$ 10.8


of $10,000,000



annual giving

We believe annual gifts to the Southern keep tuition lower than the university’s actual per-student expenses.

Tuition covers approximately 80 percent of education-related costs. This kind of financial grace, 20 percent, means students are able to attend each year who would otherwise miss out on a Christian education and the Southern experience.

Southern’s mission statement includes a call to pursue “truth, wholeness, and a life of service.” Annual gifts does just that by supporting critical programs that put those principles into practice. Southern fund is the bedrock of the university’s operations and general budget. Increased contributions to this fund along with affinity giving raise money for academic schools and departments, as well as support areas such as our award-winning Christian Service program. Your contributions help those who are training to serve others!

By making it easier for students to seek “truth, wholeness, and a life of service,” your gift to Southern will help transform tomorrow.

“Because the Annual Fund helps offset tuition, I was able to spend more time focusing on friendships than finances. I am extremely grateful to the donors who give each year so that I could afford to get a college degree in a Christian environment.” – Luke Evans, '13

Other Causes




We believe a private, Christian education should be an option for everyone. Endowments create perpetual funding for faculty research, programs, and scholarships.




Annual Giving

We believe annual giving to Southern is important. These gifts keep tuition lower than the university's actual per-student expenses, strengthen the Southern Experience, and provide scholarships needed for worthy students. Below is the progress for this year.




Student Life Center

We have all of the $13 million available to build the Bietz Center for Student Life! We will continue to offer naming opportunities for those areas not already designated.




Academic Growth

We believe in discovery. Increasing academic spaces will consolidate disconnected classrooms, work spaces, and faculty offices to create more areas for brainstorming, learning, and creating.




Campus Life

We believe by living together and studying together, students are immersed in opportunities that encourage transformation on a campus that displays the beauty of nature.



We value our donors and Southern community, keeping you updated on the campaign is important as we share our visions.

Southern grows $1 M donors

Franklin Fa., Chris McKee, AHS (Terry Shaw) Endowment, Anny


Bauxite trail

Land donation to expand green spaces.


AHS Endowment

$2 M gift to endow chair in 5BM