Southwestern Fund

 

WHY DO YOU GIVE BACK?
This is how the Southwestern Fund goes full circle to enrich the Southwestern Experience. Your gift to the Southwestern Fund sets in motion the tools that keep the academic experience at Southwestern strong, and top-notch students coming through the door. Your gift is also a direct investment in the value of your degree and in the institution’s reputation and rankings. No matter the size of your gift, you are investing in the students and faculty who have the potential to change the world.

 

Academic Strength

Academic Strength

Southwestern students and faculty agree that what makes the Southwestern Experience unique are the small class sizes, engaged faculty and students, and the cutting-edge Paideia curriculum. The entirety of Southwestern’s tenured faculty hold the highest degree in their respective fields. With a student to faculty ratio of 12:1, a Southwestern education is personal, challenging and supportive.

Gifts to the Southwestern Fund support every facet of the academic experience, including resources for students and faculty to conduct groundbreaking research, to expand library collections, and to keep buildings and facilities up-to-date, all while keeping the lights on. Make your gift today.

 

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Top Notch Students

Top-Notch Students

Southwestern works to recruit the best and brightest students from across the country and around the globe. Once on campus, students enjoy the multifaceted and transformative Southwestern Experience. Many Southwestern students publish their undergraduate research before leaving campus. Many more will produce renowned art on stage and in the gallery. Southwestern students are a cut above the rest, and your support keeps it that way.

Your gift helps the Office of Admission find and recruit top-notch students who belong at Southwestern. Your gift then supports students in the classroom, studying abroad, and in the field doing research or engaging in the community. The Southwestern Fund supports study abroad experiences, civic engagement projects, and undergraduate research. It also sends students to present their research at conferences, show their art in a gallery space, or land the job of their dreams. Your gifts are vital to ensuring that our students become the best graduates in the state of Texas. Help us get there.

 

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Strong Reputation

Strong Reputation & Rankings

Ranked the “Number One National Liberal Arts College in the State of Texas” and 5th overall in the state of Texas by US News and World Report, Southwestern has a reputation of being the best of the best. Although the University enjoys the benefits of generous donors and a good endowment, we still lag behind the four institutions ranked above us. Likewise, Southwestern’s name recognition and visibility are always in need of a boost. Your gift will provide that boost.

Alumni, parent and student gifts to the Southwestern Fund give the University an edge in national rankings, while also providing support for students and faculty. Your gift also helps our retention and graduation rates, enhances the natural beauty of our campus, and provides resources for marketing and visibility.

 

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Degree Value

Degree Value

The strength of your philanthropic support comes full circle—back to you—though its profound effect on the value of a Southwestern degree. Gifts to the Southwestern Fund provide for a robust student experience and help to keep top-notch students on campus. LIkewise, they help our faculty members conduct groundbreaking research. This investment in Southwestern strengthens name recognition, impacts visibility, and keeps the oldest institution in the state of Texas the best institution in the state of Texas.

 

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Degree Value

Find Your Way to Give Back

Southwestern is a place of unlimited possibility. Alumni, parents and friends are the foundation that sustains the Southwestern Experience, and your engagement will ensure that Texas’ first institution of higher education continues its vibrant legacy of life-changing educational opportunities.


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