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Memorial Garden Endowment

Located across from Debnam Hall, the Shaw University Memorial Garden is a peaceful location for private worship and meditation for the entire University and local community.  It's charming flowers, attractive shrubs, blossoming trees, idyllic benches and arbors create a picturesque and tranquil setting on our vibrant campus. Accompanying the garden's striking scenery is a brick walkway with personalized inscriptions. The garden was enhanced by a donation from the late Dr. Jeffery A. Smith, former Vice President for Student Affairs and Administration, in memory of his father, Jimmie Haynes Smith, Sr. 

You have the opportunity to celebrate and memorialize your time at Shaw University with flowers and an engraved plaque for the garden, and/or an engraved brick for the walkway. We believe this project will not only improve the physical landscape of our campus, but will also enrich the lives of our students and help ensure the future success of Shaw University.

Support the Garden

To support the garden, simply choose a flower/plant for the garden or brick for the walkway. Garden area donors receive a beautiful cast aluminum plaque or an engraved stake mount to showcase their support. Brick donors will receive an engraved personalized paver displayed along the garden's walkway.

Leave your mark, donate to the Memorial Garden Endowment today!

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Benefits of your donation

Brick Paver

Your donation to the Memorial Garden Endowment will help to beautify our campus and provide financial support to the University now and for years to come.  Sales from the garden will be placed in the Shaw University Memorial Garden Endowment and earned interest will be used to maintain the garden. Your gift will:

  • Help create an inviting and engaging environment, where our students, staff, faculty, visitors and community can enjoy our scenic, picturesque campus. 
  • Provide a legacy of giving, by establishing an endowment that will provide financial security and support in the present and in the future.
  • Celebrate your history and fond memories of Shaw, and start a new tradition as a member of the Shaw Bear family.
  • Strengthen our ability to continue providing a high-quality education in an academically challenging environment.