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Faculty and staff philanthropy

Thank you for participating, giving!

Our first annual faculty, staff and retiree fundraising campaign in 17 years has just ended. Thank you to all VCU and VCU Health team members who gave to our schools, units, scholarships and other programs! Your gift will make a difference in the lives of students and patients, support continued growth and research and establish our employees as a philanthropic force.

We encourage our faculty and staff members who haven’t given to consider making a donation through payroll deduction. To those who gave, we encourage you to continue.

Making a gift to support VCU sends a message to alumni and friends that you believe in the university's mission. It’s another way to help our students and keep our university on an upward trajectory. The work you do, the time you give, the community you improve, the gifts you make – everything you do makes a difference.

Together, we make giving real.

Philanthropy impacts our most vital asset – our students – in many ways every day. Here’s how:

• $32,411 is the average loan debt at graduation for a VCU student earning an undergraduate degree.
• 33 percent of VCU freshmen are first-generation college students.
• 11,804 of VCU’s 20,294 full-time undergraduate students in 2014 showed need for financial aid.
• 62 percent of VCU undergraduates took out a loan (not including parent loans) to pay tuition in 2014.

How to give

Faculty, staff, retiree campaign FAQ

Campaign Champions

  • Honorary Chair Will Wade, men's basketball coach
  • Co-Chair Jean Giddens, dean, School of Nursing
  • Co-Chair Joe Seipel, dean, School of the Arts
  • Holly Alford, faculty senate 
  • Sania Marcoccia, staff senate
  • Michael Davis, retired, former interim vice provost
  • Napoleon Peoples, retired, former associate dean


Faculty, staff, retiree campaign kickoff

Will Wade campaign kickoff

Will Wade campaign thank you