Impact Fund FAQ

What is the Impact Fund?

The Impact Fund is the primary way that alumni, parents, and friends support the University each year.  Your annual donation is an unrestricted gift that allows Millersville to offer an exceptional education to our students year after year and support the areas of greatest need throughout the University.

What does my gift to the Impact Fund support?

Gifts to the Impact Fund will help support Millersville students and programs, including academic and athletic scholarships, student programs, studen and faculty research, equipment, and the Millersville University Library.  Last year, 100% of all gifts to the Impact Fund helped Millersville students, with 89% funding student scholarships and 11% funding community partnerships and experientail learning opportunities to enhance student experiences.

Why does Millersville need my annual support?

Impact Fund dollars are spent each fiscal year to provide immediate support to meet the needs of our students and the University.  Surprisingly, tuition and state support does not cover the entire cost of a Millersville education.  The support of alumni, parents, and friends helps to guarantee that every Millersville student will have access to the resources, programs, and activities that make the Millersville experience second to none.

If I can't afford a large gift, will it still make a difference?

Yes!  All gifts, no matter the size, have a philanthropic impact at Millersville.  Last fiscal year, gifts under $100 added up to more than $93,000 in support to the Impact Fund.  Each gift makes a real difference to our students.

What are the ways I might be asked for a gift to the Imapct Fund?

Throughout the fiscal year (July 1-June 30), alumni, parents, and friends receive mailings and emails providing an opportunity to make your annual gift.  We look forward to connecting with you each year and helping you to include Millersville in our philanthropy.  You are always welcome to advise us of your solicitation preferences and you always have the quick and convenient option to give online anytime using our secure giving website,

To learn more about how Impact Fund gifts are used, click here.

To see where we stand among our sister institutions, click here.