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Why Give

why give

At Norfolk State University, our students and faculty are making a difference every day on our campus, in our community, across the nation and around the world. But we don't do it alone. We do it through the generosity of alumni, parents and friends — like you — who also believe strongly not only in what NSU do, but also in how we do it.

Your annual gifts allow us to provide scholarships to deserving students, recruit high-caliber faculty, fund academic research, support our Spartan student-athletes, and serve the community in countless ways.  By making an endowment contribution, you help our students change the world today and you change our students for a lifetime.

So why should you make a gift to Norfolk State University?

Because you're proud!

Alumni and friends like you assure that Norfolk State University will never stop transforming lives. Your gift, whatever its size, makes a huge difference in assuring the NSU experience will be available to new generations of students.

Gifts like yours also sustain the university and bolster the value of a NSU degree. They are investments in the future of the university and the students, faculty and staff who will shape the future of Virginia and the world.

Because you can make a difference!

Through gifts from alumni and friends like you, the university has:

  • Helped undergraduates afford to stay on campus
  • Retained faculty members in a competitive market
  • Inspire and support the next generation of Spartans by making a gift to the Annual Fund.