University Advancement



When did Southern Utah University launch its university-wide fundraising campaign?
"The Future is Rising…The Campaign for Southern Utah University" was launched publically at a campus celebration in Cedar City on September 16, 2011.

What is the campaign goal?
The Board of Trustees approved a $100 Million campaign goal, making it the most ambitious campaign in the history of SUU.

What must be done to make SUU the best public/private liberal arts and sciences university?

What must be done for SUU to be a model for all of higher education in its approach to the public/private mission?

What are the campaign priorities?
The Campaign for Southern Utah University will help the university meet its goals by raising funds to support students, with a focus on scholarship support and financial aid; to recruit the next generation of faculty; and to renew and build facilities for 21st century teaching, learning, and research.
Key areas of focus are:

What are the specific funding needs for students?
We seek to raise $30 million for students, with focus on the following:

What are the specific funding needs for faculty?
We seek to raise $14 million for faculty and program support with focus on the following:

What are the specific needs for facilities?
We seek to raise $43 million for facilities with focus on the following:

Why is increased Annual Fund giving important to the campaign’s success?
Like tuition and endowment income, the Annual Fund supports all the essential components of the university’s mission. By meeting the campaign goal of doubling Annual Fund giving, we will give the deans, directors, and provost an unprecedented resource to meet the needs of colleges and units on a day-to-day basis and to respond to new opportunities. For example, Annual Fund gifts may bring a noted speaker to campus, purchase library books, repair or upgrade laboratory equipment. In addition, they have long-term value because they can provide start-up support for new endowed professorships; additional funds for financial aid; or seed funds to launch new initiatives.

When will the campaign come to the regions?
Campaign celebrations in select cities will begin in winter 2012 and continue throughout the campaign. Major regional events will occur in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, with smaller events designed to complement the SUU presence in other areas such as New York City, Washington D.C., Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

How can donors support the campaign?
By making gifts in support of the campaign priorities—endowed scholarships and professorships; facilities; the SUU Experience; Community Engagement initiatives; and continuing their support of the Annual Fund.

Can gifts made to the campaign be directed to a specific college, unit, or program?

How can I make a gift?
The easiest way to make a cash gift is through a secure online transaction at You may also send a check payable to Southern Utah University to:

SUU Advancement
351 W. University Blvd.
Cedar City, UT  84720

Campaign commitments may be completed over a period of up to five years. Gifts of cash and securities, stock shares, mutual fund shares, and bonds can be applied to the campaign. SUU’s gift planning office can work with you to discuss how the university can be included in financial and estate plans to support the campaign, provide substantial tax benefits, and maximize charitable giving. Gifts to the campaign are tax deductible to the full extent of the Internal Revenue Code.

Can my individual gift really make a difference when the campaign has such a large goal?
Absolutely. Campaigns succeed because of the collective support of many donors, and individual gifts, no matter the size, help us get closer to our goal.

What will be the impact of a successful SUU campaign?
The success of this campaign will depend on our ability to significantly increase support for five crucial areas: enriching student life, campus enhancement and expansion, academic excellence, facilities enhancement, community engagement and emerging needs. This success will keep SUU strong in academic domains where it is already outstanding; make it possible for us to recruit the next generation of faculty; educate undergraduate and graduate students who are increasingly involved in research and field-based learning; and help us fulfill our mission to be the state’s only public liberal arts and sciences institution.

Who at SUU can I contact for help and information?
You can direct general questions about the campaign to Numerous staff are happy to answer your questions as the campaign moves forward. Please feel free to contact:

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Last Update: Tuesday, October 23, 2012