Faculty & Staff Annual Campaign

Q & A

What is the Faculty & Staff Campaign?
This campaign is a one-month fund-raising effort exclusively for Whitworth employees to contribute financially to the university. During the month of November, faculty and staff are asked to make gifts and/or sign up for payroll-deduction to strengthen Whitworth’s scholarships and programs and to enhance the quality of a Whitworth education.

Why does Whitworth ask faculty and staff to give?
When faculty and staff make financial gifts to the university, they not only support Whitworth’s goals, they also send an important message about their commitment to Whitworth’s mission. This is a message that is important to communicate to outside funders. When Whitworth development officers are able to ask potential funders to join the Whitworth community in financially supporting our students, it speaks volumes about our belief in what we’re doing and about the students we serve.

What counts as participation in the campaign?
Gifts made and payroll deduction forms received from July 1 through November 30 are counted toward our goal of 60 percent participation. The amount of your gift doesn’t matter – it matters only that you give.

How do I know how my building is doing in this competition?
We’ll reveal the current level of participation among your building’s group via email each week, in hopes that it spurs on some healthy competition among our colleagues. You can also view updates here on our website. Any building that reaches 80 percent by November 30 will get a reception hosted by the Office of Annual Giving.

How do I make a gift?
You can make a gift three ways: 1) Online here: connect.whitworth.edu/facultyandstaff2017, 2) By setting up payroll deduction (see more info below), or 3) By sending your check (payable to Whitworth University) to the Whitworth Office of Annual Giving (Hawthorne Hall 118).

How does payroll deduction work?
If you sign up for payroll deduction through this campaign, your deductions will begin with your next paycheck. Click on "Give through Payroll Deduction" on any of the campaign webpages, follow the instructions on the form, and your gift will be automatically deducted from your paycheck. This information will be included with your payroll advice, and if you ever need to make adjustments, you may contact Whitworth Advancement Services at giving@whitworth.edu. Unless you indicate otherwise, your monthly gifts will be ongoing until you contact our office to change your deduction.

What areas can I support?
We’ve put together a list of areas in need of your support and also resonate with a large number of our staff and faculty. However, Whitworth employees are encouraged to give to the areas that are most important to them. Perhaps you’d like to see your contribution go to academic departments, special student funds and/or other programs on campus. Please view our donation form for ideas. If you don’t see the area you’d like to support, contact Whitworth Advancement Services at giving@whitworth.edu to find the fund that best matches your interests.

If your question isn't addressed here, please email the annual giving office.