The Education and Research Fund’s sixth annual Day of Giving will be Friday, December 4.
Keep the momentum going to raise funds for the Financial Assistance Fund. Since the fund was created a few months ago, we have raised over $23,000, which has already allowed many institutions to renew their ACUI membership and numerous individuals to participate in virtual learning programs.
Every contribution makes a difference.
Help Sustain Campus Community
ACUI announced any gifts made through 2021 will go to the new Financial Assistance Fund,
supporting students and professionals affected by the pandemic and helping to sustain campus community for the next 100 years.
Given the financial pressures higher education is facing, we are committed to ensuring campus community builders can continue
to receive professional development and network with leaders to advance student success.
Tari Hunter, California State Polytechnic University–Pomona
“I understand personally how important giving is to our membership’s ability to participate in professional development opportunities like conference, I-LEAD®, IPDS, and so much more. Giving has given me access to attend professional development
programs, to meet colleagues from all over, and to learn how to build community. I continue to give to ACUI annually so the association can support the growth of students and staff which ultimately makes a positive impact on our field.”
Heather Wagoner, Virginia Tech
“I decided to make my first gift to ACUI for a number of reasons. First, I believe in the mission of the organization and feel that having a community of student union and activities professionals benefits our students. Secondly, I had a number of colleagues that I care deeply about choose to invest their talents in ACUI as volunteers, and I wanted to support their efforts. Finally, I gave to be a part of something larger than me or Virginia Tech. I gave to the future of our profession and the critical experiences and environments our work fosters. ”
Neela Patel, Rutgers University
"ACUI has been my professional association since I started my career almost 20 years ago, but I fell in love with it when I attended a regional conference as a student building manager. I started to give through the regional silent auction,
and each year I continue to give a little more based on my financial circumstances. It is important for people to understand their capacity to give and not to feel like they need to give as much as someone else—give what you can because every
dollar makes a difference for a person.”
Impact of Gifts
Given the financial pressures higher education is facing as a result of the pandemic, ACUI is committed to ensuring donations in 2020 enable campus community builders to receive professional development and access needed resources.
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!
I-LEAD® alumni are encouraged to donate in honor of the year attended to support the Meg Sutton I-LEAD® Scholarship, allowing future generations of student leaders to experience this life-changing program.
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.
Employer matching programs can double or triple your gift. If your or your spouse/partner’s company has a matching program, email Fundraising Manager Justin Rudisille to learn how to best navigate options.
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.
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.
Your Work is Important
Ensure your campus community knows about the Role of the College Union
and the significance of what you and your staff do every day.