Donors give in a myriad of ways that best matches their interest. To help meet that expectation, the university offers several ways that an interested donor may participate annually.
A gift to the Thomas University Fund provides a powerful source of unrestricted funds supporting many types of programs across Thomas University:
In an effort to support the Thomas University Fund there are two appeals that are conducted annually:
Dining for Education–DFE is Thomas University’s signature, community event that provides funds for scholarships. In 2022, the planning committee, made up of community members hosted “Escape to Italy” a delicious and creative pick-up dinner at Mom and Dad’s Italian Restaurant raising over $38,500 for scholarships to deserving students.
Direct Mail/Themed Appeal– at the end of each fiscal year and calendar year, Thomas University conducts a direct mail campaign centered around a theme. (PDF of Direct Mail and ads Your Gift Matters)
Gifts to the Thomas University Fund may be made year-round.
Each year, TU Alumnus and supporters in Grady County host a fun-filled, themed evening generating resources for Grady County Scholarships. This event provides enjoyable entertainment and fellowship as they unite together to benefit TU students from Grady County.
Sponsorships are now open for this year’s event, the Murder Mystery Dinner! Click here become a sponsor!
Many businesses in our community support our athletic programs through our banner sponsorship program conducted each summer. Sponsorships provide support for athletic equipment, supplies and scholarships and offer businesses 4 x 8 foot banners to hang at our soccer, gymnasium and baseball field.
Emergencies happen, but they shouldn’t prevent a student from continuing his or her educational journey. That’s why TU has the Student Emergency Fund, which provides limited, one-time financial assistance to enrolled students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to an emergency situation.
The TU employee drive is conducted each year during the first two weeks of April. Employees can give a one-time gift or gift through payroll deductions. In 2022, 80 percent of employees provided support to TU students and programs.
TU Alumni have the opportunity to support their Alma Mater on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving on National Giving Tuesday. Proceeds from the day boost the Student Emergency Fund or their program choice.