Questions & Answers

Q. What is a capital campaign?

A. A capital campaign is a special fund-raising initiative established with specific goals and objectives, and with specific investment opportunities. 

A capital campaign is a productive approach to fund-raising because it communicates urgency, creates excitement and effectively utilizes a network of supportive volunteers. 

Q. Why are we conducting a capital campaign at this time?

A. Institutions like VSU that once relied solely on tuition and state and federal assistance can no longer depend on these same sources of funding.

With Invest. Inspire. Ignite., VSU faculty, staff, alumni and friends are poised to ensure both the viability and sustainability of VSU for generations to come. 

Q. What is the financial goal for this campaign?

A. A recently conducted feasibility study of our constituents provided detailed feedback and recommendations in regard to how to proceed with our fund-raising plans. The working goal of Invest. Inspire. Ignite. is $53,250,000. This working goal will be the amount necessary to bring the investment opportunities deemed most important into reality.

Q. Who is asked to contribute?

A. All constituencies of VSU are asked to consider making a gift to the campaign. The goal for VSU’s faculty and staff is 100% participation; your gift at any level is appreciated!

Q. Why is my commitment important?

A. It sends a strong message of support when those closest to the university believe strongly enough in the vision to personally support it with their own funds. 

Q. What is the active period of the appeal to faculty and staff members for our participation?

A. Pledge commitments can be fulfilled over a five-year period and can either be in the form of a pledge commitment or payroll deduction gift to the campaign.

Q. How do I make my gift?

A. Simply return your completed pledge card to the Office of University Advancement using the envelope provided. Campaign contributions can be made through personal check, payroll deduction, or other planned gifts options like gifts of stock, personal property or appreciated property.

If there are specific funding areas – outside of the campaign opportunities – about which you are passionate, you can designate your gift to that project or department. Simply check the “other” box on the pledge card.

You may also make a one-time gift via credit card here.