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 Why Give... 



The reasons people give to Slippery Rock University are as numerous as the donors themselves. One thing is for certain - the 'Culture of Giving' has begun at Slippery Rock University. Discover how your gift can make a difference by:

Attracting talented students:They shape universities, recruiting higher-quality classes and elevating regional and national reputation. Eighty academic standouts - some with grade-point averages above 4.0 - began their first year at Slippery Rock University this fall thanks to the University's new Merit Scholarship. Meet Nikki Gwin, one of these students.

Honoring faculty: Many graduates attribute their success to the influence of a particular faculty member.  This was the case with Dr. Susan Tritt, a doctor in California.  She fondly remembers faculty member Dr. Thomas Gaither from the biology department.  In his honor, Dr. Tritt established the Dr. Thomas Gaither Scholarship. Through annual gifts to the fund, a deserving student is receiving financial aid and Dr. Tritt is able to show her gratitude to a deserving mentor.

Creating a legacy:  Don and Terry Phillips are both Slippery Rock University graduates who value the education they received here. Through their generosity, the Don and Terry Phillips Scholarship has been created. The scholarship is awarded each year to an education major and will continue in perpetuity to honor the Phillips.

Receive tax benefits: Giving can positively impact your income tax or estate tax situation.

Boost the value of your diploma:  By financially supporting Slippery Rock University, alumni help build its reputation and in turn that builds confidence and the reputation of the graduate's diploma.


Your gift can support a wide variety of opportunities at Slippery Rock University.  Make your gift count by designating it for the area of greatest need through our unrestricted Fund for Excellence. Whatever your choice, you can be assured that 100% of each dollar you give will go directly to the fund you intended.



The reasons people give to Slippery Rock University are numerous.  However, one thing is for certain - the 'Culture of Giving' has begun at Slippery Rock University. 

Discover how your gift can make a difference.