Annual Giving

Alumni and friends of the University are asked to donate to the Annual Fund Campaign each year through visits, direct mailings, and the Fall Phonathon. The University operates with a balanced budget and relies primarily on four principal funding sources to operate its programs – tuition and fees; auxiliary enterprises; state appropriations and government grants; and annual charitable gifts. The Annual Fund is an unrestricted campaign conducted by the University and these gifts permit flexibility in their use and can be directed to scholarships, programs, and projects that have the greatest need.

In spring 2016, 1,752 students were receiving Financial Aid at Athens State through Need-Based Scholarships and Grants, Federal Loans, and other scholarships and grants. The necessity is there – we need your help to get our students from where they are to where they need to be.
For information about the Annual Fund, please contact the University Advancement Office at (256)233-8215 or:


David Brown
Assistant Vice President for University Development
300 North Beaty Street
Athens, Alabama 35611
Office: 256-233-8187