Antioch University Needs Your Support
Why give? Antioch University educates students to think critically, to act ethically and to pursue a life of engaged citizenship. With your help, we can increase scholarship dollars to assist students to attend Antioch, and we can expand student services and develop new programs. With your help, Antioch University students will have the opportunity to learn more and be more.
When you make a gift to Antioch University, your contribution will be put to work immediately-providing scholarships for current and future students, funding new programs, or creating reliable alternative sources of revenue by building the university’s endowment. The generosity of your gift will ensure ongoing support and help define our future. There are many ways to give, and each gift will have an impact on current as well as future students.
Antioch University also pursues funding from foundations and other sources in support of our programs and students.
Antioch University’s progressive values have been the catalyst of change in this country since 1852. Our alumni are living out Antiochian values through the world, “winning victories for humanity” as Horace Mann would remind us. Our impact on effecting social, economic, and environmental justice in this country and the world is more important now than ever.
Over the next two years, Antioch will focus on expanding its reach by “scaling up” key academic programs and launching new programs to serve more students and meet critical emerging needs nationally and globally.
The University is committed to raising $1M for this new initiative. When this is realized, the $1M+ Fund for the Future will be the catalyst to ignite the most progressive social justice serving and earth saving academic offerings of any university in the nation.
Today, undergraduate and graduate degrees have become a necessity rather than an advantage to potential employers. As funding for education becomes increasingly unpredictable, more and more students depend on scholarships and funds to help them pursue their dreams. Most students work at least part-time, many have family obligations, and all feel the pinch from rising prices for living expenses. Financial resources can make a difference in the ability of students to complete the degree and by making a gift you can give these students an opportunity they might not otherwise have to pursue higher education.
The Chancellor’s Discretionary Academic Innovation Fund was established in 2010 for the purpose of supporting academic innovation in teaching and learning that builds an integrated university, which fulfills the university’s Vision 20/20 and the campuses purposes.
Initiated in late 2009 this project has two aims: to collect the university’s historical records; and to document those individuals directly involved associated with the development of Antioch University. The project will culminate in a book outlining the university’s history and providing a lasting legacy for the university community.
Antioch University’s Ph.D. in Leadership and Change Program offers a unique curriculum with content heavily focused on issues of social justice leadership and change. The curriculum is learner-centered and designed for working professionals who are interested in enrolling in a full-time doctoral program while simultaneously maintaining their professional full-time work.
The Matt Magrath Scholarship enables the PhD in Leadership and Change (PhDLC) to offer annual tuition scholarships to support the study of leadership and change (scholarship and practice) that directly impacts and improves the lives of individuals and communities addressing addiction.
The Valentine Action Research Fund has been established to honor the legacy of James C. Valentine, the father of PhD in Leadership and Change (PhDLC) alumnus, Dr. Mike Valentine. With an initial founding family gift, $2,000 a year for the life of the fund will be available to support costs incurred by PhDLC students conducting approved action research dissertations with underserved populations. With the start of this fund, two research grants of up to $1,000 each are available each academic year. “Underserved populations” refers to communities within the United States or abroad that suffer from poverty and disparities in education, employment, health and/or other indicators of community well-being.
The Ruth Weisman and Mayneal Wayland Scholarship is merit-based and enables the PhD in Leadership and Change (PhDLC) program to offer annual tuition scholarships in support of scholarship and practice in leading change that directly impacts and improves the lives of women and/or girls in the United States or abroad.
The AU Fund provides general support to the operation of the university. These annual gifts from university alumni and friends enhance programs on each of the campuses. The challenge for the AU Fund is ensuring sustained growth to continue its support of academic programs and related support services
Annual Fund gifts supply the much-needed gift of flexibility and, therefore, are critical to the operation and advancement of the university and its programs. Annual funds are unrestricted, current-use funds that provide maximum flexibility for responding quickly to new opportunities and to meet immediate and unexpected needs. Your gift to the Annual Fund goes directly where it is needed most – to current students. Annual Fund gifts help ensure that we are able to provide students with much needed financial aid, up-to-date technology, library resources, new equipment, academic support, and a host of other essentials that enhance the quality of the education for our students.
Antioch University’s academic programs offer diverse experiences that enhance students’ lives, nurture their creative spirit and prepare students for future leadership roles. Our faculty, administration, and Board of Governors are continually researching and discussing ideas for new academic programs and concentrations that offer opportunities for our future students to be more competitive in their work.
Gifts to program development help the University create new academic programs that prepare students for the current employment trends and meet community needs. Developing new programs broadens the educational experience of our students, helps us attract new students, and creates new and exciting educational opportunities based on regional, national and global needs.
An endowment fund is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding; a gift made on the stipulation that the principal be maintained in perpetuity, and that only income from investment of the gift be expended.
Endowment gifts are invested to provide permanent annual support for scholarships, faculty, curriculum development and general operations. Endowment funds allow Antioch University to plan for the future with confidence and help provide a secure financial future for our students. You can help the University create a reliable source of future income by expanding the university’s endowment.
Planned giving benefits the university by establishing a lasting legacy. Our Institutional Advancement staff will help you create a philanthropic strategy tailored to meet your unique financial needs. Planned giving may involve bequests, life insurance, life income agreements, annuities, and trusts.