Student Philanthropy

At Radford University, our commitment is to build awareness in students by practicing the three G's:

Radford University students at Thank-a-thon


Generosity is at the heart of all Highlanders. The reasons for many scholarships, programs and other opportunities at Radford University are made possible because of the generosity of alumni, donors and students just like you. Your generosity helps grow the spirit of giving back at Radford University. We invite students to learn more about donor generosity through trivia events and on-campus scavenger hunts that help students see named buildings and facilities on campus and the donors who made those spaces possible through their financial support.


We recognize the generosity of our donors who selflessly give to pay it forward, and we make a deeper connection by expressing our gratitude through events that give students the opportunity to personally thank donors for their support. Events such as Thank-a-thon and the Partners in Excellence Celebration are opportunities for students to make personal connections with donors and gain a greater understanding of what their gifts make possible.


Giving back is an expression of our #HighlanderPride. All of our generous donors made a first gift at some point in time. You can direct your philanthropy so that you, too, can make a positive impact on current and future Radford University students in an area that has been significant in your Highlander journey. When you give, you're supporting the future of a Highlander just like you! You may direct your gift to your college, a department, an athletic team, the arts, student emergency funds and so much more.

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We suggest making a gift in honor of your class year to celebrate your first gift! As a current senior, your first gift of $20.22 will make an impact on the students who follow you. Big or small, all gifts make an impact on the Highlander family!

Make your donation starting October 24 to support the Highlander Senior Class Scholarship.

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Philanthropy is defined as “the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes” (“Philanthropy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Oct. 2021).