Alumni and Friends, like other donors to a cause, want to know that their resources are being used wisely and directed toward a venture that they can feel good about. With this in mind, Rust College has developed a variety of opportunities for investment. Some of these you might consider include:

Adopt a program

A chance for an alumnus/friend to have ownership in a specific program major or program within a major (could be renewable on a yearly basis).

Named scholarship

In honor of a friend or relative or in memory of someone who has passed away.

Other named opportunities

These could include the Business and Computer Science Building, laboratories, studios, auditoriums, athletic facilities, campus roads, classrooms, and a variety of other possibilities

Adopt a student

One can express an interest in supporting a student’s educational experience for one year – a student might be assigned to an alumnus/friend as a mentor for that year as well as for financial support – you might consider students by way of a particular major area of study (regular correspondences would be encourage between the student and supporter.

Specific opportunities to invest in equipment

The college always has a need for the latest technology available.

Unrestricted giving

These will be monies given to the College by alumni/friends to be used where the need is the greatest.

Faculty or staff endowed chairs

An opportunity to sustain a chair and provide continuous support for a faculty or staff member in a department area chosen by the donor.

Planned giving

Taking advantage of any one of a number of planned giving opportunities that may be unrestricted of focus on specific Rust College programs including trusts, annuities, pooled income fund, deferred gifts of property, home or equipment, and life insurance with College owning the policy.

For more information contact Dr. Ishmell Edwards
Vice President College Relations
(662) 252-8000 x4014