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Shaw University Annual Fund

Annual giving at Shaw University is the backbone of our advancement efforts.

It is the financial support from alumni, pre-alumni, families, faculty, staff, and friends that provides essential annual income for Shaw University, allowing us to meet current needs in the year that gifts are received. 

Gifts to our Annual Fund help to bridge the difference between the total cost of a college education and the amount students pay in tuition. These gifts help ensure the future of the University by providing funds for scholarships, library acquisitions, research, equipment, facilities, faculty salaries, and other necessities that help to keep our programs up to date and running smoothly and efficiently.

All gifts make a difference and all gifts are appreciated. As we position Shaw for our next phase of unparalleled growth, your support of the Annual Fund is more important than ever. The Annual Fund offers everyone the opportunity to give back.

Each gift of any size provides vital support and is an investment in the people and future of Shaw University.

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Gift Societies

A gift to Shaw University is an investment in the future – the future of each Shaw student and the future of our global community. You are invited to show your commitment to the future, and to the education provided at Shaw University, by joining one of our gift societies.

It is our goal to prepare every student who comes to Shaw prepares its students to be leaders – in the community, the classroom and the world. Membership in one of the University’s gift societies allows Shaw University to demonstrate its gratitude to you for inspiring others with your commitment, philanthropic leadership, and generosity

Gift Society Level
Board of Trustees Club $100,000+
The 1865 Alliance $50,000 - $99,000
The President’s Society $25,000-$49,999
Dean’s Circle $10,000 - $24,999
Henry Martin Tupper Society $5,000 - $9,999
Elijah Shaw Society $2,000 - $4,999
Garnet and White Club $500 - $1,999
Bears Club $100 - $499
Century Club Up to $99