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Together, we are ETSU

ETSU will celebrate our first Week of Giving March 12-16, 2018.  This will be an opportunity to recognize the wonderful support we receive from faculty, staff, retirees, alumni, families, friends, and students. 

During the week, events (both physical and virtual) are planned
to encourage continued and consistent support for the institution.


Monday, March 12th, Time TBD
Kickoff Video
Wednesday, March 14th
   - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Graduation Celebration, Culp Ballroom
Facebook Live
Thursday, March 15th, 1-2:30 p.m.
Faculty & Staff - Tea & Macarons, Alumni Plaza
Friday, March 16th, Time TBD
Facebook Live

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University Advancement is reaching out to alumni
via letters, e-mails, and social media-driven content. 
We plan daily updates regarding Week of Giving
and will include videos/graphics to highlight specific areas of ETSU.
The ETSU Phonathon will reach out to ~4,000 alumni
to encourage participation in Week of Giving.

Faculty and Staff

 Faculty and Staff will receive a commemorative Week of Giving poster,
simply by returning their reply card through campus mail
or by bringing it to the Tea and Macarons event
on March 15, 1:00-2:30 in Alumni Plaza


Students are encouraged to support ETSU
through a collective Senior Class Gift.
No matter the amount you are able to give, your gift is important
to demonstrate your commitment to ETSU
and the students who will follow in your footsteps.
Whether it is to a specific major, college, or student activity,
you can give to whatever area about which you feel most passionate.

In recognition of a minimum gift of $20.18, 
senior students will receive a Giving Cord to wear during Commencement.
University Advancement and the
Assistant Director of Development for Student Affairs
will be on-hand during Graduation Celebration
(March 14, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the D.P. Culp Ballroom)

to discuss the program and accept donations.


Want to Give Online?

Want to Give from Your Bank Account?

Electronic Funds Transfer Request (to make a gift from your bank account)

 Want to Give by Payroll Deduction?

Online Payroll Deduction Form

 Where Can You Designate your Gift?

You can support any area you choose, including your own Department
See the link below for more examples.

ETSU Gift Designations

 Want to Include ETSU in Your Estate Plans (a Planned Gift)?

 Want to Give from Your Individual Retirement Account (IRA)?

An IRA owner, age 70½ or over, can directly transfer, tax-free, up to $100,000 per year to an eligible charity such as the ETSU Foundation. This option, first available in 2006, can be used for distributions from IRAs, regardless of whether the owners itemize their deductions. Distributions from employer-sponsored retirement plans, including SIMPLE IRA plans and simplified employee pension (SEP) plans, are not eligible.

To qualify, the funds must be transferred directly by the IRA trustee to the eligible charity. Distributed amounts may be excluded from the IRA owner’s income – resulting in lower taxable income for the IRA owner. However, if the IRA owner excludes the distribution from income, no deduction, such as a charitable contribution deduction on Schedule A, may be taken for the distributed amount. 

Amounts transferred to a charity from an IRA are counted in determining whether the owner has met the IRA’s required minimum distribution.

More information available at


Make a gift to ETSU at any time by visiting For more information, contact Jon See, or 423-439-6141.


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