Employee Fundraising Campaign

Without the dedication of our staff, Thomas Edison State University would not be the proud institution it is today. The high level of participation in the Employee Fundraising Campaign is a reflection of our belief in the University, its mission, and our students. Donations to the Annual Fund and scholarships impact our student's experience and help them to make a positive impact in their communities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why give?

Your gift to the Thomas Edison State University Foundation helps the University fulfill its mission to offer the most advanced, quality higher education available. From establishing new degree programs and expanding our catalogue of new courses to enhancing our technology platform and providing more scholarship opportunities, your generosity directly enhances each and every student's experience.


Where will my gift go?

Your gift can go to any area of support that you designate on your donation form. Operating expenses  are covered by the University budget, so your gift will go to support our students, the University and its programs. The most popular areas of support include the Annual Fund and Scholarships. The Annual Fund supports various initiatives such as program development, scholarships and technology enhancements.


Why is participation so important?

Gifts of any size make an impact. Maximizing participation is a testament to our employee’s belief in what we are doing and a statement to foundations, corporations and prospective students that TESU comprises a community actively involved in the advancement of its mission.


What has the Foundation supported with past donations?

As a result of donor generosity, Annual Fund support has funded the CLT Media Creation Studio, the University's first Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program, the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and the MBA degree program to name a few. In 2015, the Foundation also awarded over $249,000 in scholarship support to students.



“I donate because I believe in the mission of TESU and will do anything I can to help students be successful in reaching their educational goals."

- Jennifer Stark

Associate Registrar and Director of Academic Records


“I feel that one student educated at Thomas Edison State University has the potential to influence the lives of thousands of others. I'm happy to be a part of that phenomenon."

- Charlene Martucci, MSM '09