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Support the Honors College

The Honors College embraces support from our students, alumni, parents, faculty/staff, and friends. Your gift will support student scholarships, student research opportunities, and other related program needs. Our community continues to grow and develop in new and exciting directions as a result of this generosity.

Donations to the Honors College  

As the student population of the Honors College has grown to its full complement of more than 400 students, there is a strong need for additional endowment funds to support the Living-Learning Experiences, Academic Priorities, and Study Abroad. We hope that you will consider making a gift to one of the Honors College funds detailed below.  Your gift will impact current and future classes of Honors College students.  It will be instrumental in supporting the delivery of unique Honors College programming that has broad reaching benefits to the entire university.  

The Richard R and JoAnn Eakin Fund for Living-Learning Experiences 

Dr. Richard Eakin, Chancellor Emeritus and Interim Dean of the Honors College, retired from the Honors College on June 30, 2013.  In honor of Dr. Eakin's many contributions and his leadership role in the development of the Honors College, a priority fund has been established: the Richard R. and Joann Eakin Fund for Living-Learning Experiences. All contributions to this fund will directly support Honors College students and the living-learning programming series. Gifts may be made through the online giving website by selecting 'Honors College' as the fund and 'Richard R. and Joann Eakin Fund for Living-Learning Experiences' as the second fund using the drop-down menus. 

The Marilyn Sheerer Fund for Academic Priorities 

Dr. Marilyn Sheerer served as the Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at ECU until stepping down on August 15, 2014 and was a huge initiator in founding the Honors College. In honor of Provost Marilyn Sheerer's many contributions and leadership role in the support of the Honors College, a priority fund has been established: the Marilyn Sheerer Fund for Academic Priorities. All contributions to this fund will directly support Honors College students and faculty by providing for research opportunities, technology, and other academic needs. Gifts may be made through the online giving website by selecting the 'Marilyn Sheerer Fund for Academic Priorities' as the fund using the drop-down menu.

The Michael F. Bassman Fund for Study Abroad 

Dr. Michael F. Bassman, named the first Distinguished Honors Professor Emeritus after previously serving as Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of the Honors Program, retired in June, 2014. In honor of Dr. Bassman's many contributions and his leadership role in the development of the Honors College, a priority fund has been established: the Michael F. Bassman Fund for Study Abroad.  All contributions to this fund will directly support Honors College students by helping defray expenses for students to have the opportunity and experience of studying abroad. Gifts may be made through the online giving website by selecting 'Michael F. Bassman Fund for Study Abroad ' as the fund using the drop-down menu.

How can I make a gift?

There are many ways to support The Honors College. Make a gift online now or learn about other giving options below.

Make an online gift now: Contribute to the Honors College or another program of your choice through the ECU online giving site.

Make a gift by cash or check: For your convenience, you may download a pledge form on the ECU advancement site, then print the form and mail it with your gift.

Make a gift by payroll deduction: East Carolina employees may have gifts deducted from their paycheck by returning a monthly payroll deduction form to Office of Gift Records, Mail Stop 301.

Stock gifts: The guidelines for making gifts of stocks or securities may be downloaded from the ECU advancement site.

Planned giving and other gifts: Plan for the future through bequests, retirement plans, charitable trusts, life insurance, and personal property. For more information, please visit the ECU advancement site or contact the office of planned giving at (252) 328-9550.

Corporate and foundation support: Support East Carolina through mutually beneficial relationships with corporations and private foundations for programs and initiatives across the university. For more information, please visit the ECU advancement site.

Where do I send my gift?

Office of Gift Records
Greenville Centre, Suite 1100
Mail Stop 301
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Does my company participate in a matching gift program?

Some employers match the gifts of retirees and/or spouses. Please visit our matching gifts site to see if your company has a matching gift program.

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes, to the full extent allowable by law. You must claim the gift as an itemized deduction on your tax return.

Will I get a receipt for tax purposes?

Yes, soon after your gift is received, you will receive a printed receipt for your gift.

I have more questions about making a gift. Who should I contact?

Please contact Nate Evans, Honors College Major Gifts Officer, at (252) 737-5232 or evansna@ecu.edu.

On behalf of all of us in the Honors College, thank you for the consideration of your support.

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