As faculty and staff, you invest your time and talent in the college and our students every day. By making a gift to the college, you further express your belief in our students and the future of Ursinus.
Your support is so important, not only because your gift directly enhances the student experience, but also because faculty and staff giving percentages can impact the college’s ability to receive other gifts and grants from outside corporations, foundations and other notable institutions and individuals.
Ways to Give
Many faculty and staff find giving through payroll deduction to be the most convenient way to make a gift. By spreading your pledge over multiple, ongoing payments, payroll deduction contributions can quickly add up to a substantial gift.
To sign up for payroll deduction, simply print and complete the form. Please return the form to Martena Roshon in the Advancement Office.
Learn what motivates your colleagues to give back to Ursinus!
“Every gift, no matter how large or how small, shows our institutional pride and solidarity.” -Richard Kohn, Technology Support Specialist
“I give because of Douglas Cameron, who passed away in August of 2015. He was an inspiration to me; his professional and personal interests and his incredible strength while suffering a devastating disease. So, when I give to Ursinus, it is to honor his memory and help keep the tradition of a liberal arts education alive.”
-Yvon Kennon, Administrative Assistant, Modern Languages, Philosophy & Religious Studies
“Student revenues— tuition, room and board net of financial aid—provide funding for 82% of the distinctive educational and residential experience we call Ursinus College. Philanthropy — current giving through the Annual Fund and revenues from prior giving invested in our endowment — provide much of the rest of the funding that makes this top quality student experience possible. Those of us who work here daily can see the impact Ursinus has on the lives of our students. It is of great value to them and to those they serve today and throughout their lives. Giving to something I can believe in gives me joy. That’s why I give.” -Annette Parker, VP for Finance and Administration
“Three reasons I give to UC: 1. I wanted to create an award for a music student because we had none and at the same time honor the memory of my parents.
2. I understand the importance of letting outside funders know the college has support from its various constituents — alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and board members — as a way to make a strong case for support from those not directly associated with the college. 3. The future of Ursinus depends on ongoing philanthropy and especially during the Keep the Promise campaign.”
-John French, Professor of Music
“I give because it’s important to lead by example. To ask alumni, parents and foundations to support UC and not do so myself seems disingenuous. I believe in the impressive impact the college has on its students and community and know that my gift to the Annual Fund contributes to that impact. I put my money where my mouth is.”
-Heather O’Neill, Professor of Business and Economics
“I give to Ursinus because I think it does wonderful things for students and it’s a great place to work. It’s a great all-around community that’s constantly trying to get better.”
Assistant Professor of Business and Economics
“I give because of my commitment to the Ursinus family and to help support first-generation students, like me, who rely on the generosity of donors.”
-Missy Bryant, Assistant Dean of Students, Ursinus Institute for Student Success
“Students at Ursinus are very active and eager; I give to support their ambitious journeys. If my small gift can help add to their successes, it is worth it!”
-Alyssa Worrilow, Senior Assistant Director of Admission
“I give because I believe in the mission of Ursinus. We are educating students in a way that makes a profound difference in their lives. And we do it together; faculty and staff work closely to ensure that students receive the very best education in a variety of ways. As I always say…I am #UC PROUD!”
Director of Athletics
“I give to UC because I believe in the mission and the essence of the college, and I want to demonstrate that belief by contributing my time and my financial support. Even though I do not work directly in the classroom, I still get to see the impact of my support in action as I watch students flourish and grow.”
-Valerie Nelson, Executive Assistant of Academic Affairs
“At the core of what we do is our students: providing resources and opportunities to help them prepare for their futures, while making their time at Ursinus the best it can be. I have the privilege to work with some of these wonderful students and they are the reason I support the college. Every penny makes an impact. It helps strengthen our community and provides the resources that transform a little college outside Philadelphia into our Ursinus.” -Julie Choma, Collections Manager & Senior Registrar
“I recently started giving as I have reengaged with the college. I would like to see students have the same opportunities that I was afforded with an Ursinus education. Ursinus prepared me well for a successful 30 year career.”
-Maureen Cumpstone, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, U-Imagine Center for Integrative and Entrepreneurial Studies