Howard University

The Family Fund

Family Fund is the Universityís annual giving program for faculty, staff, and retirees. It has been vigorously supported thanks to the ongoing support of the Howard Family. Contributions to the Family Fund have a direct impact on the entire community by improving academic programs, funding undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships, enhancing existing programs, making capital improvements, and increasing library acquisitions.

A significant goal of the annual Faculty and Staff Campaign is to encourage donations and increase participation from our Family members. Since 1995, more than $5 million has been contributed by our Family. This is a tremendous achievement in which we take enormous pride. The success of the Family Fund is an expression of the collective confidence in the University.

Making a gift to the Howard Family Fund helps build a stronger institution for the entire community. Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated and make a significant impact when combined with thousands of others. Gift of property, or in-kind-gifts, are counted just like cash. When we receive your gift or $100 or more, you are automatically enrolled in one of our annual Donor Capstone Societies.

Increasing the Howard community participation in the Family Fund is vital to our success. Leaving a legacy at the University has also been important to many faculty and staff. Charitable estate planning is easily directed through the Family Fund with planned gifts such as bequests through Wills, life insurance gifts, gift annuities, remainder trusts, and real estate donations. Your gift is important to us. You may wish to pledge your support by using the online pledge form. Various methods of payments are available to you, simply choose payroll deduction, credit card or direct bill. If you wish to make a cash gift, attach your cash or check to the pledge form and mail to the Howard Annual Giving Office, 9th Floor Howard Center, Washington, DC 20059. The choice is yours. For additional information, please contact the Annual Giving Office at (202) 238-2441.

updated: July 12, 2016