiftly
and flexibly to changing circumstances. Your gift could be used to help students with economic hardships, develop new programs and curriculum, retain faculty and seize exciting opportunities.
In today’s economic climate, the cost of attending college is an escalating expense.
A scholarship, large or small, makes a tremendous difference for NSU students. Gifts designated for general scholarships allow the university to recruit and retain students who otherwise would not have access to an NSU education. This type of assistance is also critical to enable academically qualified students, especially those from low to moderate income families, to go to college and stay enrolled through graduation.
Although we encourage and need unrestricted gifts the most, we understand
that there are countless ways that you can financially support the university and its
students. If you have an affinity to an academic school or college, organization, program, or special initiative at Norfolk State University, please be sure to notate your specific gift designation. All gifts count toward helping NSU students imagine a dynamic and
There are a variety of methods for making a gift to Norfolk State University.
Choose the giving option that is best for you.
Give Online Today
Making a gift online is the fastest and easiest way to provide support to NSU.
To make a gift online, please use our secure online gift form.
Give by Mail
To send a check or money order by mail, please complete our online gift form, designating your gift amounts and areas. Mail your completed printout of the form with your gift to the:
Norfolk State University Foundation
700 Park Ave, Suite 410
Norfolk, Virginia 23504
Please make your gift payable to the Norfolk State University Foundation
Give by Credit Card
A credit card gift to Norfolk State is convenient and entitles you to the same income-tax deduction as a gift of cash. To make your gift, use our secure online gift form or call the Office of University Advancement at (757) 823-8323.
Give by Phone
Call the Office of University Advancement at (757) 823-8323 and have your credit card
or debit card information ready for processing
Give by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT)
Through electronic transfer, Norfolk State University offers you the opportunity to
make your gift without writing a check. With your authorization, your checking account
will be automatically debited in the amount you designate at the same time each month. At any time you desire, you may change or cancel your authorization - you retain control throughout the entire process. For additional information, please contact the Office of University Advancement at (757) 823-8323.
Give by Payroll Deduction (NSU Employees Only)
In addition to making one-time gifts via credit card or check, Norfolk State University employees may give to the university by setting up a payroll deduction. To do so,
please contact the Office of University Advancement at (757) 823-8323.
Make a Pledge
You may make a long-term pledge to establish a major gift, such as an endowed scholarship, a memorial fund to honor a loved one or a fund for an important university priority. This option allows you to make a more significant gift that will have a
Make a Matching Gift
There are thousands of companies nationwide that will match an employee’s charitable contribution - often doubling or even tripling the amount of the original gift. In some cases, companies even match gifts made by retired employees. To find out if your company
has a matching gift policy, please contact the Office of University Advancement
at (757) 823-8323.
Make an In-Kind Gift
A gift of personal property includes equipment, inventory, books, works of art, or other tangible property. Gifts of personal property are accepted by NSU. Gifts in kind can be used to benefit the university, an academic department, or program as designated by the donor. If you are interested in pursuing this type of gift, please call Kelvin Arthur, executive manager of the NSU Foundation, at (757) 823-2928.
Giving appreciated stock can be beneficial to NSU and you. You may be eligible to take
a charitable deduction for the market value of the securities, and could potentially benefit by avoiding capital gains tax and reducing your tax estate. You can request additional information about donating securities from Kelvin Arthur, executive manager of the
NSU Foundation, at (757) 823-2928.
Make a Planned Gift
Planned gifts can be a significant benefit to you, your family, and NSU. Bequests, charitable gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts offer donors a variety of ways
to support the University. For more information, contact Kelvin Arthur, executive manager of the NSU Foundation, at (757) 823-2928.
Your gift to Norfolk State University directly touches the lives of our students.
Your gift supports students as they pursue their dreams of attaining a college degree,
yet because of financial reasons may not have enough money to finish. A contribution from you may also help provide scholarships and educational programs and opportunities for students.
Whether you are an NSU alumnus, fan of The Spartan Legion or any of our
educational or athletic programs, you can specify the area you would like your gift to support. Norfolk State University graduates have made a positive impact in Hampton Roads and across the world. Now, you have the ability to help our students to continue
to reach great heights.
Pledge to make a dream come true. Pledge to give back. Pledge to make a difference.
Why should your group contribute to the I AM NSU campaign? Because it’s Spartans helping Spartans. With more than 100 clubs, societies and Greek organizations on campus, students can take the lead in making sure that their fellow students have the money they need to stay at NSU. Contributions by student organizations help provide financial support and scholarships for students. Lead by example. Give to NSU.
Help future members of your organizations learn what it means to give back through
Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504
Dr. Frances Williams
2013 Recipient of the SCHEV
Outstanding Faculty Award
For the more than 30,000 alumni and the thousands of students who walk through NSU’s hallowed halls, Norfolk State University is more than just a place for academic knowledge. It is and has been a place that has left a lasting imprint.
Collectively and unprompted, our alumni and our students tell the same story—the story of how Norfolk State University changed their lives for the better.
A story of
• A faculty, who not only impart knowledge, but also life lessons
• A staff who cares and gives them direction
• A campus that is warm and welcoming
• An academic program that prepares them for success in their fields of study or as they pursue degrees at the graduate and professional school levels at some of the nation’s top universities.
An NSU that is nothing short of inspirational.
See for yourself:
For two consecutive years, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has
chosen one of our faculty to receive its Outstanding Faculty Award—Dr. Frances Williams, associate professor of engineering, in 2013 and Dr. Rasha Morsi, associate professor of engineering, in 2012.
Dr. William Agyei, professor of sociology, was selected for the Fulbright Scholarship Award during the 2012-2013 academic year.
Norfolk State University’s Distance Education program has received the Quality
Standards Certification from the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). The certification makes NSU the only HBCU in the nation to be awarded this Certification and the first public University in the Commonwealth!
Washington Monthly magazine rated Norfolk State University among the top
G.I. Jobs magazine designated NSU as a military friendly school for the second consecutive year.
Norfolk State University developed the only $6.5 million cleanroom facility in the
Hampton Roads region where devices with features smaller than the dimensions of
a human hair are created.
Military Times named Norfolk State University a Best for Vets College for 2013
Jonathan Mason, ’95, directs sales for 77 WABC and WABC Syndication in
New York. His primary responsibilities include radio sales for “Imus in the Morning Show,” The Geraldo Rivera Show” and “The Sean Hannity Show.” His efforts since joining WABC have made it a top 10-revenue earner in New York City, placing it as one of the top billing stations in America. Mason is the recently elected 34th International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and is the founder and chairman of the fraternity’s nationwide
For more than 30 years, Alveta Ewell, ’79,served as news anchor and reporter for
WAVY-TV 10 in Norfolk, Va. In her role as one of the leading newscasters in Hampton Roads, Ewell informed and inspired tensof thousands of viewers. She has been a committed champion for numerous charities and her public service has had an impact
on many lives in Hampton Roads and beyond. Ewell championed major WAVY-10 Partners On Your Side initiatives, such as The Jefferson Awards, The 10 Who Care Awards
and WAVY’s Coats for Kids. She also co-hosted the Labor Day MDA telethon for 23 consecutive years. She is an active member in the Chesapeake/Virginia Beach chapter
of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
Shawn Cherry, ’13, DNIMAS Scholar graduated in May 2013 with a bachelor of
science in optical engineering and a minor in mathematics with summa cum laude credentials and completion of the DNIMAS program. I was awarded the 2013 National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science Fellowship
to obtain a master’s degree.
Student-athletes Charlotte Armstead and Marian Brooks received postgraduate scholarships from the NCAA to further their education in the 2013-14 academic year.
Our team of computer science students won first place at the 5th ARTSI