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Faculty and Staff Fund Drive

Faculty and Staff Fund Drive

Greetings Clayton State Family,

Here we are truckin’ through fall semester! As fabulous Clayton State faculty and staff, we invest our time and talent in the university and students every day. We are determined to see Clayton State grow—in enrollment, in opportunities and experiences for students and for ourselves, in all the ways important to our future. When you extend your contributions to include philanthropy, you express your belief in the university and actively support our long-standing culture of excellence.

The Faculty Staff Fund Drive is the opportunity for each of us to support our students and our colleagues as we all work together to make Clayton State the best it can be. 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 existing funds.

Besides good vibes, contributions from current and retired faculty and staff provide funding for programs, departments and scholarships at Clayton State. Also vital is the strong message sent to those OUTSIDE of the university community, announcing to alumni, friends, corporations, foundations, and community partners that we support Clayton State, it’s strong regional impact, and feel it is worthy of their support too.

So, how do I give? This year it’s easier than ever to give from your computer! You may think that you cannot afford a gift large enough to make a difference, but remember the amount you give is combined with other gifts for the greatest impact. There is no limit in the number of funds to which you can contribute—just tell us how you want your gift applied.

  1. Go online to to securely give a one-time OR recurring gift with a credit card, debit card or bank account information. Choose this method to “set it and forget it!” Each year your gift for our Fund Drive will automatically be deducted via your method of choice. No need to do anything more!

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. Contact your area ambassador or to arrange pick up from your on-campus office location.

What else do I need to know?

The 2023 Faculty and Staff Fund Drive begins September 6 and concludes September 29. Any amount contributed is impactful and greatly appreciated. We look forward to celebrating each department as you reach 100% participation.

Thank you for your continued support of Clayton State University!

Staff Chair Spenser Emerson“Since joining Clayton State, I have annually contributed to the Faculty Staff Fund Drive. It just feels right to give back to a university that has given so much to me. Please contribute, no matter how big or small.”

Spenser Emerson
Associate Director, Department of Recreation & Wellness

Faculty Chair Kendolyn Smith“I give because there is always impact in giving. I remember being 10 years old on the Clayton State College campus taking piano lessons. Now as a faculty member, I believe in my students' ability to succeed, and I hope to be able to support them through the University support initiatives, as well as my Department of Healthcare Management. It's important to think back upon the ladder you have climbed so that you can reflect upon the steps that someone else may be climbing.”

Kendolyn Smith
Health Sciences Major Coordinator and Associate Professor, Healthcare Management