Posted by Sean Flynt on 2009-03-12

Samford celebrated Philanthropy Difference Day March 9. The event marked the theoretical date that Samford ceased to operate on tuition revenue and began to operate on donor gifts.

The university's fiscal year began on July 1, 2008, and tuition dollars cover only 69 percent of the cost of operating the university through the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2009.

The other 31% must come from funds donated by alumni and other friends.

Make a gift today!

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.