Chonna Campbell, a 1997 graduate of Fayetteville State University (FSU), has made a gift of $10,000 of appreciated stock to the institution. The gift was electronically transferred through her broker and will be used to help fund scholarships for science student, through the "Giving All In Learning" Endowed Scholarship, a fund established by Ms. Campbell. The gift is Chonna's contribution to the $25 million Campaign for FSU: From a Proud Legacy to a 21st Century University.
This gift is significant for several reasons: Chonna's gift marks the first "electronic" transfer of stock for gift purposes in FSU's history. Appreciated stock is an excellent vehicle to lessen capital gains taxes and benefit FSU. Although, donors have given appreciated stock before, this is the first time it was given electronically, a very streamlined process. A gift of this magnitude from a younger alumna speaks volumes about the "giving" nature of the alumni in Ms. Campbell's generation. I've made several investments in FSU, formal and informal. I value my college degree like it's stock, without it I would not be where I'm today", says Chonna.
Asked why she gives, Chonna replied "...giving is the greatest form of gratitude and someone gave to me formally and informal towards my college education. I'm just repaying back what was given to me so the next generation will be afforded the opportunity to have".
Chonna Campbell is also a member of the Bronco Legacy Circle. For more information, see: www.fsulegacy.org