Frequently Asked Questions
What is It's About Us—the Faculty/Staff Campaign?
It's about us supporting Stony Brook University so that others will join us. Campus support for our University will help us leverage greater external giving.
I already give to the University SEFA campaign. Does my SEFA gift count?
No. The funds raised for the SEFA campaign, although important to our community, do not contribute directly to the University. We are glad and grateful that you support SEFA, but through the It's About Us Campaign we are asking you to support our students and our University directly.
We ask you to give because we believe that our University is worth investing in. Every gift, no matter the dollar amount, is important. Your participation is key to the success of our campaign. It will show donors that a large percentage of our faculty and staff are ready to step forward and support our students and our programs.
What are my payment options?
You may give cash or by check, credit card, or payroll deduction. If you give by payroll deduction, the minimum is $2.00 per paycheck, and payments will begin within two pay cycles of when you submit your request. If you would like to consider a planned gift, an endowment gift, or a multi-year pledge, please contact Jason Hsueh in the Stony Brook Foundation office at 632-6536.
If I signed up for payroll deduction last year, will it automatically renew?
Yes. Payroll deduction continues at the amount set to the funds selected until you authorize the Stony Brook Foundation, by written notice or via email, to make any changes.
Are there fees associated with contributions to the faculty staff campaign?
There are no overhead fees associated with scholarship funds, endowment funds, or planned gifts. For current use, non-scholarship funds there is a one-time 6% administrative fee.
I’ve already made an annual gift this year. Will it count toward the It's About Us Campaign?
Yes, and we thank you very much for your contribution to Stony Brook. You may wish to consider making an additional contribution targeted for this faculty/staff campaign.