Why Your Gift Matters

Your gift identifies you as an active member of the Marshall Community

Giving shows you are a part of the Marshall Community and makes you a benefit-receiving, active member of the Marshall University Alumni Association. Giving includes you in a special group of people who loved their experience here and continue to be a part of the success of Marshall University. As an alumnus, parent or friend, you choose to stay connected and make the university a priority.

Your gift helps continue the margin of excellence

Your gift to Marshall ensures that students receive special opportunities and keeps a high quality education affordable. Generous donors make possible many accredited program and scholarships, as well as help meet the day-to-day needs of our growing university. Annual giving allows each of our colleges and schools to develop, maintain and build new and enriched academic programs. Gifts to capital projects and endowments provide the framework for the future of Marshall University. No matter where you direct your gift, your support makes Marshall stronger, today and tomorrow.

Your gift lets you “pay it forward”

As an alumnus, think about your time at Marshall-the lectures, group projects, pep rallies, and lifelong friends you met on campus. A gift to Marshall ensures that current students will continue to have the experiences you did. By giving back, you demonstrate that Marshall means something to you and that you want to continue the educational mission of Marshall University. As a parent or friend, you value the payoff of investing in education. A Marshall education prepares students for their generations’ challenges.

Your gift says YES to Marshall

When you give to Marshall, you are voting with your dollar. You are saying “yes” to Marshall. You are saying “yes” to the academic experience. You are saying “yes” to your Marshall pride. It is a simple as that-you support meaningful, worthwhile education, and we thank you.