Thank You for a Successful Day of Giving!

The Education and Research Fund extends a heartfelt thank you to the 152 incredible donors who participated in the fifth annual Day of Giving. The $10,600 goal was exceeded by $3,201.46! Nearly one quarter of the money raised came from generous donors who set up new reoccurring gifts.

Each year, the team is amazed at the willingness of the ACUI community to give from your own pockets to support the Education and Research Fund. Your donations directly support professional and personal development for your fellow members, fund awards that recognize the accomplishments of campuses and individuals, and provide funding to support research being conducted on our field.

Mark your calendars for Friday, December 4, 2020, for the next Day of Giving!

Impact of Gifts


Financial support from scholarships to attend ACUI programs helps another generation of leaders further their learning and commitment to the profession. In 2017, the Education and Research Fund awarded $12,000 to deserving individuals.

Individuals often use these funds to attend events such as IPDS: New Professionals Orientation, I-LEAD®, and the Women's Leadership Institute.

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Little research exists about college unions, and we want to change that. The Education and Research Fund has helped finance research on student learning through the built environment, involvement, and campus employment.

This is done through offerings such as the Research and Education Grant and the Daniel M. Maxwell Dissertation of the Year Award.

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Giving Opportunities

Make a Gift

Reoccurring or one-time gifts can be made in any amount via check or credit card to help advance campus community any time of year. Every dollar counts! And don't forget to mark your calendars for the 2019 Day of Giving on December 4.

Knot Club

I-LEAD® alumni are encouraged to donate in honor of the year attendedt o the Knot Club to endow the Meg Sutton I-LEAD® Scholarship (e.g., $20.18 for 2018). Donors will receive a knot pin to recognize their donation. Be sure to select the Knot Club on the donation form.

Conference Events

Engage supporters through the FUNd Run/Walk/Roll, bid on auction items during the Annual Conference, or participate in a signature event at the Annual Conference.

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Matching Gifts

Employer matching programs can double or triple your gift. If your or your spouse/partner’s company has a matching program, email ERF Coordinator Jake Dawes to learn how to best navigate options.

Named Giving

Continue the legacy of a deserving individual by making a gift in their honor or giving to a named award endowment. For information about naming opportunities, please contact ACUI CEO John Taylor.

Estate Giving

Plan your philanthropic legacy through a bequest or list the Education and Research Fund as a retirement or insurance beneficiary. Learn more by contacting ACUI Director of Finance and Administration Dave Teske.