Student Membership in the Comenius Society
Any freshman, sophomore, or junior student who contributes $42 (as in 1742!) to the University, and any senior who contributes $142, receives student membership in the Comenius Society. The Comenius Society comprises alumni, trustees, friends, families, corporate leaders, faculty, staff, and students who share the conviction that Moravian defines what it means to be a 21st-century educational institution, carrying Comenius' ideals forward in a way that merits significant financial support. Student members will receive an invitation to a special recognition event, and a social media shout-out, and will be recognized on the monitors across campus.
Senior Class Gift
We have all benefited in one way or another from the generous contributions of the Hounds that have come before us, and now it is our turn to invest in the Hounds that will follow us. Tuition and fees cover only approximately ⅔ of a Moravian education, and support from dedicated donors makes up the rest. The Senior Class Gift helps to bridge that gap and makes Moravian a stronger institution. This year’s contributions to the Senior Class Gift Campaign will benefit current and future Hounds.
Follow our Senior Class Gift Campaign on Instagram at @moravian_scg_24.
The members of the Class of 2024 have determined that gifts made to the Senior Class Gift Campaign will support an Annual Fund area of their choice, from the Moravian Scholarship Fund or Athletics to Academic Departments or the Center for Career and Civic Engagement. The Senior Class Gift Committee’s participation goal is 69%. Help us in achieving our goal by giving your own gift today! Thank you for your support. As always, it’s a great day to be a Hound!
So far, the Class of 2024 began raising money during the Athletics Giving Challenge in November 2023!
Class Participation: Coming Soon!
Class Total Giving: Coming Soon ($XX avg. gift)
- Executive Board
- Bekkah Kehoe - President
- Bryan Krum - Vice President
- General Committee
- Aidan Malloy
- Angelene Pingue
- Brianna Nigrone
- Christian Colciaghi
- Derek Mason
- Drew Decatur
- Hannah Schurman
- Jordan Vargo
- Joseph Touni
- Juliana Rosario
- Liz Barnes
- Melanie Pagan
- Mike Irving
- Sam Gallagher
- Sophia Rivera
- Sophia Vitale
Student Comenius Society ($142+)
- Coming soon!
Honor Roll ($20.24+)
- Coming soon!
- Coming soon!
What is the Senior Class Gift Campaign?
The Senior Class Gift Campaign is a long-standing tradition at Moravian. It is an effort to raise awareness, educate, appreciate, and celebrate philanthropy on our campus. The Senior Class Gift Campaign is your first introduction to alumni giving, and is your opportunity to help your class leave a legacy by paying it forward for future Hounds! The Senior Class Gift Committee is responsible for spearheading all campaign efforts, including educating their peers about the campaign, soliciting for the campaign, attending weekly committee meetings, and planning all senior events hosted by the Senior Class Gift Committee. These events include 100 Days 'til Graduation, Final 30, and Senior Gala.
How can I give to the Senior Class Gift Campaign?
The Senior Class Gift Campaign accepts gifts from a variety of outlets. Seniors may make their gift using cash, check, credit card, or their security deposit.
When can I give my Senior Class Gift?
At any point during your senior year starting on July 1. Students can give on any given day, but we also encourage participating during key events throughout the year such as the Athletics Giving Challenge (fall) and Day of Giving (spring).
What is my security deposit?
All students who came to Moravian as resident students during their Freshman Year paid a $150 security deposit. This security deposit is not used until after you graduate to cover the costs of any damages that might occur in your residence hall during your senior year. If no damages occur, Moravian sends this security deposit back to you. You may give all or part of this deposit as your gift to the Senior Class Gift Campaign. If you use only a portion of your deposit, you will receive a check for the remainder after graduation. If you have a security deposit and do not wish to use it for this purpose, you can still give it to the campaign using cash, check, or credit card.
How do I give a gift to the Senior Class Gift Campaign?
You can give your gift online at moravian.edu/scg24 or contact Samantha Hickey '23, Assistant Director of Student Engagement & Philanthropy, at (610) 861-1546.
Where does my gift go?
This year, the Senior Class Gift Committee has decided that gifts given to the Senior Class Gift Campaign will benefit the Annual Fund. The Annual Fund is all-encompassing and acts as the foundation of fundraising at the University. Seniors may give to areas that are supported by the Annual Fund, such as the Moravian Scholarship Fund, the Blue and Grey Club, Academic Departments, or the Center for Career and Civic Engagement. We encourage you to give to an area of the University about which you are most passionate!
Can I give my gift in honor of someone?
Absolutely! We encourage seniors to give their gift in honor of a favorite professor, coach, mentor, or staff member who greatly impacted their experience at Moravian University. To give your gift in honor of someone, simply provide their name at the bottom of your pledge form. A personalized letter will be sent to this person indicating that a member of the senior class give a gift in his or her honor.
Do I have to make a gift to go to the events hosted by the Senior Class Gift Committee?
No, all seniors are invited to the events hosted by the Senior Class Gift Committee! However, giving to the campaign is highly encouraged, and greatly appreciated. Every contribution supports future Greyhounds!
Every year, a group of enthusiastic and dedicated students will call alumni, families, and friends of Moravian University to chat about experiences, update record information, and fundraise for the University.
In the 2022-2023 year, our group of 20 students raised over $40,000 in support of Moravian University and its students. In addition, they also made countless "Thank You" calls, and shared updates about the University. Thank you to everyone who answered our call and pledged their support!
Answer the Call!
When you get a call from Moravian, you are talking to a real student who is interested in learning about you and your own Moravian University experience. Please take a moment to share a favorite memory, impart some words of advice, or hear about what’s new on our campus! During the course of the conversation, your student caller will also ask you to consider supporting the University. Your gift of any size has a significant impact, and truly makes a difference! Whether it’s $5 or $500, we hope you will choose to support Moravian University in any way you can.
Don’t recognize our number?
We understand that you may have questions, or want to be sure that our call is legitimate. Phonathon’s caller ID is (610) 861-1336. If you have any questions, you can contact Samantha Hickey '23, Assistant Director of Student Engagement & Philanthropy, at (610) 861-1546.
If you didn’t receive a call from our students, please email Lisa Brand at email@example.com to verify we have your updated contact information.
What is the Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund is the foundation of fundraising at the University. It is an all-encompassing fund, but the primary focus is the Moravian Scholarship Fund (MSF), the University’s greatest need, which provides critical financial aid for academically qualified students to help make their education affordable. The Annual Fund has many different “funnels” such as the Blue & Grey Club (Athletics), Friends of Reeves Library, Music Alliance, Center for Career and Civic Engagement, and academic departments, to name a few. We encourage alumni to give to an area about which they are passionate!
Do I have to support the Moravian Scholarship Fund?
While the Moravian Scholarship Fund is the area of greatest need for the University, we recognize that giving is very individual and personal in nature, and supporting student scholarships is not a passion for everyone. We encourage supporters to give a gift to whichever area is a passion or priority for them!
Where does my money go?
Your money will go directly toward the area of the University you choose to support! You can support student scholarships, help an academic department, sponsor internship stipends, and much more.
Why do you ask for credit card gifts over the phone?
We understand that giving credit card information over the phone is not for everyone, and we have other methods of giving if this makes you uncomfortable, but we ask for credit card gifts for a few reasons. First, the University will benefit from your gift immediately. Credit card gifts are processed the next day and allow us to jump into action right away. Additionally, credit card gifts act as additional gifts to the University because it saves us on paper and postage costs. Lastly, credit card gifts are better for the environment by cutting down on paper usage!
How is my credit card information handled?
When you provide your credit card information over the phone, our student caller will record it and verify the information with you. The next day, this information is passed on to Lisa Brand, Assistant Vice President of Development Operations, who processes all gifts given to the University. Your credit card information is not stored or saved and is only processed by a full-time staff member.
Do I have to give my gift all at once, or can I spread it out across the year?
You have the option to do either! If you would like to give a one-time gift via credit card or by sending a check in the mail, we will happily accept! You can also opt into our monthly giving program. This is a group of loyal supporters dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our students on a monthly or recurring basis. By giving a monthly gift, these supporters have an immediate and consistent impact on our campus! When you enroll in monthly giving, you can choose a gift amount that works best for your budget. Our Phonathon callers can enroll you, and you can manage your monthly or recurring gifts at any time—you can set up direct withdrawals based on the frequency and date you wish, increase or decrease your recurring gift, or opt out of the program.