Welcome to Troy University's Office of Development
Dear Alumni, Donors and Friends,
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our lives in ways we could never have imagined only a few days ago. For example, more than a million U.S. workers are expected to lose their jobs by the end of March. Almost 300,000 workers applied for unemployment benefits last week, a 33 percent increase over the previous week, so the situation is dire indeed. Our hearts go out to the friends and families of those impacted. Please allow me to share ways we can help our Trojan family during this extraordinary time.
- Supporting small businesses with a TROY connection. Please shop locally and help our TROY family businesses continue to serve our communities.
- Support our students, faculty and staff. Many Trojans will need emergency assistance and we will establish a fund to help them. In fact, we still have students on campus who need assistance to get home. With student debt at an all-time high, many of our students can still benefit from scholarships. And just a few days ago, I heard from a Trojan who is facing homelessness due to a family financial crisis.
If you are able to support the critical needs of our students, faculty or staff, please make your checks payable to the TROY University Foundation for the COVID-19 Annual Fund and mail to: 301 Adams Admin., Troy, AL 36082. If you’d like to make a donation online, please do so by going to donate.troy.edu/Troy_Annual_Giving and designating to the Troy Annual Fund with the notation COVID-19.
During this challenging time, I hope you and your families remain safe and healthy. I want you to know we are thankful for your unwavering support and generosity. I am confident we will emerge from this crisis a stronger, more unified, Troy University.
Jack Hawkins, Jr., Ph.D.
2020 Scholarship Brunch has been postponed.
In light of the coronavirus state of emergency nationally and locally and out of an abundance of caution for the health of our donors, supporters, students, and their families, we have decided to postpone Troy University’s Annual Foundation Scholarship Brunch scheduled for March 28, 2020. We will be in touch when a new date has been selected. Thank you again for your generosity and support, and please let us know if we can be of any assistance. We look forward to seeing you as soon as circumstances permit. In the meantime, please stay safe and follow the CDC guidelines.
Our mission is to build partnerships between the institution and its friends and to solicit private financial support for the University. More and more each year, Troy University has to rely on private support to bridge the gap left by decreased state funding.
The Office of Development works closely with the Troy University Foundation to raise money to support Troy University across the globe. Gifts support scholarships, academic programs, new equipment purchases and faculty and staff enhancement programs. In addition, the Office of Development is actively involved in a myriad of ways with all current and future alumni through interaction with the Office of Alumni Affairs.
Please take some time to look around our website to see the many ways to give in support of Troy University and to see how you can help make a difference for our University. You may give annual unrestricted gifts or designate a specific campus or program to support. There are so many opportunities at Troy University to make a difference in the education of our students - at home and around the world. With your help we can make our plans and dreams a reality.
We would like to thank each of you who have given and continue to give so willingly to TROY. Your gifts will benefit current students and future generations of Trojans.
Please come back to TROY whenever and as often as you can. You will be proud of today’s Troy University!