Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is an essential resource for Suffolk. It’s where our supporters—alumni and friends, students and their families—contribute unrestricted gifts, meaning gifts which are not restricted for a specific purpose by donors.

Why Give to Suffolk University’s Annual Fund?

When you give to the Suffolk Fund, you empower Suffolk with the flexibility to respond quickly to urgent needs, both current and emerging, and promote student achievement through:

  • Scholarships that help students to afford their college education
  • Curricular innovation that keeps pace with academic and social trends
  • Technology that facilitates teaching and learning
  • Library materials and facilities at the core of our academic mission
  • Career-enhancing student internships and other forms of experiential learning
  • Training, equipment, and travel for student-athletes as they compete in a wide array of sports

Directing Funds Where They’re Needed Most

Last year, thousands of people expressed their commitment to Suffolk by giving over one million dollars to the Annual Fund. While just a fraction of the University’s operating budget, Annual Fund dollars were directed where they were needed most and are a vital part of the University’s annual budget. As the roster of Annual Fund donors continues to grow, it inspires even more donors to invest generously in Suffolk’s future.

A Gift at Any Level

You may be aware of the U.S. News & World Report university rankings, but you may not know that this survey includes data on alumni giving by the institution. When you give to the Annual Fund at any level, you help Suffolk to attain a higher alumni participation rate—which improves the ranking of your alma mater, helps us stay competitive with our peers, and increases the value of your degree.

Once you are ready to donate to the Annual Fund, you can choose to give to the University in general—or you may designate a school or college annual fund (e.g., Suffolk Law, the College of Arts & Sciences, or the Sawyer Business School). These gifts, collectively, are allocated to the areas of greatest need within that Suffolk unit—or within the University at large.

Your gift to the Annual Fund helps our students achieve their educational and professional goals, for which we are deeply grateful.
Make your contribution to the Suffolk Annual Fund

For further information on the Suffolk Annual Fund, please contact Moss Lynch, BSJ ’12, MA ’14 by email or phone at 617-573-8445.