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Faculty and staff philanthropy

Here’s your chance to make giving real …

Coach Will Wade, along with Deans Jean Giddens and Joe Seipel, has kicked off the first faculty, staff, retiree campaign at VCU in recent memory.

What do they want you to do? Make a gift. Every gift, no matter the amount, makes a difference. Every VCU and VCU Health team member is encouraged to participate. You can designate your gift any way you want … to any fund, school, unit, scholarship, etc. And giving is simple using payroll deduction.

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