Campus Campaign 2013 FAQ

Q: Why am I asked to make an annual commitment?

Q: Where will my gift go?

Q: How can I make my gift?

Q: I already have an active payroll deduction pledge. How can I make another gift?

Q: My spouse/partner works for a company that matches gifts. How do I submit the paperwork?

Q: I am concerned that my gift won’t be used to help students and the University. How much of my gift will be used for administrative costs?

Q: How long will the campaign run?

Q: I would like to make a gift, but I’m not sure I can afford it. What are my options?

Q: Are there any incentives to encourage my participation?


Q: Why am I asked to make an annual commitment?

A: The need for funding at any university is ongoing. Your annual commitment helps Brenau continue our work of serving our students and the community. Each year new classes of students arrive and there is a continuing need for financial aid, construction and maintenance of facilities, and the tools – technology, textbooks, lab equipment and other materials – that students require.

Q: Where will my gift go?

A: Your gift will benefit Brenau and our students in a variety of ways. Your dollars can provide scholarships and financial aid for tuition and other living expenses for students who would not otherwise be able to complete their Brenau educations. You may also designate your gift for a scholarship or initiative sponsored by a  particular school, college or department. Unrestricted gifts are used wherever the need is greatest on campus.

Q: How can I make my gift?

A: Many employees prefer the convenience of giving through payroll deduction or by credit card. You can decide the frequency and the amount. Just fill out the Campus Campaign form and Brenau will do the rest for you. For your convenience, the form will be attached to email reminders or you may make a pledge or gift from this website. Alternatively, you can call 770-534-6163 to make your gift by phone. Or you can send your check, made payable to Brenau University, by campus mail to External Relations.

Q: I already have an active payroll deduction pledge. How can I make another gift?

A: If you participated in payroll deduction last year and want to increase your pledge, please complete a new form. Or, make an additional payroll deduction pledge to a new designation. You can also make a one-time gift using one of the giving methods listed above.

Q: My spouse/partner works for a company that matches gifts. How do I submit the paperwork?

A: Matching gifts can double or even triple your gift! Ask your spouse or partner to request a form from his/her Human Resources Department and send it to Brenau’s External Relations Department. We’ll take it from there!

Q: I am concerned that my gift won’t be used to help students and the University. How much of my gift will be used for administrative costs?A: Every penny of your gift will go to the fund you designate. Choose from scholarships, the areas of most critical need, or a school, college or departmental scholarship or initiative. Administrative costs are covered by a separate source, so no part of your gift will be used for any purpose except to support our students, the University and our programs.

Q: How long will the campaign run?

A: From September 17 to October 17, 2013.

Q: I would like to make a gift, but I’m not sure I can afford it. What are my options?
 
A: Payroll deduction is a convenient, virtually “painless” way to give. You can arrange to have a small amount deducted from your paycheck over the course of a year. That way, for the weekly cost of premium coffee or a soft drink, you can be a Brenau University donor.

Q: Are there any incentives to encourage my participation?

A: Faculty and Staff who make a gift to Brenau during the Campus Campaign (September 17 to October 17) will be entered in a drawing for special prizes. At the end of the campaign, schools, colleges and departments with 100% participation will be recognized.

Those who contribute $250 or more may wear jeans and a Brenau University shirt every Friday throughout the year beginning November 1, 2013.

Those who contribute $100 or more may wear jeans and a Brenau University shirt on one designated Friday each quarter (by arrangement with your manager).

Those who contribute $250 or more may wear jeans and a Brenau University shirt every Friday* throughout the year beginning November 1, 2013.

Those who contribute $100 or more may wear jeans and a Brenau University shirt on one designated Friday* each quarter (by arrangement with your manager).

*This privilege is contingent on events or guests on campus on the designated days (e.g., Trustee meetings). Attire must be appropriate for the workplace and must not be faded, frayed, ripped, torn, or over-sized.

General inquiries: info@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100