Office of Development and Alumni Relations
45 Adams Road
100 State Street PO Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
What does my annual fund donation support?
Private support plays a critical role in providing financial assistance for:
- General and restricted scholarships
- Academic and cultural programming
- Faculty development
- Alumni activities and much more
Gifts made to Framingham State University will never be used for administrative purposes.
An individual or group can restrict one-time or multiple gifts to the University for a specified purpose. The most common restriction is for named scholarships, but individuals and groups may also work with the development office to fundraise for a specific program or on-campus project. For example, classes in the past have raised money to support renovation projects and spend-down scholarship accounts. Restricted giving can be done for a specific time period and may require satisfying a funding threshold for the intended purpose.
A restricted fund may become endowment with either an initial contribution of $25,000 or may be built over a minimum period and contribution of $5,000/five years. Knowing the intention of funds becoming an endowment is often determined prior to the initial gift to establish the fund.
Any gift that is given to the University can be in honor of or in memory of a person. This person can, but does not need to be affiliated with the University. The gift can be of any size and can be either an unrestricted or restricted gift.
If you have memorabilia from your years at Framingham State that you would like to donate to the University archives, contact Colleen Previte, University Archivist, at 508-626-4648 or email@example.com. Donations may include journals, letters, photographs, school uniforms or costumes, admissions papers or other items that you saved from when you were on campus. When you are cleaning up your attic or basement, consider giving items to the archives for safe-keeping.