The Annual Campaign

The Annual Campaign offers the opportunity to alumni, friends, staff, faculty, and business partners to give to Excelsior College on an annual basis. It is one of the few sources of unrestricted dollars for Excelsior College and is vital to the College's ongoing creativity and responsiveness.

Annual Campaign gifts are put to use immediately where they are needed most and support student scholarships, faculty resources, academic programs and innovation, and technological and media resources – all the things that make up the Excelsior experience.

Gifts of all sizes are welcome. Participation matters too. When more people give, it demonstrates the value of investing in Excelsior College. The percentage of alumni who give each year is one of the factors considered by corporations, foundations, and ranking organizations when making philanthropic decisions.

At any amount, annual campaign gifts to the College do make a difference. They are used to:

  • Provide scholarships for a growing number of financially strained degree candidates who are not eligible for other forms of financial support.
  • Enable Excelsior College to meet the demands of an expanding enrollment which grew this year to a student head count of more than 35,000.
  • Support investments in technology that strengthen Excelsior's vital infrastructure, facilitate the development and delivery of new multimedia courses, allow greater interaction between students, as well as the development of programs intended specifically for alumni.
  • Demonstrate to corporations, foundations and other prospective donors your pride in Excelsior College and the fact that this is an institution worthy of their support, as well as yours.

Giving Ever Upward

Associate Degree in Nursing Scholarship Fund
Provides invaluable support to break down financial barriers to program completion, encouraging students to continue to reach their goals. These funds are flexible and can be used to pay for examinations and fees—even preparatory expenses for the Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam (CPNE). Funds raised through this scholarship fund are rapidly distributed to individuals who, by any standard, are in need of support.

Examination Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarship assistance to students taking Excelsior examinations.

Military Spouse Scholarship Fund
This fund supports spouses of active duty military who can receive up to $1,500 per year from Excelsior, as well as reduced tuition and fees, and assistance in applying for federal financial aid. The fund also extends its scholarship support to the career-related offerings of the Center for Professional Development.

Ever Upward Scholarship Fund
A unique fund which allows Annual Campaign donors of $500 or more to honor a loved one or commemorate an important event through the one-time named award of a scholarship to a student in need. Use the Ever Upward Scholarship Program form (PDF) to designate your gift.

Faculty Development Fund
This fund provides training and scholarship opportunities that enhance the online learning experience and contribute to student success.

LTC Bryant A. Murray Veterans Center
Offers resources and support to all veterans for both academic and life needs.

The President's Scholarship Fund
Assists students demonstrating academic potential and financial need.

Partners in Lifelong Learning Scholarship Fund
Assists students living near the home of Excelsior College.

Join the Purple & Gold Society
Excelsior's Purple & Gold Society recognizes our most loyal donors who have supported the College for three or more years consecutively.

Contact Information

To discuss how you can make a difference please contact us at:

Development Office:

888-647-2388 ext. 145 

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