Pfeiffer Fund

The Pfeiffer Fund makes it possible for the University to award a large amount of financial assistance to our Misenheimer students each year and assists in keeping the Charlotte and Raleigh experience affordable and accessible for working adults. It is through the Pfeiffer Fund that the University continues its long tradition of helping students, regardless of financial limitations, to pursue an education here. Many alumni and friends support the Pfeiffer Fund as a tribute to others who helped them follow their own dreams. The Pfeiffer Fund provides scholarship support and financial assistance to the more than 95% of Pfeiffer students who are currently receiving aid. Many alumni and friends support the Pfeiffer Fund as a tribute to others who helped them follow their own dreams. 

The benefit of your Pfeiffer Fund gift is immediate. Your contribution now will provide needed assistance for students this year. To make a gift or get more information, contact Jenna Gulledge via email or at (704) 463-3049.


 

What does my gift support?
Pfeiffer Fund donations allow our students to go Beyond Boundaries. The Pfeiffer Fund makes it possible for the University to award more than one million in financial assistance to our Misenheimer students each year and assists in keeping the Charlotte experience affordable and accessible for working adults. A gift every year to the Pfeiffer Fund will pay it forward to a new generation of Falcons.

Why does Pfeiffer University need my annual support?
Unlike gifts to the endowment, 100% of Pfeiffer Fund dollars are spent each fiscal year to provide immediate support meeting immediate needs of our students and the University. Tuition doesn’t cover the full annual cost to educate a Pfeiffer University student so the University has these needs year after year.

If I can only afford a small gift, will it make a difference?
Absolutely! Regardless of the size of your gift, your annual participation is very important. A gift of any size directly impacts our students, and counts toward our alumni giving rate.

I hear a lot about “alumni participation” and “Pfeiffer Pride”. Why is this important?
Each year, the University is ranked by US News and World Reports and the Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey on a number of criteria including alumni support and participation. By making an annual gift you are helping Pfeiffer demonstrate to prospective students and their families, granting organizations and corporate partners that our alumni and friends believe in and support the mission of Pfeiffer University. Thus, making Pfeiffer a “good investment” of their valuable resources. 

Can my annual donation be directed to a specific area?
Yes! You may designate your gift to the University, or to the division, school, program, club or athletic team that means the most to you. The Annual Fund is a method of giving and is not a designation or “fund.” 

What are the ways I might be solicited for a Pfeiffer Fund gift?
Throughout our fiscal year (July 1 to June 30), alumni receive mailings and emails, as well as phone calls from our student callers providing an opportunity to make your annual gift. You can expect to receive these solicitations until you make a gift during that fiscal year. If you make a pledge, you will receive reminder notices until the pledge has been paid. You are always welcome to advise us of your solicitation preferences.


 

For more information on annual giving please contact:

Jenna Gulledge ’12
Associate Director of the Annual Fund
(704) 463–3049
jenna.gulledge@pfeiffer.edu