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Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign FAQ's

Why should I support Siena by making a gift through the Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign?

Giving is a personal decision and our individual reasons for contributing are many. But we have at least one common purpose—to support the reason we’re all here—the students.

As faculty and staff members, we have the privilege of working closely with students. The Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign allows us the opportunity to show that we believe in our students’ potential. As you may know, tuition and state funding do not cover the entire cost to educate a student. Private gifts help make up the difference by supporting resources and opportunities such as new technology, library acquisitions and scholarships.

A high faculty/staff giving percentage is an endorsement by employees that the College is a worthy place to work for and deserving of their financial investment. Faculty and staff participation also plays a major role in academic rankings and the university's overall reputation.

Ultimately, your participation is a vote of confidence in Siena and its future.

How much should I give?

Any amount that feels comfortable for you. Participation is truly our number one goal each year. Every gift will make a difference.

May I designate my gift to any area of campus?

You can designate your gift to any school, department or academic program of your choice. Many donors opt to support the Annual Fund - which allows the College to address the area(s) with the greatest need and unexpected opportunities that might benefit Siena. Others choose to give to the area or program where they’re employed so they may see their gifts at work firsthand.

How does payroll deduction work?

Payroll deduction is one of the most convenient ways to make a gift. By completing the payroll deduction section of the Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign form or using the online payroll deduction commitment form, you can specify the amount you would like deducted from each paycheck, the start date and the area to receive your gift.

How can I make a gift?

Making a gift is quick and easy! Go to our online gift form or complete the Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign Form and return it to the Development Office.

I already made a gift this year; do I have to make another gift to be a participant?

Thank you for your gift! Any contribution made to Siena during the fiscal year (June 1 – May 30) makes you a participant.

I have other questions that aren't answered on this website; who can I contact?

Feel free to contact Shirley Hamm, Annual Fund Coordinator at shamm@siena.edu.