What to Support


What to Support

The Annual Fund

The Annual Fund provides critical, current-use support that benefits all aspects of the student experience—supporting faculty mentorship, invigorating campus life, offering financial aid to talented students, increasing campus sustainability, augmenting athletics resources and expanding opportunities “to prepare students for the real world, in the real world.” Whether your gift is designated for the general fund or to a specific purpose, your support for Drew will propel us to a greater future. Your gift of any size also enhances Drew’s reputation—corporations, foundations, families and others often look at alumni participation rates to evaluate the strength and spirit of the University.

We thank those who have supported and continue to support Drew, and we invite all members of the community to have an impact by giving to the Annual Fund today.

Endowed Funds

Many leadership gifts support Drew in perpetuity via the creation of an endowed fund.

To learn more creating an endowed fund at Drew, please contact the Office of University Advancement.

Reunion Class Giving

Your reunion year provides an opportunity to support Drew in a way that has personal significance to you. Gifts of any amount to any fund made by June 30 of your reunion year count toward your class participation rate and class giving total.

You may pay your gift in full in your reunion year, through a multi-year pledge or through a planned gift. The entire amount will count toward your class gift.

Class Scholarships

Many classes also have established scholarships to strengthen their legacy at Drew and provide greater opportunities for future generations of students.  While classes often increase fundraising efforts for these scholarships during reunion years, you may give to your class scholarship at any time. To learn whether your class has a scholarship fund or request information about establishing one, please contact University Advancement.

Affinity Giving

Many of our alumni maintain strong connections to their Drew experience through clubs and organizations, athletics, academic programs and other shared interests. These lifelong ties often motivate alumni to focus their giving on a specific group so they can ensure that the University and its unique programs continue to thrive. For more details on affinity giving or to restrict your giving to a specific fund, please contact Annual Giving.

Make a Gift

The funds highlighted below represent just a few examples of affinity giving at Drew.