Troy University Foundation
301 Adams Administration Building
Troy, AL 36082
The Troy University Foundation was established in 1968. It is a nonprofit, charitable organization qualified as an IRS Code Section 501©3 foundation. The Foundation was created to attract private support for Troy University. The purposes of the Foundation are to promote, support, and carry out broader educational opportunities and provide services to the faculty, students, and alumni of Troy University.
The Foundation seeks to gain meaningful financial support from private sources as an essential supplement to legislative funds, students’ fees and federal grants. It is committed to an active program to attract contributions from foundations, corporations, and individuals.
The Foundation accepts gifts of cash, real estate, securities, life income gifts, bequests through wills, life insurance policies, charitable trusts, life estate agreements, named funds and approved gifts-in kind.
An elected Board of Directors sets the governing policies. Standing committees of the Board include: the Stewardship Committee, Nominating Committee, and Advancement Committee. Daily operational responsibilities are assigned to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Development.
Questions about Foundation activities may be directed to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development at (334) 670-3608.
Fred B. Davis Pre-Law Scholarship
The Dr. Fred B. Davis Pre-Law Scholarship Endowment, made possible by a generous gift from one of his former students and the Troy University Foundation to honor his significant contributions to Troy University. Scholarships generated by this endowment fund will provide financial assistance to deserving students primarily from rural areas who may need financial support to pursue pre-law studies at Troy University.
As you may know, Dr. Davis retired in 2003, having served the University with distinction in a variety of positions for thirty-three years. He is best remembered as a highly regarded Professor of English Composition and American Literature, Chair of the Department of English and Foreign Languages, Faculty Representative for Athletics, and Provost.
In addition to his love of language and literature, he always held a deep and profound interest in and respect for the study of law. During his lengthy tenure, he held positions and managed situations requiring some legal knowledge. As he helped the faculty build one of the very best undergraduate English Departments in the Southeast, he expanded the curriculum to assist students to prepare for professional studies and careers, especially legal careers. His conviction that excellent writing and critical thinking skills are essential elements of successful professional careers is legendary. He took special pride in the success of our students who attended Law School.