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Faculty Staff Fund Drive Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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!

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 more than 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 supports non-profits within the state of Georgia and are not related to the Clayton State fund drive and do not support Clayton State initiatives.

The active phase of fund drive is from Wednesday, September 6 - Friday, September 29, 2023.

Yes!  Your gifts go directly to the area or areas you choose – to your own department or college, to scholarships, to the Student Retention Fund, or any of the other 300+ existing funds

Contact the Development office at ext. 4470 if you have questions regarding funds.

  • Go online to Faculty Staff Fund Drive site to securely give a one- time OR recurring gift with a credit card, debit card, or bank account information.
  • For Payroll Deduction, complete the gift form and return it through interoffice mail or email it to, make sure you have SIGNED your form!
  • Complete and return your gift form to Woodlands Hall, 2nd floor, with your check or cash gift. You may also mail your gift to: CSU Foundation, PO Box 387, Morrow, Ga  30260
  • Contact your area Ambassador or to arrange pick up from your on-campus office location.

Recurring gifts will be processed based on your specifications (see the gift form). Please make checks payable to the Clayton State University Foundation.  Payroll deductions are ongoing gifts processed each pay period and continue through the calendar year beginning in January.

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.

Your gift will be automatically deducted from your pay each pay period beginning January.

For Payroll Deduction, complete the gift form and return it through interoffice mail or email it to, please make sure you have SIGNED your form! 

The charge will take place on the 1st of every month, following the month your gift is received by the Office of Development. Charges will continue until you notify the Office of Development via email at

Matching gifts can double or event triple your gift for employees whose spouse or partner work for companies that have matching gift programs. You may obtain the matching gift form from your spouse’s or partner'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.