Why Support Southern?

Before making a gift to Southern Connecticut State University, you may ask some important questions. And we've got the answers! Your gift, whatever the size, is a vote of confidence in Southern and encourages others to give. And every gift enables Southern to do even more for our students. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

Why does Southern need my support?education photo

Tuition and state funds alone do not cover the cost of higher education. In fact, only a portion of the money required to educate Southern students is covered by these sources. The difference is made up by gifts from dedicated people like you.

Where does my money go?

Wherever you choose. You can designate your gifts to an individual school or college, athletics, the library, or unrestricted university use. 100% of your gift goes to the area you choose, and every gift helps keep Southern a great place to study and live.

Does my gift make a difference?

Absolutely! Your gift, whatever the size, is a vote of confidence in Southern and encourages others to give. Every gift enables Southern to do even more for our students.

How can I give?

However you like. Gifts can be made in cash, securities or even property transfers. Cash gifts, made by check or credit card, help Southern now and at the same time qualify as a tax deduction. Make your gift online now or mail your gift, made payable to SCSU Foundation, to SCSU Development Office, P.O. Box 8658, New Haven CT  06531-0658. Credit card gifts can also be made by calling (203) 392-7083.

How can I maximize my gift to Southern?

Double your gift through your employer! Many companies offer matching gift programs.

How much should I give?

Every gift, whatever the size, counts for Southern! But, we have constructed these giving levels to help you decide which group you'd like to join.