Preview Day - April 10

Traditional Campus Program

Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community dedicated to transforming lives.

Professors provide one-on-one mentoring outside the classroom at Southern Wesleyan University

The faith-filled community at SWU is comprised of students, faculty and staff who are passionate about learning and growing, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Saving Childs Hall

Warriors at heart. Your campus experience may only last a few years, but your connection to Southern Wesleyan can last a lifetime. Stay connected to SWU through events, publications, and social media.

Students performing in wind ensemble concert as part of the Fine Arts Series

Whether you come for a campus visit, fine arts program, or athletic event, SWU seeks to provide educational and cultural opportunities not just to our campus community but to the greater community around us.

Giving

Partnering with us

Thank you for your interest in supporting Southern Wesleyan! We’re excited about our mission to transform lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. Our mission has not changed: we remain dedicated to educating and nurturing students as they seek God’s plan for their lives. Your support is an investment in this mission, in Southern Wesleyan, and in the life achievements and spiritual growth of our students.

Fulfilling our mission wouldn’t be possible without your prayers and support. We would love to partner with you to make an even bigger difference in their lives. Learn more about how you can partner with us to prepare the next generation to fulfill God’s calling on their lives.

Why is your participation important?

  • The gap between diminishing State and Federal Aid is growing at alarming rates. Giving to the Promise Fund begins to bridge that gap for hundreds of students.
  • Your annual gift provides ONGOING scholarship support for students; keeping them in college to graduation!
  • Your support shows that SWU is a good investment and any gift is a gift that keeps on giving, turning recipients into future givers themselves!
  • You can directly impact the futures of students as they fulfill God’s plans for their lives. Forecasters predict that as many as 30 percent of private institutions of higher education will not survive this decade. Yet those serving a stable number of traditional-aged students, as well as a large non-traditional student enrollment, have a very bright future. Southern Wesleyan falls into this fortunate group.

How to Give

Giving to Southern Wesleyan is easy! We offer several convenient options for making a gift.

For more information, please contact Lisa McWherter, Vice President for Advancement, at (855) 644-5008 or .


 

Upcoming Donor Events

 

 

Celebrating the first 70 years. Preparing for the next 70 years.

We have an exciting opportunity to preserve the history and heritage of Childs Hall and help continue the enrollment growth of Southern Wesleyan to see more lives impacted for Christ.

Learn more about Saving Childs Hall

 

The Promise Fund

The Promise Fund provides critical support for student scholarships. Many students would not be able to attend SWU if it were not for the generosity of friends and alumni willing to invest in the next generation of student leaders!

There are five primary areas of impact through the Promise Fund:

  • Expanding Educational Opportunities
  • Enhancing Opportunities for Student Success
  • Improving Technology & Equipment
  • Promoting Community Engagement
  • Boosting Facility Excellence
Give online

Planned Giving

A planned gift is a charitable gift that is funded either during your lifetime or after. In addition to tax advantages, a planned gift allows you to dictate how certain assets are distributed and to know that you’ve made a difference. Through your generosity, you’ll leave a legacy, help future SWU students and enhance the caliber of Southern Wesleyan.

Learn more about Planned Giving

 

 

Catalog of Needs

With the list of needs in printed form we are asking friends of SWU to partner with us in identifying one or more of these needs. We recognize that most of us individually are not equipped to meet most of the needs found in this catalog, but collectively if we all join forces with family, friends and co-workers, much can be accomplished.

Read more about Catalog of Needs

Amazon Smile

Southern Wesleyan University is pleased to announce it is partnering with Amazon through AmazonSmile, an exciting new initiative in which the major online retailer will donate a percentage of its sales from our many alumni, friends and others to the university’s scholarship programs.

When purchasing through Amazon, a half percent (0.5%) of eligible purchases will come back to the university to benefit its programs.

To participate, simply click on the link at right. From that point on, the page for SWU will come up each time you enter the smile.amazon site. 

For more details about the program, go to https://org.amazon.com/. If you don’t have an Amazon account, signing up is free. Also, help us spread the word on Twitter and Facebook!

AmazonSmile

 

Alumni Bricks

Let your name mark the way for generations to come.

Our Alumni Walk—a path every future SWU grad will travel—will be paved with bricks engraved with the names and class years of our graduates, and other inspiring messages contributed by alumni and the family members.

Learn more about Alumni Bricks

Advancement Office

Laurie Buckley - Fiscal and Data Specialist

Location: Correll Hall 111Phone: 864-644-5026

Dr. Lisa McWherter - Vice President for Advancement

Location: Correll HallPhone: 864-644-5013

Leah Moyer - Advancement Creative Event and Scholarship Director

Location: Correll Hall 110Phone: 864-644-5009

Tony Payne - Associate Vice President for Development

Location: Correll Hall 118Phone: 864-644-5014

Amy Reese - Administrative Assistant to the VP for Advancement

Location: Correll Hall 110Phone: 864-644-5006

Ed Welch - Director of Communications

Location: Alumni Center 107APhone: 864-644-5382