Why Give

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  • We have 36 degree programs that prepare students for a successful career in their chosen field.
  • We have high quality teaching, advisement, individualized attention, and extensive faculty-student interaction.
  • We have over 75 student organizations that encourage independence, development, critical thinking skills, and an overall sense of connection.
  • We have an athletic program that fields men's and women's sports.

Make a differenceGive Because TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Through gifts from alumni and friends like you, the university is able to:

  • Recruit and retain students
  • Help undergraduates afford to stay on campus
  • Retain faculty members in a competitive market

Inspire and support the next generation of Tigers by making a gift to the Annual Fund.

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The role of HBCU’s in the world has never been more important. In addition to generating life-changing research, Savannah State University educates a significant number of our future leaders in science, engineering, business, public policy, history, education, journalism, mass communication and more.

State tax dollars plus tuition built the Savannah State University University into a high quality university. The university has leveraged these core dollars to attract gifts and grants. The funding model, however, is shifting dramatically.

Fifty years ago, state funding covered 90 percent of core educational costs; as of 2014-15, it covered about 40 percent of the core budget and 15 percent of the overall SSU budget. That has meant the university has had fewer core dollars to attract outside funding and fights each day to maintain the quality of a SSU education.

Your support TODAY helps to address our immediate needs and sustain us for our future.

Hear firsthand why giving matters
Financial support from scholarships enable students like Brandt to explore the many opportunities that SSU has to offer.

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Savannah State is on an upward trajectory. The work we do here matters, and it requires resources greater than those provided through state appropriations. Your philanthropy powers our vision.

You can create a scholarship endowment that opens doors to achievement and success for a diverse student body, ensuring that financial barriers never slow academic inquiry, imagination or drive. You can boost the department that changed your life, help renew and reimagine our facilities, or build robust undesignated funds that allow the university to quickly meet challenges and embrace opportunities. You can make a gift to support the extracurricular activity that you loved and that will help other students find their own unique places at SSU too.

Gifts of every size and type matter. Your gifts, especially when combined with gifts from other donors, change lives.

There’s a growing culture of giving back at Savannah State, and this energy reinforces our ability to be a pacesetter and to ensure that possibility is never out of reach.

Together, we’re focused on an unlimited future. Thank you for your support.

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