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Q: Why is it important for faculty and professional staff to make an annual commitment?

Q: How do I make a gift?

Q: How long will the campaign run?

Q: Can I designate my gift to a specific area of the University?

Q: Will any portion of my gift go toward administrative costs?

Q: Is there recognition of my participation?

Q: Does the size of my gift matter?

Q: Why is it important for faculty and professional staff to make an annual commitment?

A: Drexel is one of the nation’s top research universities, and we also have one of the highest rates of employee giving for any American university our size or larger. That exceptional commitment and outstanding rate of participation makes a big impression on foundations and other funders, and strengthens our case for support. Giving to Drexel supports our many programs that benefit our students, our faculty, our neighbors, our city and our world.


Q: How do I make a gift?

A: There are a number of convenient options for making a gift.

  • Automatic payroll deduction. Choose the amount and frequency by completing the form in your packet or online at www.drexel.edu/WHYIGIVE/payGiftForm.html.
  • Phone.
    Drexel: 215-895-2612     
    College of Medicine: 215-255-7347
    The Academy of Natural Sciences: 215-299-1122

Q: How long will the campaign run?

A: The campaign runs from April 15, 2013 to June 30, 2013. However, gifts made by faculty or professional staff to Drexel University anytime during the current fiscal year (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013) will count toward the campaign.


Q: Can I designate my gift to a specific area of the University?

A: Yes. Unrestricted annual dollars are the most flexible, as the funds can be allocated by Drexel to where they will do the most good. Gifts may also be designated to an area of your interest, such as

  • Scholarships
  • School/College (e.g., College of Medicine, College of Engineering, School of Public Health)
  • Department/Unit (e.g., Libraries, Athletics, Academy of Natural Sciences)

Q: Will any portion of my gift go toward administrative costs?

A: No. One hundred percent of your gift goes directly to support the students and programs you designate.


Q: Is there recognition of my participation?

A: Yes. Faculty and professional staff who give to the campaign will receive the annual collectible Why I Give pin. Donors are also eligible to win one of two iPads in the grand prize drawing.  They can opt-out of either incentive.  This summer, we will be hosting an ice cream, frozen yogurt and fresh fruit social in the Main Building as a thank you to our Why I Give participants.

 

Q: Does the size of my gift matter?

A: No gift is too small. Participation is most important. One option for giving, the automatic payroll deduction, is a great way to spread out the payment of your pledge. A small amount deducted from each paycheck can make a big impact. Complete the form in your campaign packet or online at www.drexel.edu/WHYIGIVE for a convenient and easy way to support the Why I Give campaign.

 

 

Make Your Gift Your Way:

1. Payroll deduction:  Please download the appropriate form here: 

    DREXEL        COLLEGE OF MEDICINE         THE ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES
2. Online:  Visit our secure online giving site HERE.
3. Gifts by Phone or Mail: 

Drexel University
Office of Institutional Advancement
3141 Chestnut Street, Ste 310
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.895.2612
drexelfund@drexel.edu              
Drexel University College of Medicine
Office of Institutional Advancement
1601 Cherry Street, Ste 1050
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215.255.7347
ljc56@drexel.edu
The Academy of Natural Sciences
Office of Institutional Advancement
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215.299.1122
friends@ansp.org

Discover the Benefits of Giving Wisely!  For information on including Drexel in your will or other ways you can support Drexel for many years to come with significant tax benefits, contact the Drexel Office of Gift Planning at 215.895.1882.