The Annual Fund is a yearly campaign to raise funds for Texas Southern University. It provides immediate funds to supplement the university’s operating budget or towards a specific need. Annual fund gifts have a significant impact on the university’s ability to support programs not funded by state appropriations. This year’s focus of the annual fund is providing scholarships to deserving students to supplement the expenses of tuition, as well as offering scholarships for the recruitment of exemplary prospective students.
State funding and student tuition only cover a percentage of the university’s operating budget. Additional funds are required to expand our programs, offer more scholarships, and improve our campus. Unrestricted gifts to the annual fund allow us to apply the funds to the greatest need of the university. All other restricted annual fund gifts will fund university scholarships among the ten colleges and schools on campus.
All restricted annual gifts fund scholarships at the college or school of your choice. All unrestricted gifts fund the greatest need of the university and help bridge the gap between state support and tuition fees, and what is actually needed to operate the university.
There are many options available for making gifts, and we have worked to make sure each one is easy and convenient. You can mail us a check, give online, include Texas Southern University in your estate/will, or establish an endowment. You can also call us with your credit card information to make a gift. Contact the Office of Development at 713-313-7425.
No. Membership dues for the National Alumni Association (or local Alumni Chapters) do not qualify as tax-deductible contributions.