Campaign FAQs

Why am I being asked to give? How much should I give?

Your gift through the Faculty Staff Campaign is an opportunity to make a positive statement in support of giving to Auburn. When we give, we inspire others to support the university. You can give $5, $50, $500, or more. Becoming involved at a level that is meaningful to you is most important.

To learn more about the various ways to make your gift, including through our secure online giving site, payroll deduction, or monthly bank draft, visit our Ways to Give page.

Who gives through the annual Faculty Staff Campaign?

Everyone who wants to! All full-time and part-time employees are invited to participate in the Faculty Staff Campaign. Additionally, if you are an alumnus of Auburn, your gift to the Faculty Staff Campaign will also be counted in alumni participation rates.

Can I give for someone else?

No! Please remember, everyone’s participation counts! We hope you will encourage others to make a gift that is meaningful to them.

Can I make an anonymous gift?

Yes! Simply note your preference on the gift card.

Are gifts tax-deductible?

Yes! Your gift to benefit Auburn, made through the Auburn University Foundation, a 501(c)3 chartibale organization, is considered by the IRS to be a tax-deductible, charitable donation.

Who knows whether or not I’ve participated?

Your decision to participate in the campaign is personal and remains confidential.

I think I may have already made a gift this year. How can I be sure?

All gifts made by employees from May 1, 2014, to the end of this year’s Faculty Staff Campaign will be counted. To check on yours, call 844.1142 or email

Can I make a gift jointly with my spouse or partner?

Yes! Indicate on the gift card that the contribution is to be shared and provide your spouse or partner’s name. If they also work for the university, spouses and partners can count their gifts as joint or individual gifts. Spouses and partners who work off campus should check with their human resource office to determine if their company will match your gift. Complete the proper matching form and include it with your gift.

What if I think I have an existing payroll deduction?

To check the status of your payroll deduction, please call 844.1142 or email To increase your deduction amount, add another designation, or for other changes to your deduction, please use our campaign gift form. A payroll deduction should be used for recurring gifts. Additionally, membership payments or athletic ticket priority contributions may not be made through payroll deductions.

What about a deferred gift?

Deferred gifts, such as gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and bequests also count as Faculty Staff contributions. For more information, please call the Office of Trusts, Estates and Gift Planning at 334.844.3056.

I have a question that was not covered, who do I contact?

Please contact the Auburn Fund by calling 844.1142 or emailing

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