There are many different ways that alumni can support Sojourner-Douglass
College. Alumni can volunteer to help raise money for Sojourner-Douglass through the Alumni
Fund in conjunction with the Annual Scholarship Ball. These annual gifts to the College are
absolutely vital in sustaining the quality of education for Sojourner-Douglass College students.
Alumni, as well as interested donors, may also give other gifts.
Donors who choose to make capital gifts can direct their support
toward a specific purpose that matches their personal interests with the needs and priorities
of the College. Such purposes include facilities, financial aid, faculty and program support,
and may lead to naming opportunities, which honor or memorialize a person of the donors choosing.
Capital gifts can be directed to current use or endowment gifts. Donors may opt to fulfill gifts
of a substantial amount over a period of several years. Donors may also choose to structure their capital gifts in ways that
benefit both the donor and Sojourner-Douglass College.
From time to time, branch campuses, The Graduate School, classes,
associations, and other groups will organize special appeals for a particular purpose.
Sometimes, these gifts go toward naming opportunity of the donor or a loved one, an endowed
scholarship, or a faculty chair.
Senior classes at Sojourner-Douglass have a long history of contributing
to the College in various forms. Classes promote fund raising events directed toward the purchase
of a gift that is critical to the College, and have achieved participation rates of up to 98%.
The most important part of this initiative is to educate seniors about giving back to Sojourner-Douglass
and to inspire them to take meaningful action in furthering Sojourner-Douglass' future.