About the Faculty/Staff Fund Drive
The campus family is one of University Advancement’s most important constituencies. It provides significant endorsing power and is an important source of support for the university. As faculty and staff interact with the community by providing education, research and services, they play a major role in linking the university to the surrounding communities and beyond.
The Annual Faculty Staff Fund Drive occurs during a 4-week period, starting in September. It is during this 4-week time period faculty and staff are able to make contributions to support Clayton State’s individual programs, scholarships, and special projects. There are over 200 funds that range from faculty/staff development, athletics, scholarships and grants, the Women’s Forum, and study abroad programs, just to name a few.
Although the active phase takes place during a 4-week period, faculty and staff can make a gift anytime throughout the year.
The Faculty and Staff Fund Drive is guided by department/division volunteer coordinators and the Annual Fund. The professional staff consists of an advancement professional who serves alongside the Vice President of Advancement, supported by all the resources of University Advancement.
The Annual Drive
While gifts are accepted all year round, the annual active solicitation occurs at the start of September 8 through the start of October. The annual letter and pledge forms are distributed to designated coordinators to be distributed to faculty and staff.