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Ways To Give

  • Online: Make a safe and secure contribution with your debit or credit card on our webpage with the option to designate your gift to an inititative of your choice. Click the button to the top left that says "Donate Now" to make your gift anytime. You could also make your commitment to support the university online via the Online Pledge Form. 

  • In-Person: Drop off your contribution (cash, check, or pledge) in our office, Monday thru Friday 8am to 5pm.

  • Text: Text the codeword FSU to the number 41444 for a safe and secure automated text message from MobileCause, a quick and easy way to give on the go with your credit card. 

  • Phone: Call our Department of Advancement Services at (910) 672-2422 for assistance with a contribution over the phone. 

  • Matching Gift: Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees, even upon retirement. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please visit the Corporations and Foundations page. 

  • Payroll Deduction: Faculty and staff who wish to support FSU with a gift directly from their paycheck can complete the Payroll Deduction Form online or using a Payroll Deduction Card available in our Division. 

  • Mail: Send a check, money order, or pedge form to the Department of Advancement Services via mail at the following address: 

Attn: Advancement Services 

Institutional Advancement

Fayetteville State University

1200 Murchison Road 

Fayetteville, NC 28301

Types of Gifts

  • Annual Fund: The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of philanthropic support at Fayetteville State University. A gift to the Annual Fund supports our students, faculty, and programs in the most direct way to make a positive impact on the educational experience and immediate needs. For more information on making a contribution to the Annual Fund, please contact May Rodriguez, Assistant Director of Development via email at or by phone (910) 672-1681. 

Unrestricted Gift: Unrestricted gifts made to the University are used where they are needed most. These gifts have the most immediate impact on student needs. They support everything from scholarships, library materials, athletic equipment, and faculty recruitment.

Restricted Gift: Gifts can be restricted for specific purposes including any scholarship fund, academic area or program, or athletic support. You may restrict the use of your gift by indicating this on your check, with a note, or by informing our Development Officers. 

  • Endowments: Gifts to the University for $25,000 or more are considered Major Gifts. Endowments allow the University to accure interests on the principal fund that can be used towards scholarships. It is one of the best ways to leave a legacy at FSU. For more information on how to establish an endowment or if you would like to consider a Major Gift, please contact Jalisha Pone, Associate Director of Development via email at or by phone (910) 672-1682. 

  • Pledge: Make a committment to support the University over time with a pledge of any amount, typically over a five year period. This allows donors to make a substaintial gift, without the need to produce all the funds at once in a lump sum. Pledges allow the University to accurately estimate income for planning purposes. 

  • Planned Gift: We can help you and your financial advisors develop a gift plan that meets your financial and philanthropic goals. A properly planned gift may help you reduce or eliminate capital gains and gift and estate taxes. You may realize immediate tax savings as well. Real estate, tangible property, and securities can be turned into gifts with immediate tax benefits. If you are interested in exploring your options about planned giving, please click here or contact Gary Melchiorri, Director of Planned Gifts, via email at or by phone at (910) 672-2279.

Life Income Gift: Life income gifts can provide you and/or your loved ones with an income for the duration of your lives or for a specific number of years. 

Trusts: Charitable lead trusts can be used to transfer assets to a loved one with a significantly reduced tax liability. 

Bequests: Bequests, retirement accounts, and other testamentary gift plans can allow you to make a more substantial gift than you imagined possible.

  • In-Kind (Outright) Gifts: There are other ways you can support FSU besides, cash, check, and/or securities. Consider making an in-kind gift (services, food, equipment, etc.) to help the University cut expenses. To review the policy for in-kind gifts please reach Clanton Johnson, Director of Advancement Serivces, via email or by phone at (910) 672-2422. 

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