The Ferrum Fund provides the financial resources necessary to respond to the immediate
challenges of the College. The main objectives of the Ferrum Fund are to increase
the number of Ferrum donors, to secure annual gifts, and to enhance the relationship
between alumni, friends, and the College. Some of the areas impacted by the Ferrum
- Increasing of financial aid
- Provision of additional resource materials for Stanley Library.
- Preservation of our buildings and grounds
- Funding of student research projects
- Retention and attraction of exceptional faculty
Why should I support the Ferrum Fund?
Current students depend on the support of alumni and friends of the College to make
their Ferrum experience that much more fulfilling. When you support the Ferrum Fund,
you are helping mold a Ferrum student’s future by ensuring that they receive the best
education possible. You are also adding value to a Ferrum degree by enhancing the
College’s academic offerings and co-curricular programs.
How is money raised for the Ferrum Fund each year?
Money is raised for the Ferrum Fund through two annual, student-led phonathons; mailings
to alumni, parents, and friends of the College; and through the support of churches,
community businesses, and corporations.
How much should I give?
The amount of your gift is your decision to make. Every gift counts and provides a
number of opportunities to current Ferrum students. Give from your heart as you reflect
on what Ferrum means to you, the community, and to young people who desire the unique
education Ferrum can provide.
What is the Ferrum Fund goal?
The Ferrum Fund has two goals: a monetary threshold needed to meet the College’s annual
expenses and an alumni participation percentage rate.
What is alumni participation and why is it so important?
Alumni participation is the percentage of alumni who support Ferrum. Each year, colleges
and universities are ranked based on a number of criteria, including Alumni participation.
It is also a favorable determinant for outside corporations and foundations when considering
whether to fund grant requests from the College.
Will I be recognized for supporting this fund?
Every donor who makes a gift to the Ferrum Fund, regardless of size, is listed in
the Honor Roll of Donors. Other means of recognition are the Ruth and Arthur Societies.
Donors who give $1,000 within a fiscal year to the Ferrum Fund are recognized through
membership in the Arthur Society. Donors who make a gift to the College for ten consecutive
years are recognized through their induction into the Ruth Society.
I'm ready to make my gift. How do I get started?
Make your gift now by using our easy online form!
Other ways to send your gift
Call us to send your gift via credit card over the phone:
or call toll-free: 800-FERRUM1 (337-7861)
Send your check (payable to Ferrum College):
Office of Development
P.O. Box 1000
Ferrum, VA 24088
You can also contact us via fax: (540) 365-4203