What To Support

The Fair Dillard Fund (formerly the Annual Fund)

Every year alumni, parents, and friends support Dillard through The Fair Dillard Fund.

These unrestricted gifts support current operations and are critical in meeting the day-to-day needs of the university. Every dollar helps to support students, faculty members, and programs on campus by giving the President the ability to respond to the everchanging needs of the university.

In short, your gift to the Fair Dillard Fund makes a real difference and ensures that Dillard remains one of the premier liberal arts universities in the region and world.

Other Gift Designations:

General Scholarship Fund

Scholarships provide opportunities for top-tier students to attend Dillard, attracts a diverse student body of deserving students and is based on need and academic criteria. As the cost of providing a world-class education continues to rise, and as federal dollars shrink, scholarship support has become more vital than ever.

Religious Life Fund

Gifts to the Religious Life Fund help to further Dillard’s moral and ethical ideals, the foundation on which the university stands. These gifts help promote our campus ministry and community outreach initiatives. Dillard University is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ.

Bleu Devil Athletics Fund

Gifts to the Bleu Devil Athletics Fund are used by the athletic director to fund scholarships for student-athletes, purchase uniforms for Bleu Devil teams, and support athletic facilities and equipment improvements.

S.A.F.E Fund (Student Aid for Financial Emergencies)

The SAFE Fund contributes emergency funding assistance to retain Dillard students who might otherwise be forced to forfeit attending school due to short term financial hardships. This fund was established to give vital assistance to at-risk students who, through no fault of their own, cannot afford some or all of their books, fees, housing or are unexpectedly confronted with a financial emergency.

Will W. Alexander Library

Gifts to the Will W. Alexander Library ensures that we can continue to provide the highest quality learning tools and information to enhance the educational experience of our Dillard family. The Will W. Alexander Library welcomes you as a patron!

Gleaming White & Spacious Green Fund

These funds are used for general landscaping, maintenance, preservation and beauty enhancements of our buildings and lawns. In addition, funds will be used to maintain, save or replace (if necessary) our historic oak trees.

All gifts are tax-deductible.