We're Grateful For Your Support

From alumni to parents to faculty and friends, Nova Southeastern University has many generous supporters, and we are grateful for every one. We’re happy to help you find the method of giving that is most convenient for you.

When you give to NSU, you can trust that your gift is in good hands. The Office of Advancement Services’ dedicated team is committed to supporting you through every step of the giving process and providing you with any information you may need.

Advancement Services adheres to the highest standards and confidentiality rights—you can feel confident and informed about the causes you support. NSU has adopted the Donor Bill of Rights, demonstrating our promise to you that your information and gifts are handled securely and with respect. 

You’re committed to supporting NSU. And we’re committed to supporting you.

Giving FAQs

Need more information? Contact donorrelations@nova.edu or call 954-262-2100 to get in touch with a helpful and friendly team member.

Yes, you can set up planned giving by including NSU in your will and leave behind a legacy.

Learn how you can gift your will or living trust.

Fill out the giving form and select, “I am giving in honor of someone” under "Optional Instructions." Then, provide the person’s information and any additional info.
To request a year-end statement of your giving to NSU, please email devis@nova.edu or call 954-262-2137.
To request a copy of a gift receipt, please email devis@nova.edu or call 954-262-2137.

Useful Documents

Wire Transfer Instructions

How to give to NSU via wire transfer.

Stock Transfer Instructions

How to give to NSU via stock transfer.

Legacy Intention Form

Form for legacy gifts (wills, charitable trusts, life insurance)

Credit Card Authorization Form

Authorize NSU to process donation with your credit card

Printable Giving Form

How to send a gift to NSU through the mail.

About Endowed Gifts

Endowed gifts ensure permanent support for NSU and guarantee success for the university’s teaching, research, service, and learning mission as a pillar in higher education.

Gifts made to the endowment are invested to provide a steady stream of income to support current needs. These gifts fund academic support, institutional support, research, scholarships, instruction, and public service. You can designate your gift to go to a specific department or area of interest.

Endowed gift scholarship recipient and donors

Endowment FAQ's

NSU’s endowment is a collection of gift funds and reserves that are not wholly expendable on a current basis as well as earmarked reserves (board-designated or quasi endowment funds) that collectively comprise more than 330 individual funds, each of which was established to support NSU’s mission. The majority of these funds are restricted to provide support for specific purposes (dedicated scholarships, named professorships, academic support, etc.) as set forth by the donors. The individual funds are pooled for investment purposes under NSU’s Endowment Fund Investment Policy. NSU oversees management of endowed funds to provide support for current programs while facilitating a comparable level of support for future generations.

The purpose of the endowment is to provide permanent support to NSU. By investing gifts made to the endowment, NSU provides for distributions using a payout formula that allows a steady stream of income to support current needs, while seeking to preserve the endowment’s corpus.

NSU has adopted an investment and spending policy for endowment assets that provides a predictable stream of funding to programs supported by its endowment. Endowment assets are invested in a manner that is intended to produce a real return, achieved through both capital appreciation (realized and unrealized) and current yield (interest and dividends), net of inflation and investment management costs. Actual returns in any given year may vary. To satisfy the long-term, rate-of-return objectives, the university targets a diversified asset allocation that places a greater emphasis on equity-based investments to achieve its long-term objectives within prudent risk constraints.

Investment performance of the university’s endowment fund is monitored by Colonial Consulting, LLC. (since 2005). The Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees is responsible for oversight of the fund and meets regularly to review asset allocation and investment performance.

The spending policy provides that up to 5 percent of the endowment fund may be distributed annually, calculated based on a three-year moving average of the endowment fund’s market value as of December 31 of the past three calendar years. No distributions will be made from an individual endowment until the account reaches a minimum of $25,000. Until that time, all earnings will be reinvested. In addition, there is a one-year holding period from the time an endowment is funded until it is available for distribution.

Previous Endowment Reports

FY21 Endowment Report

Explore funds that were endowed in FY21, answers to commonly asked questions, and more.

FY20 Endowment Report

Explore funds that were endowed in FY20, answers to commonly asked questions, and more.

FY19 Endowment Report

Explore funds that were endowed in FY19, answers to commonly asked questions, and more.

FY18 Endowment Report

Explore funds that were endowed in FY19, answers to commonly asked questions, and more.

Donor Bill of Rights

The Donor Bill of Rights assures that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support. This bill was developed by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy ( AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals ( AFP), and adopted in November 1993.

We declare that all donors have the following rights:

number one icon
To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
number two icon
To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
number three icon
To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
number four icon
To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
number five icon
To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
number six icon
To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
number seven icon
To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
number eight icon
To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
number nine icon
To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
number ten icon
To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
The text of this statement in its entirety was developed by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy ( AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals ( AFP), and adopted in November 1993.

University Advancement Contact Information

Our friendly University Advancement staff will be happy to help answer questions or provide the information you’re looking for.
 

NSU and You

A gift to NSU is a gift of preeminence