Bucs Help Bucs

This campaign ended on May 26, 2020, but you can still make a gift to East Tennessee State University by clicking here!

No one was truly prepared for an emergency of the scale we are currently experiencing, least of all our students.  Many of them need our support today, throughout the disruption, and after they return to campus.

Since the onset of this health crisis, many members of the Buccaneer family reached out to ask how they could help.  In response, we ask you to assist students in overcoming these extraordinary circumstances – lost jobs, families facing financial hardship, food insecurity, mental health needs – by choosing to support one of the following relief areas during our Bucs Help Bucs initiative:  

  • Student/Staff Emergency Funds.  Serves all ETSU students and staff.  Provides financial assistance to those who experience an unexpected loss or hardship affecting their ability to remain at ETSU.  May assist with travel, housing needs, food insecurity, and other issues as determined by the ETSU CARE Team (for students) and the director of Human Resources (for staff).
  • Bucky’s Food Pantry.  Aids those in need of food resources and raises awareness of food insecurity and hunger on the ETSU campus. Serves the needs of students, staff, and faculty – the whole of the ETSU community.
  • ETSU Counseling Center.  Provides a variety of services, including 24-hour counseling (in-person or electronic), access to psychiatric services, and tools and resources to help students return to school. 
  • Other.  You may select this and write in the ETSU area you would like to support.

** ETSU Faculty & Staff may make payroll deductions here.

Learn about other ways to give and find our mailing address here.

If you have any questions or concerns contact annualgiving@etsu.edu

Go Bucs!

US Donor Map


Relief AreaDonorsDollars
Buccaneer Student Crisis Fund 310$80,203
Bucky's Food Pantry 164$13,359
Employee Assistance Fund 83$11,153
ETSU Counseling Center 34$3,663
Other 29$16,355

Donor affiliations

49% Alumni

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3% Students

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3% Parents

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37% Faculty/Staff

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11% Friends

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Donor list

Jacob T Conerly
Renee Lockhart
kanishka Chakraborty
Bill and Ashly Garris
Audrey M Depelteau
Denise M Mickalites
Shella G Bennett
Srikanth Gaddam
Patrick W Hickey Sr
A. Blake Cantrell
Juan DeAngulo
Dominic, J, Chambers
Elliott Herbold
David and Jill LeRoy Frazier
Johnnie L Trivette
BJ King
Dan Boner
Mary Erwin
Victor T. Anderson
Angelia Young
Maribeth Samenus
Virginia Foley
Mary Boner
Pam McLeod
Ellen Marie Embertson
Kaye Leonard
Michael G Chambers
Roper Family
Matt Meacham
Maegan Beale
Lamar Martin
Jane MacMorran
Dan Bieger

Cecil Knott matched $50
Karla Jolene Leybold photoKarla J. Leybold matched $50
Patricia Caughran photoPatricia Caughran matched $50
Mary Alice Basconi matched $500
Karla Jolene Leybold photoKARLA LEYBOLD gave $50
Kathleen Ecay gave $100