University Giving FAQs

Your generous gifts sustain our great Wittenberg learning community. We all benefit from the generosity of others and encourage you to be a living example of our motto: Having Light We Pass It On to Others.

Wittenberg SealWhat is the Wittenberg Fund?

The Wittenberg Fund is the University’s unrestricted fund – it provides financial support for virtually every purpose and function of the Wittenberg learning community. Contributions provide sustaining support for academic, scholarship, cultural and athletic programs; faculty retention and recruitment; campus renewal and beautification; and other department programs and initiatives.

Why are philanthropic gifts important to the university?

The University has three primary sources of revenue: tuition, endowment earnings and gift income. Philanthropic gifts equal approximately $6 million of our revenue in an average non-campaign year. The more our donors, alumni and friends give, the better we are able to maintain salaries, facilities and tuition at competitive levels.

How can I give to Wittenberg University?

There are a number of easy ways to give – you can learn more here. You can always give by credit or debit card online.

Checks may be sent to:

The Wittenberg Fund
Wittenberg University
P.O. Box 720
Springfield, OH 45501-0720

Can I set up my gift in future payments?

Your gift can be made through several installments (monthly, quarterly, etc.). Gifts are tabulated as they come in and credited in the fiscal year received. Multi-year pledges can also be set up, for up to 5 years.

Does my gift really matter?

Every gift, no matter the size, is important to the overall effort. It is a greatly under-appreciated fact that we influence others by our acts of kindness, compassion and charity. Quite often, it is the smaller, sacrificial gift that inspires greater contributions from others. No great effort is achieved without the participation of many - and often in relation to the actions of others.

Is there someone who can answer my questions about the Wittenberg Fund?

Absolutely! Please contact Office of University Advancement office by phone: (937) 327-7430 or email We will be happy to answer your questions and be of any possible assistance. Please let us know how we can better serve your need for information and understanding of this issue important to us all.

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