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Giving to NSU
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Types of Giving

Contributions to NSU are accepted through the NSU Foundation, Inc., a non-profit fundraising corporation established to support quality education and to generate private financial support for the academic development of the University. The Foundation is governed by an elected volunteer Board of Directors, whose members serve as advocates for the University and its programs.

Private Giving

Some examples of how private giving has impacted NSU include a recent commitment of $100,000 from an alumnus in order to establish a scholarship to benefit engineering students. This new scholarship will positively impact the lives of many aspiring engineers who will one day contribute to communities around the world. NSU has also received a $500,000 commitment toward an endowed professorship in the School of Business that will help attract and retain the highest caliber faculty members to teach our future business leaders.

Major Giving Areas

The major giving areas for NSU are the Annual Fund, Major Gifts, and Planned Giving. Annual Fund gifts are extremely important because they provide continuous support to NSU. Alumni, faculty and staff, parents, and friends of NSU are asked to make their financial commitment each year through mailings or phone calls. For more information on the Annual Fund, please see Annual Giving. Contributions to NSU are accepted through the NSU Foundation, Inc., a non-profit fundraising corporation established to support quality education and to generate private financial support for the academic development of the University. The Foundation is governed by an elected volunteer Board of Directors, whose members serve as advocates for the University and its programs.

Gifts

All gifts to NSU are sincerely appreciated, but unrestricted giving (giving that is not designated to any specific area or program of the University) is especially important because it allows funds to be applied to the areas that have the greatest and most critical need. learn more

Unrestricted Gifts

Unrestricted gifts are often applied to student financial aid, faculty support, building renovations, new academic programs, and equipment purchases. These gifts allow NSU to manage unexpected expenses or take advantage of new opportunities. You may designate gifts in honor of or in memory of someone. A gift in memory or in honor of a relative or a friend is a generous and thoughtful way to recognize a person’s life and accomplishments. When a honorarium or a memorial gift is made, the Foundation will notify the honoree or next of kin, and the gift is administered as the contributor specifies. learn more

Major Gift

Major Gift often provide the funding foundation for new academic programs or buildings that truly enrich the student learning experience. For additional information, see Major Gifts. Planned Giving is another important component of charitable giving to NSU. There are many different aspects and benefits to planned giving (or deferred giving). You may designate your gift to a specific fund. Gifts can be designated to a specific area of the University. As a donor, you have the choice of directing your support to any of NSU’s schools, scholarships, academic programs, or student support programs. If you would like to establish a new scholarship fund, the Development department can assist you in developing a fund that will maximize the benefit of the scholarship. learn more

Matching Gifts

Matching gift are very beneficial to Norfolk State University. Many individuals may double or triple their gift if they work for one of over 1,500 companies offering a “Matching Gift” program. Some companies will match the gift of a spouse or retired employee. If you would like to find out whether your company matches your gifts, please visit the Matching Gift webpage and do a search on your company’s name. Your human resources department or personnel office is an excellent source for more information about your company's matching gift policies and procedures. learn more

Anonymous Gifts

Your gift can be anonymous if you choose. While NSU enjoys publicly recognizing the generosity of its donors, you may always opt to remain anonymous. If you are returning a pledge or gift card, please check the indicated box. If you are mailing a gift with no accompanying card, please indicate that the gift should be anonymous on your check or enclosed letter. Payment options for cash gifts include checks, cash, credit cards, and money orders. Please make all checks and money orders payable to Norfolk State University Foundation, Inc.

Auto-Debit Gifts

If you are interested in having your bank account debited (once or on a recurring basis) to make a gift through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), please call 757-823-8323 to request information on this option, or e-mail us at development@nsu.edu.

Payment Options

Payment options for cash gifts include checks, cash, credit cards, and money orders. Please make all checks and money orders payable to Norfolk State University Foundation, Inc. If you are interested in having your bank account debited (once or on a recurring basis) to make a gift through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), please call 757-823-8323 to request information on this option, or e-mail us at development@nsu.edu.

Mailing Address for Gifts

If you have any questions and would like to speak with a Development department representative, please call 757-823-8323.

Norfolk State University Foundation, Inc.
700 Park Avenue, Suite 410
Norfolk, Virginia 23504-8003