Funds would be used for existing scholarship programs, ranging in vintage from the one-year-old University Fellows for top academic students to the 80-year-old Samford marching band. Additional endowment would provide new program-specific and needs-based scholarships
Income from endowed academic chairs and professorships would fund research and help to attract and retain quality faculty to join Samford’s nationally-recognized faculty.
Funds would be used to support existing or new academic programs in each of Samford’s eight academic schools.
The Cooney Family Field House for football, completed in fall 2009, is a capital project included in the campaign. Other projects being considered are an expanded and renovated student center, residence facilities and a building for Samford’s burgeoning Brock School of Business. Capital projects will be undertaken as funding is available.
Annual Fund Support
Most major institutional campaigns focus on capital or new projects, but because tuition revenue alone cannot support a major university like Samford, annual giving to support day-to-day instructional needs is crucial.