Why is faculty and staff giving important to Bucknell?

Faculty and staff giving has a direct impact on every student and helps Bucknell thrive. Support from faculty and staff members also sends a powerful message to the broader community about our commitment to students and the mission of the University.

How will my contribution be used?

You can direct your gift to any area of the University that you choose. Give to a designation with special meaning to you, like scholarships, or a specific college, department or program. To help ensure that Bucknell continues to thrive, consider supporting the unrestricted Bucknell Fund, which is immediately applied to the University’s areas of greatest need.

How much should I give?

Philanthropic support is a personal decision. You should determine the amount and designation of your gift according to your own charitable interests, your personal willingness to give, and your financial capacity. Every gift helps Bucknell continue to thrive; what matters most is your participation.

Are all gifts included in the annual Faculty & Staff Campaign?

Yes! All gifts, no matter the size or the designation, support the annual Faculty & Staff Campaign. Gifts can be made in multiple forms including cash, check, credit card, payroll deductions, and planned giving. Campaign totals are calculated according to Bucknell’s fiscal year, beginning July 1 and ending June 30.

Is it possible to make a recurring gift rather than a single contribution?

Yes! There are several ways to make a recurring gift which allow you to maximize your impact over a period of time. You can set up a monthly or annual credit card gift to be repeated until the expiration date of the card. The payroll deduction form allows for repeated gifts to continue until a date that you select. You can also pledge to make an annual gift for up to five years by using the printable pledge form.

What if I am a part-time employee or a retired member of the community?

We encourage all Bucknell faculty and staff, past and present, to support the annual campaign. Participating in the Faculty & Staff Campaign is an opportunity to support an area of the University you are already connected to by the time, energy, and passion you have dedicated to your work.

What if my spouse/partner is also a member of the faculty or staff at Bucknell?

Spouses or domestic partners who are faculty, staff, parents, or alumni will also receive gift credit for any contributions made through the Faculty & Staff Campaign. You can elect to give jointly or separate.

Will I receive tax benefits for my gift?

Yes! Gifts made to Bucknell are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Besides making single contributions you may want to consider the long-term tax and estate-planning benefits of giving through annuities, trusts, and other financial tools.

Can I make a gift in honor or memory of someone?

Yes! A tribute gift may be made in honor or in memory of a colleague, mentor, student, family member, or friend. Simply include their name and contact information when making an online gift or completing the pledge form.

Will my gift be confidential?

You may request to have your gift be anonymous if you do not want your name to appear on the annual list of donors. Your giving total will not be published or shared with anyone at the University.

If you have additional questions, please email facstaffgiving@bucknell.edu.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to get more involved with the Faculty & Staff Campaign, please consider becoming a Department Lead Volunteer or sharing a testimonial to be included in upcoming "Why I Give" Highlights.

Email facstaffgiving@bucknell.edu or call Annual Fund Programs Manager Mary Marshall at 570.577.3154 to express your interest in these opportunities. 

Why Make a Gift?

Faculty and staff members talk about why they give to Bucknell

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