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Faculty & Staff Giving

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Donations keep rolling in as Tarleton's Faculty and Staff Campaign continues. Less than a week remains to make your pledge or donation, with the annual campaign drawing to a close on April 25th

Gifts, which may be tax deductible, may be directed to areas of specific need or may be made to various campus organizations, programs or colleges at the donor's discretion. These gifts from faculty and staff are an endorsement of the University, announcing to alumni, friends, foundations, and corporations that Tarleton State University is an institution worthy of support and that support begins at "home." The Faulkenberrys have provide financial support to several campus programs including athletics as well as academics. 

Faculty/Staff Campaign 2017 Tarleton State UniversityWe are Texans.We are Tradition.We are Tarleton State University.We are a friendly smile.We are expanding Tarleton's horizons.We are an extra push.We are encouraging students to lead, serve, and succeed.We are a community.We are pursuing excellence in scholarship, teaching, and learning.Every day you support Tarleton with time, energy, and resources.Every day you support Tarleton with time, energy, and resources.With access to resources exceeding those provided by the State, we can enhance and create the programs that make Tarleton extraordinary.With access to resources exceeding those provided by the State, we can enhance and create the programs that make Tarleton extraordinary.When we all give, everyone benefits.Here's to you and all you do to make Tarleton exceptional!Here's to you and all you do to make Tarleton exceptional!You're Tarleton, Your TarletonYou're Tarleton, Your TarletonPlease help Tarleton create extraordinary opportunities for its students, faculty, and staff by participating in the Faculty/Staff Campaign. You may designate your gifts where you believe they will do the most good. Give Now.

Tarleton faculty members, Drs. Thomas and Eileen Faulkenberry, are believers in the mission of the annual campaign, which provide an opportunity for Tarleton employees to enhance the quality of campus programs through financial contributions. 

"Since arriving at Tarleton, we have always marveled at how different this university is compared to other universities," they said in a statement. "Tarleton truly exudes a 'family' atmosphere that is apparent to anyone who spends any time on our campus. To us, it seems only natural that our family should support the Tarleton family in every way we can." 

"We do this to support our Tarleton family, knowing that our contributions will provide support to students and programs in ways that will further the mission of our university," they said. "It feels good to know that we are helping to bring others into the Tarleton family."

It is important to know that 100% of your gift goes directly to the area designated by you and that even small gifts matter and are greatly appreciated.  There truly is strength in numbers. The power of every gift, of every size, is multiplied thousands of times over.

Giving is easy! You can:

Among the many giving opportunities across campus, there are numerous endowments and scholarships with Tarleton "ties" that may be of interest to you.

For more information about specific gift funds, please contact:
Cori Brown
Development Officer for Loyalty Giving Programs

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Why is faculty/staff giving so important to Tarleton?

Gifts from faculty and staff provide funding for important initiatives campus-wide. Gifts from faculty and staff are also an endorsement of the University, announcing to alumni, friends, foundations, and corporations that Tarleton State University is an institution worthy of support and that support begins at "home."

How is Faculty/Staff Campaign different from other fundraising efforts on campus?

Faculty/Staff Campaign contributions are used internally for Tarleton's individual programs, projects, and endowments. Faculty/Staff Campaign donors choose where they want their gifts to be used according to their interest areas within the university.

The State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) focuses on external charities. Gifts to the SECC support charities state-wide and are not related to the annual Faculty/Staff Campaign. Although these gifts do not support Tarleton initiatives, they do support and promote goodwill to our community and beyond.

When will faculty and staff be asked to make a gift?

The active phase of the Faculty/Staff Campaign occurs for three weeks in April. However, the Campaign is a year-round effort and gifts may be given at any time. Regardless of the timing of your gift, your participation will be recognized in the active phase of the Faculty/Staff Campaign.

May I designate my gifts to a particular area of the university?

Yes! The Faculty/Staff Campaign is the perfect opportunity for you to make an annual gift and show your support for your favorite campus initiative or academic department.

How will my gift be used?

It's your choice! You can designate your gift to any college, department, program, scholarship, or other initiative that you believe in at Tarleton.

How much of my gift will actually go the the fund(s) I select?

100 percent goes to the funds you have designated!

Is my gift confidential?

Yes. Each gift amount is kept confidential. The Development staff handles your giving information confidentially and with care.

Not everyone can afford to make a large contribution. What difference could a small gift make?

Each gift, no matter how big or how small, is important. Whatever amount, your gift shows that you believe in the fund you have chosen to support. There are many funds that receive a large number of "small" gifts.

Is my gift tax deductible?


How do I make my gift?

To make a one-time gift:

  • Cash: Drop off in person at the Office of Development, Tarleton Center Room 213. Please do not send cash through the mail, to ensure your gift is secure.
  • Check: Make payable to Tarleton State University.
  • Credit Card: Make your gift online.
  • Payroll Deduction: Campaign Form
How can I find out what I gave last year?

Information on personal giving history is available by contacting the Office of Development at (254)968-9769 or

How do I get a gift form?

You may download and print a campaign form or contact the Office of Development at (254)968-9769.

What do I need to know about payroll deduction?

Your gift will be automatically deducted from your pay each pay period beginning with the month you determine and continue until further notice. You may change your gift amount or designation at any time by contacting the Office of Development. Deductions are a minimum of $5.00 per pay period for a minimum of six consecutive months or pay periods. One-time payroll deductions cannot be processed.

How can I designate a gift in honor of or in memory of an individual?

To designate a gift in honor of a living individual or in memory of a deceased individual, faculty and staff should include a note with their completed gift forms that list the following (as applicable):

  1. The name of the individual being honored and his or her mailing address. A card will be sent to the let the individual know a gift was made in his or her honor.
  2. The name of the individual being memorialized and the name and mailing address of the family member who should be notified of the gift. Please also note the relationship of the family member to the deceased.
Will my gift through Faculty/Staff Campaign qualify me for the President's Circle?

Yes. Your undesignated gift of $1,000 or more per year qualifies you for membership in the President's Circle. Your gift, along with those of other Circle members, will work together to allow the president to seize opportunities that otherwise may very well be lost.

Gifts may be made by payroll deduction, cash, credit card, or securities. For gifts of payroll deduction, a monthly contribution of $83.34 for 12 months will qualify a donor for membership.

For more information about the President's Circle, including specific courtesies and benefits, please contact the Office of Development at (254)968-9769.

What is the Corporate Matching Gift Program?

Employees whose spouses work for companies that offer a matching gift program have an opportunity to double or even triple their gifts. The Corporate Matching Gift Program is a service provided by many companies that will match contributions from their employees to institutions of higher education. The donor's spouse will need to contact the employee service department of his or her employer to obtain the appropriate matching gift form. The matching gift form should then be completed and sent to:

Tarleton State University
Office of Development
Box T- 0260
Stephenville, TX 76402

How will my gift be recognized? What is the James F. Cox Society?
Faculty and staff who contribute financially to Tarleton automatically become members of the James F. Cox Society. The Society is named for Tarleton’s 9th president, who realized that Tarleton had a meager chance of survival as a private college and worked diligently to align with Texas A&M College. With the support of his faculty, staff and community leaders, Cox presented a proposal that A&M and the legislature found attractive, enabling Tarleton to become the founding member of The Texas A&M University System in 1917. President Cox hired the best faculty and staff the university’s slim budget would allow and later gave much credit to Tarleton’s survival to their determination, sacrifice and dedication. The James F. Cox Society exists in the same spirit of determination, sacrifice and dedication.