Ways to Give

At University of the Southwest, we understand that making the decision to give to the University is deeply personal. Donors often wish to see specific actions as a result of their support. We work to match your desire to help with the most effective option to assist the University in achieving our common objectives.

Annual Fund
Unrestricted gifts to the annual fund allow the University to help where help is needed most with current operations. Funds are used to help provide student scholarships, provide classroom and research materials, and continue the mission of the University in service to the region.

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Capital Gifts
University of the Southwest has a strategic vision to increase its enrollment to 1,000 students. To accomplish this, facilities must be built and continuously upgraded to provide for additional classrooms, laboratories, a campus chapel and research space required for a growing student body.

Gifts to the capital fund will help create these facilities. Construction is already underway with some of the most immediate needs, and your assistance will make the completion of other projects a reality. Capital gifts may be made to the general capital fund or designated for one or more of the planned projects.

Alumni Giving
Those who have benefited most directly from our educational programs are the USW alumni. Their life's work and accomplishments often took hold from a class, a selected major, or an influential professor.

Alumni give back to the University, helping current students as they themselves were once helped, with gifts through the alumni annual fund, the scholarship fund, or other donations to USW.

Alumni support is testimony to the impact their time on campus had on their lives. In many private colleges such as University of the Southwest, alumni participation ranges from one-third to more than one-half of the total alumni.

Gifts to the Endowment
Support through a gift to the University of the Southwest Foundation provides sustaining support for the University. Donors may invest a gift in the general endowment fund, or they may create or add to an existing specific purpose endowment. Endowments support scholarships, provide tuition assistance, purchase research materials, and provide other foundational operating support.

Estate and Planned Gifts
Support in the form of gifts through wills, lead trusts, remainder trusts, pooled income funds, and other charitable giving options are ways in which donors can support any of the giving categories at USW. The benefit to the donor depends on a number of factors.

Exploring the possibilities of a gift of assets to University of the Southwest may allow you to help in ways beyond your most generous dreams, while still ensuring your lifestyle.

Learn More:
To discuss how you can give to University of the Southwest, please contact Laurie Dean, at (575) 492-2108, or by e-mail at ldean@usw.edu.