“As a Samford student, I was challenged not simply to find an answer but to seek a solution that will impact humanity as a whole. Coming from rural Goodwater, Alabama, Samford unlocked opportunities that set me on track for my calling as a pastor. The Samford experience was made possible by generous donors and supporters of the university. Donors—like you—made an investment in Samford, and I was the beneficiary. I believe in Samford University because so many on this campus believed in me. My life has been set on a trajectory of unlimited possibilities because of Samford University.” Cameron Thomas, '14, M.Div. '18

Samford University is a complex network of buildings, land and people, all of which take time, and money, to sustain. A solid foundation of support allows us to maintain our campus and frees us to invest in our students and community by growing the reach of our offerings.

The Need

It costs $165 million per year to operate a quality university like Samford. Only 70% of this cost is covered by tuition and fees. With your help, we can close this gap and sustain the momentum and progress that has made Samford a top nationally ranked university.

The Goal

The goal is $60 million to offset operating costs and keep tuition rates affordable.

Priorities