Giving Opportunities

Each gift - large and small - is vital to providing a quality Stockton University education.
The impact made from these gifts can be seen all throughout campus

Stockton Fund Support

Contributions to the Stockton Fund, from new and existing donors, help to increase scholarships, enhance student programs, broaden campus life, provide up-to-date technology, promote faculty research, sponsor alumni engagement activities and more.

Event Fundraising Support

Every year, the Stockton University Foundation hosts two major annual fundraising events, each providing donors, alumni and friends the opportunity to have an impact on Stockton students while highlighting their involvement through event participation and sponsorship recognition:

  • Held each spring, the Annual Stockton University Scholarship Benefit Gala raises funds to provide scholarships for Stockton’s brightest and most deserving students. This social event provides networking and promotional opportunities for individual and corporate leaders to show their support for Stockton University.
  • Held each fall, the Annual Stockton Golf Classic supports the mission of the Foundation to continue to enrich the student experience at the University. Supporters enjoy a fun-filled day of golf, dining and a silent auction in support of the Foundation’s mission. Business and community leaders support the golf tournament through sponsorships, foursomes, hole sponsorships and individual golf participation.

Faculty and Program Support

Leadership gifts for faculty and program support prompt new programs that strengthen Stockton’s commitment to developing student programing, leading to a civically engaged community. Now more than ever, our students are equipped with the knowledge and experience they need to graduate and make their marks on the world. Below are a few examples of existing Stockton programs that enrich the student experience:

  • The William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy facilitates public debate on economic, political,educational and civic issues providing research and producing surveys.
  • The Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism generates research and provides resources for tourism and gaming industries.
  • The Pappas Visiting Scholar Series is intended to provide an opportunity for Stockton University to host a well-known and respected scholar, such as Retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sandra Day O’Connor, who can engage multiple audiences and offer a variety of educational opportunities.

Facilities Support

The tremendous philanthropic support of many helped transform Stockton’s main campus and led to the opening of new instructional sites and centers. These leadership gifts increase student access to a diverse range of academic and cultural offerings in new modern facilities and convenient locations. Facility support has a long-lasting, significant impact on Stockton, our students and staff. Below are a few examples of existing facilities that enrich the Stockton community:

  • Anne Azeez Hall at the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage is Cape May County’s first Stockton instructional site, encouraging lifelong learning by providing opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Kramer Hall, located in a beautifully refurbished three-story former shoe and clothing factory in Hammonton, features state-of-the-art classrooms, seminar rooms, a computer lab and an art gallery.
  • The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center fosters academic research and sponsors programs and exhibits to promote a greater awareness of the Holocaust.
  • The Constantelos Hellenic Collection and Reading Room, located in the Bjork Library, honors Rev. Dr. Demetrio Constantelos’ contribution to scholarship, teaching and leadership. The space provides an opportunity for students, scholars and community members to discover Hellenic history and culture.

Scholarship Support

More than 85 percent of Stockton students receive financial aid assistance. The support provided for scholarships and need-based aid ensures our students can continue their education and earn their degrees.

The Foundation receives hundreds of scholarship applications and although we respond as best as we can to provide much-needed scholarship assistance, the level of hardships continues to exceed our ability to help every student in need. Thankfully, through the unwavering support from our most loyal donors, the Foundation has been in a position to increase the amount of scholarship awarded.

Scholarship support has a tremendous impact on our students. With your investment, the Foundation can continue to increase the amount of much-needed scholarship assistance for our students to ensure they achieve their dream of obtaining a University degree.

Gifts of any amount can be made to:

  • The Stockton Fund has no donor restrictions. Gifts are typically spent during the fiscal year to meet the University’s immediate and greatest needs.
  • Gifts made to individual programs may be designated for the operating needs of a specific school or program.
  • Gifts given to Immediate Use Scholarships have an instant, positive impact on Stockton students by providing financial assistance for the upcoming academic year.
  • Any gift to the University may be made In Memory Of or In Honor Of an individual and may be unrestricted or designated according to the Foundation’s Gift Policy.
  • Planned Giving provides a way for donors to contribute to the future of the University. There are several types of planned gifts that benefit the University, including: bequests in your will or trust, retirement plan gifts, life insurance gifts, life income gifts, life income plans, retained life estates and charitable lead trusts.

Endowed Named Scholarship: $25,000 and larger

Donors of gifts of $25,000 and larger may establish and name an endowed scholarship fund. Newly established named scholarships can be paid in one or more payments within a five-year period. A scholarship will be awarded one year after gifts to the endowment total at least $25,000. This allows the gift funds to be invested and to earn income that can be applied to the scholarship.

Named Term Scholarship: $5,000

A donor may make a pledge of at least $1,000 per year for five years to name a term scholarship. Term scholarships are awarded each year to one or more students.

Named Professorship: $250,000 and larger

Donors of gifts of $250,000 and larger may establish a named professorship. Funds contributed for the professorship enable the University to augment the teaching and research work of an outstanding faculty member. Named professorships can be paid in one or more payments within a five-year period. Faculty support will be awarded one year after gifts to the endowment total at least $250,000.

Endowed Named Distinguished Scholarship: $100,000 and larger

Donors of gifts of $100,000 and larger may establish an endowed named distinguished scholarship. A distinguished scholarship provides annual support for a student(s) over a four-year period. Newly-established named distinguished scholarships can be paid in one or more payments within a five-year period. One or more scholarships can be awarded one year after gifts to the endowment total at least $100,000.

Named Lectureships: $50,000

A minimum of $50,000 is required to establish a named lectureship, the proceeds of which will support an annual lecture at the institution. Newly-established named lectureships can be paid in one or more payments within a five-year period. The lecture will be held one year after gifts to the endowment total at least $50,000. This allows the gift funds to be invested and earn income that can be applied to the lectureship.

Endowed Named Scholarship: $25,000 and larger

Donors of gifts of $25,000 and larger may establish an endowed named scholarship. Newly established named scholarships can be paid in one or more payments within a five-year period. A scholarship will be awarded one year after gifts to the endowment total at least $25,000. This allows the gift funds to be invested and to earn income that can be applied to the scholarship.

Named Endowed Chair: $1 Million and larger

Donors of gifts of $1 Million and larger may establish a named endowed chair identified in conjunction with the donor’s interest and the University’s needs. Funds contributed to the establishment of a named endowed chair enables the University to recruit and support the faculty member’s teaching and research. Newly-established named endowed chairs can be paid in one or more payments within a five-year period. Faculty support will be awarded one year after gifts to the endowment total at least $1 Million.

Naming of New and Existing Facilities: Case-by-Case Basis

In special situations Stockton will consider naming a new or existing facility in honor of those whose gifts have had an extraordinary impact on the University. This recognition is lasting and an affirmation of the donor’s partnership with the University’s mission. Pledges that include naming recognition should be paid in one or more payments within five years of the pledge date; naming will take place after at least 50% of the gift has been received.

Named Professorship: $250,000 and larger

Donors of gifts of $250,000 and larger may establish a named professorship. Funds contributed to the professorship enable the University to augment the teaching and research work of an outstanding faculty member. Named professorships can be paid in one or more payments within a five-year period. Faculty support will be awarded one year after gifts to the endowment total at least $250,000.