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Feature - Giving

Why Give?

Shaw University Annual Fund

Annual giving at Shaw University is the backbone of our advancement efforts. Each gift of any size provides vital support and is an investment in the people and future of Shaw University. 

Supporting students and faculty takes epic resources. The funds provided by annual gifts are spent every year. But the important work of preparing scholars, improving lives, and creating global leaders continues every year.

While the  amount you are able to give may vary, and the areas you choose to support may change, know that your annual gift provides us with the sustainable base of support that allows us to make a difference today, tomorrow, and for perpetuity. It is our goal to prepare every student who comes to Shaw to be leaders – in the community, the classroom and the world. 


Gift Societies

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

Thomas J. Boyd Society

Learn more about the Thomas J. Boyd Society that recognizes alumni who choose to give every year.

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