Annual Fund

The Wesleyan Fund for Our Greatest Needs

Participation in the Annual Fund, also known as the Wesleyan Fund,  demonstrates that North Carolina Wesleyan graduates, corporate and individual donors, faculty, staff, and friends in the community believe in the mission of the University.

A gift to the Annual Fund is an investment in the current and future students at Wesleyan!  Your gift acts as a vote of confidence, demonstrating that you support the leadership, the students, and the activities at NC Wesleyan.  Participation, particularly from alumni, serves to bring NCWU graduates together for a common purpose: maintaining North Carolina Wesleyan University’s tradition of excellence.

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Gifts of unrestricted dollars to the Annual Fund are critical in meeting the University’s daily needs.

Unrestricted gifts provide crucial funds to bridge the gap between tuition revenue and the actual cost of running the University, offering relief to the operating budget and directly affecting students, faculty and numerous programs. Most importantly, unrestricted gifts, regardless of the amount, allow the University to respond to the most pressing financial needs and seize unique learning opportunities for students as they arise.

We invite you to participate in the Annual Fund to ensure that NC Wesleyan continues preparing students for lifelong learning and to make a contribution to their communities.

Annual Fund FAQs

Why Give to the Wesleyan Fund?

In order for North Carolina Wesleyan University to accommodate its continuing growth, it requires significant resources.  Although enrollment continues to increase, tuition alone cannot support the cost associated with delivering a world-class education.

Annual gifts to the “Wesleyan Fund” … NC Wesleyan’s Annual Fund account … are made without restrictions.  This allows the college to spend these monies wherever the needs are the greatest.  That flexibility allows funding for innovative programs, unexpected repairs, and hands-on learning opportunities. It helps pay for financial aid awards, student research projects, internships, instructional technology, and so much more.

Every gift, regardless of the amount, helps to create a unique and rewarding NC Wesleyan experience for our students. Thanks to your generosity, you help make a difference at Wesleyan!

How Can I Make a Gift to NC Wesleyan?

NC Wesleyan makes it easy for donors by offering a variety of ways to give. You can make a gift on our secure giving site: or mail a check payable to NC Wesleyan, c/o Office of Advancement, 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd., Rocky Mount NC 27804.  To learn about other opportunities to make an impact, including stock transfers, naming opportunities, and bank drafts, please call 252.985.5581.

Is there a deadline for making a contribution?

No!  We always accept contributions. However, if you want your contributions to count in this year’s Annual Fund total, please make it on or before May 31st.

Want to Support a Specific Area of Interest?

You may wish to specifically designate, or restrict, your gift to a particular academic program, athletic team, or a specific scholarship endowment.  If so, there are a number of different options from which to choose.  If you don’t see your interest listed, feel free to contact one of our giving officers at 252.985.5581 and we will be happy to help you determine the best way to structure your gift.

To make a designated gift, identify your intentions on the notes line of your check or by selecting the specific areas listed on online donation form.