Pierce Annual Fund

The Pierce Annual Fund touches everyone and everything on campus. It is our top fundraising priority because the University depends upon it to fund day-to-day operations and meet the annual operating budget. Unlike our endowment, which is invested, the Pierce Annual Fund is used to support the current year’s needs. These unrestricted funds also allow us to respond to changing circumstances and pursue new opportunities.

What does my Pierce Annual Fund gift support?
The Pierce Annual Fund provides support of critical needs of the University, including financial aid for students, funds to expand and enhance the academic programs, student life, athletics, technology, and the preservation of buildings and grounds.

Who gives to the Pierce Annual Fund?
People who care about Franklin Pierce and are invested in its future in the community. They include:

  • Alumni who know first-hand the value of their education here.
  • Parents who value the experience the University had on their son or daughter.
  • Faculty and staff who want to show added support.
  • Friends who have found the University to be a valuable resource.

Will my gift really make an impact?
Absolutely! Every gift, no matter what size, matters significantly. Collectively, gifts from alumni, parents, and friends can make an enormous difference in improving the educational experience. Your participation helps make outstanding programs and services available to current students.

How do I make my gift?
The quickest way would be to use our secure giving page. For more details, including how to make gifts of stock or where to learn more about putting Franklin Pierce in your will, please see our How to Give page.