Campus Campaign: Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Campus Campaign?
What will my gift be used for?
Can I specify where my contributions should go?
Why should I give and how much should I give?
What are my payment options?
If I signed up for payroll deduction last year, will it automatically renew?

When does payroll deduction begin?
Is my gift tax deductible?
How can I find out more information about the Campus Campaign?
How can I find out what I gave last year?

 

What is the Campus Campaign?

The Campus Campaign is a campus wide initiative where faculty, staff and administrators make a gift to Marist’s annual unrestricted fund more widely known as the Marist Fund. Campus support helps our College build a case for external funding such as grants and even helps to increase Marist’s national ranking among numerous national publications.

What will my gift be used for?

The Marist Fund supports a number of initiatives across campus. Below are just a few:

• Scholarships and financial assistance
• The experience of studying in a foreign country
• New programs and student services
• Internships that lead to future career opportunities
• First-class academic facilities providing the most modern teaching innovations

Can I specify where my contributions should go?

Yes, however, unrestricted giving allows those leading the College to determine the most impactful way to direct your funds as Marist’s area of greatest need can change from year-to-year. With that said, every gift helps! If you do wish to make a restricted gift you are welcome to do so by indicating where you would like your funds to be directed.

Why should I give and how much should I give?

We ask you to give because we believe that our College is worth the investment. Every gift, no matter the dollar amount, is important. Your participation is key to the success of our campaign. It will show donors that a large percentage of our faculty and staff are ready to step forward and support our students and programs.

What are my payment options?

Marist Fund gifts can be made through cash, check, credit card or payroll deduction. With payroll deduction a small amount will be deducted from your paycheck for 24 pay periods based upon the total amount of your gift. You can make a difference at Marist with as little as $2 per pay period.

If I signed up for payroll deduction last year, will it automatically renew?

No. If you choose to make your gift via payroll deduction, you must fill out a new pledge card indicating the gift amount for fiscal year 2014. You can view the payroll deduction options and then print a payroll deduction form here to make a pledge.

When does payroll deduction begin?

July 1, 2014

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes

How can I find out more information about the Campus Campaign and how can I find out what I gave last year?

You can call the Office of College Advancement for more information at 845-575-FUND (3863).

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