Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose of faculty and staff philanthropy?
Faculty and staff giving provides a catalyst for turning individual generosity into a collective energy through participation. Clayton State faculty and staff can celebrate unity and strength in working together to further the University’s success and demonstrate support for various programs and scholarships. All gifts from Clayton State faculty and staff are celebrated no matter how or when they are made during the fiscal year.
Why should you give?
Gifts from faculty and staff speak to each person’s own belief in the value of the work they do here. Support from faculty and staff is important because a strong Clayton State creates a positive impact on the community. Annual support is the key to our success!
How is the faculty and staff fund drive different from the state charitable fund?
Gifts from the fund drive are used for Clayton State’s individual programs, scholarships and initiatives. Participants choose where they want their gifts to be used according to their interest areas with the University. There are 300 funds that range from employee education, research, scholarships and program support.
Other fundraising efforts on campus focus on external charities. The state charitable fund support non-profits within the state of Georgia and are not related to the Clayton State fund drive and do not support Clayton State initiatives.
When will faculty and staff be asked to make a gift?
The active phase of fund drive is from September 9 through October 2. During that time, giving packets will be distributed through department coordinators and faculty and staff will be provided an opportunity to support our university. However, faculty and staff can make a gift at any time year-around.
May I designate my gift to a particular area of the University?
Yes! You may choose from more than 200 funds. These may fund within your own unit or funds related to scholarships, Spivey Hall faculty/staff development, athletics, the Women’s Forum, Angel Program, to name a few.
How will my gift be used?
It’s your choice! You can designate your gift to any college, department, program, scholarship, or other initiative that you believe in. To search for a fund, please visit http://giving.clayton.edu/findmyfund or contact the Office of Development at ext. 4470.
How much of my gift will actually go to the fund(s) I select?
Is my gift tax deductible?
How do I make my gift?
Online – visit https://giving.clayton.edu/facultystaffdrive to make your gift on our secured giving site.
Cash/Check – You can either, place your gift in the envelope and give it to your designated coordinator or return your envelope in person to the Office of Development, Clayton State East, Woodlands Hall, Room 205 by October 2.
Credit card – Include your credit card information on your gift form or make your gift online. Recurring gifts will be processed based on your specifications. (see the gift form).
Check – Make payable to the Clayton State Foundation
Payroll Deduction – Sign up today by choosing the payroll deduction option on the giving form. Deductions are ongoing gifts through per pay installments and continue through the calendar year beginning January 2016.
HOW DO I GET A GIFT FORM?
If you did not receive a gift form in your packet, please download and print a blank form.
HOW DO I SUBMIT MY GIFT FORM?
If you choose not to submit your gift online, please complete the gift form you received in your packet or download and print a blank form and mail it to the following address.
Clayton State Foundation
2000 Clayton State Blvd.
Morrow, GA 30260-0285
You may also send it through campus mail.
Can I designate my gift to more than one area?
Yes. Clearly note on the giving form or online gift form how much you want to give each area. Be sure to also note the total amount you want to give.
What do I need to know about payroll deduction?
Your gift will be automatically deducted from your pay each pay period beginning January 1, 2016, and will continue until you notify the Office of Development via
Email or mail.
What do I need to know about recurring gifts?
Your gift will be automatically charged to the credit card you use to make your 1st installment. We do not store credit card information. The charge will take place either on the 1st or 15th of every month beginning in October 2015. Charges will continue until you notify the Office of Development via Email or mail.
What I need to know about matching gifts?
Matching gifts can double or event triple your gift! Employees whose spouse or partner work for companies that have matching gift programs. You may obtain the matching gift form from your spouse’s human resources department or fill out a matching request form on the company’s website. Completed forms should be submitted to the office of Development.
Any additional questions please feel free to contact the Office of Development at ext. 4470.