Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Dean's Excellence Fund?
The Dean's Excellence Fund raises much-needed funds that support the CEHD's operating budget. We rely on an annual flow of unrestricted gifts to support our students and fulfill our mission. Click here to see all that the fund supports.
Why is the Dean's Excellence Fund important to CEHD?
The cost of a CEHD education is not fully covered by tuition. Without the Fund and other revenue, tuition would actually be much more. The remaining expenses after tuition are subsidized generous gifts from CEHD's alumni and supporters.
What if I can only give $50 annually?
While you might think a gift of $50 or $100 is modest, it is the cumulative effect of annual donations that allows us to fulfill CEHD's mission.
Think of it this way. If every CEHD alumnus/a contributed $50 to the Dean's Excellence Fund each year, we would benefit from $1,000,000 in annual support!
What are Corporate Matching Gifts?
Please click here to understand the value of match gifts... and see if your (or your spouse's) company will match - and therefore double - your donation!
I could give more if I could pay over time. Can I do that?
Yes, that is called a "pledge" and as long as you pay your pledge amount by the end of GMU's fiscal year (June 30), your gift is counted toward our annual needs.
This is a great way to elevate your giving status and become a member of the President's Circle. We welcome your pledges, your questions, and of course, we THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF CEHD!