Centenary University’s mission is simple, yet far-reaching: to educate leaders who will someday shape our world. Our benefactors—alumni, parents, business professionals, companies, and friends—play a critical role in this mission. Your gifts to Centenary University fund top academic programs, scholarships for deserving students, outstanding athletics, campus improvements, and much more. There are many ways you can support Centenary University and advance the future of our students. Make an immediate impact through an annual gift, create your own legacy, or make a long-lasting impact through planned or endowment giving. These flexible options allow you to design the gift that works best for you and your loved ones. Here are some ways to make the biggest impact:

The Centenary Fund

The Centenary Fund provides immediate, flexible resources that make a direct impact on the student experience, including through scholarships and financial assistance. Through their gifts, donors fund bold learning initiatives that create extraordinary opportunities for Centenary University students.

Annual Gifts

Centenary University relies on annual gifts from donors like you to provide a predictable source of funding that supports leading academic programs, extracurricular activities and athletics, campus improvements, and more.

Leadership Giving

A select group of benefactors leads the charge in helping to shape Centenary University’s future. The dedicated members of The Centenary Society and the President’s Advisory Council (PAC) have demonstrated their commitment to the University through a high level of sustained support.


Your gift to the unrestricted scholarship fund provides opportunities for young adults to experience the life-changing power of a Centenary education. At Centenary, 99% of all incoming freshmen receive a grant or scholarship, with an average award of more than $27,000. Every gift—whether large or small—helps to make a Centenary education affordable for students who may not otherwise attend college.

Endowment Gifts

Create a lasting legacy while providing crucial support for the University, now and in the future.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts allow you to support Centenary, while receiving tax and other financial incentives.

Matching Gifts

Double the impact of your generosity to Centenary through a matching gift from your employer.

Stocks and Securities

Support Centenary while gaining extra tax advantages through your gift of appreciated securities.