Academic Units

53% of 75 Donor goal
This campaign ended on March 06, 2024, but you can still make a gift to Shepherd University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorDr. Robert Tudor matched $500 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Music
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The first five student organizations or clubs to get 20 donors will receive a free, large one-topping pizza from Dominos.
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Shepherd University Day of Giving 2024
341 Donors - $175,365 Donated

Support Your Favorite College, School, or Department

Shepherd University offers over 100 different academic programs which are united by a strong liberal arts core designed to give our students diverse learning experiences. All to prepare Shepherd graduates to think broadly and critically while actively engaging in civic service and global citizenship.

By supporting these colleges, schools, and departments, you are giving these academic leaders the tools they need to round out their programs. You may be funding a scholarship for a new or returning student, subsidizing a learning experience outside of the classroom, or providing for needed supplies or faculty professional development.

The 2024 Day of Giving goal is ambitious – to have  members of our community make gifts totaling $75,000 to Shepherd University in one day. Every gift counts — no matter the size!  All will help us reach the overall one-day goal!

Final Challenge has been Unlocked!

Our final challenge was unlocked: Over 25 alumni donated between the hours of 4-6 to unlock the SUAA Board Gift of $500 to the Shepherd Fund. 

There are still 5 1/2 hours left, so please continue to encourage friends and family to give. Our student organizations and clubs are still reaching for 20 donors to earn their free pizza from Dominos. 

72 days ago by Meg Peterson
Over $100,000 Given- WOW

Your generosity has already secured $100,000 in gifts for Shepherd. Recent challenges unlocked were reaching the 200 donor milestone, which unlocked $10,000 and 50 donors giving to Shepherd Excellence Funds, which unlocked $10,000 for the Shepherd Fund. 

72 days ago by Meg Peterson
Passing More Milestones...

  • SUAC Board Challenge gift was unlocked
  • 200 donor milestone reached: $10,000 has been unlocked for the campaign!
72 days ago by Meg Peterson
More challenge gifts unlocked!

  • $5,000 given to academic programs has unlocked an additional $5,000 gift!
  • 150 donors has unlocked an additional $7,000 in gifts! 
72 days ago by Meg Peterson
Keep the Momentum Going!

It's not even noon, and we've already raised over $50,000! We are sooo close to unlocking more challenge and milestone gifts. Consider making a gift toward the following:

  • We need 8 more donors to SUAC to meet the board challenge of $1000.


  • We need $225 more dollars to Shepherd Academic programs to unlock $5000.


  • We need 25 more donors to Shepherd Excellence funds to unlock $10,000.


  • We need 26 more donors overall to  unlock $7000.

72 days ago by Meg Peterson
2024 Day of Giving is Starting Strong!

We've already unlocked $500 for our first 25 donors, and we're close to unlocking another $1,000 when we hit 50 donors. Keep up the great momentum! 

72 days ago by Meg Peterson

Academic Units Leaderboard
Area of SupportDonorsRaised ($)
Other - add an area not listed17$2,920
Contemporary Art and Theater3$150
Risk Management and Insurance Program0$0
English and Modern Languages2$550
Appalachian Studies1$100
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon38%Alumni
Suitcase icon33%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon10%Friends
Parent icon3%Parents
Book icon3%Students
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