$ 11.8

Million

of $14,000,000

84%

Raised

endowments

We believe a private, Christian education should be an option for everyone.

Endowed scholarships – and the hope that they bring – have made it financially possible for thousands of students to graduate from Southern. There remains a pressing demand; more than ever students need financial assistance to enroll and stay in school. Here’s what one business administration senior said in a letter of appreciation to an endowmment donor:

“God has blessed you with the ability to give, so that students like me can have this opportunity. Each donation creates a domino effect and one day soon I, too, will be able to help another student. Thank you for this scholarship!”

In addition to direct financial scholarships, endowment funds also help create jobs that make enrolling at Southern a more affordable reality for those with financial need. By endowing worthy student work scholarships, you can provide a gift that not only makes college feasible, but also teaches a valuable work ethic.

Earnings from endowment monies keep giving year after year so in perpetuity that funds never run dry and scholarships continue to be awarded. By opening the door to more and more students, you will be a part of transforming tomorrow. In addition to endowed scholarships, others have endowed academic chairs, lectures, and awards which bring about budget relief that can be redistributed toward non-endowed scholarships.

“As a student paying my own way through school, endowments were a huge blessing. If it wasn’t for these scholarships and funds, I wouldn’t have been able to attend here. It is amazing to know there are alumni who cared enough to help me even though they have no idea who I am.” – Kristen Wood, Nursing, '15

Other Causes

$11,828,011

Raised

Endowments

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

84%

$11,289,506

Raised

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.

113%

$13,000,000

Raised

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.

100%

$701,165

Raised

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.

14%

$418,840

Raised

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.

10%

news

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

[Academic Growth]

Film and Journalism Studio Planned

Facility will nurture community, highlight synergy between faith and art

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[Bietz Center]

Student Life Center Floor Plans

Architectural renderings for each floor of the 40,000-square-foot student center

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[Bietz Center]

Chapel Named in Honor of Jack Blanco

Passionate donors wanted to recognize retired religion professor and dean

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[Endowment]

Students and Donors Jointly Invest in Adventist Education

WISE program matches earnings that students apply toward tuition

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[Endowment]

Gift Encourages Student Missionary Participation

$400,000 corporate contribution will reduce financial roadblocks

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[Endowment]

New Endowment Funds Student, Faculty Research

Money given anonymously in honor of David Steen, ’68, former biology professor and department chair

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[Campus Life]

Residence Hall Rooms Getting a Makeover

72-hour fundraising push resulted in 264 donors contributing more than $42,000 toward renovations

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[Campus Life]

Employees and Students Work to Create Arboretum

Each tree label will include a QR code that users scan with a phone app, leading to detailed information

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[Academic Growth]

Contributions Help McKee Library Continue Upgrades

Information hub has seen an increase in the circulation of books and media items

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[Endowment]

Gift from Adventist Health System Funds Chairship

Interest from $3 million in contributions defrays, in perpetuity, the cost of faculty position

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[Annual Giving]

Giving Day 2017 Raises Record Amount

More than $145,000 given to student scholarships, other areas

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