BVU’s Annual Fund supports all aspects of student life, inside and outside the classroom. It’s a vital source of unrestricted financial support, helping us to offer the best education possible on a day-to-day basis. Including the Annual Fund in See Tomorrow: The Campaign for Buena Vista University means that every gift, no matter the size or purpose, will make a difference and help us reach our goal.
Buena Vista University has a long tradition of partnership with regional businesses, dating back to 1904 when Buena Vista College trustee Willis C. Edson, a young local attorney, set about raising $1,500 in an effort to pay overdue faculty salaries. Ten minutes after making his first request of the people of Storm Lake, Edson had $500, and a few days later, he had gathered the full amount. Today's campaign secures over $100,000 in support from the local business and professional community. For more information or to offer your support, please call 712.749.2101.
Over the years, the extraordinarily high percentage of participation in the Buena Vista University Faculty and Staff Campaign has demonstrated a strong belief in the mission of the University. This award-winning campaign reflects just how much caring and giving among BVU professors and employees has grown, with participation increasing from 57 percent in 1988 to 85 percent in recent years.
Each year, the senior class of Buena Vista University has the opportunity to come together one last time to make its mark on BVU and continue a tradition of giving. Seniors pool funds to purchase a senior class gift to leave behind for underclassmen and future students, while also pledging to BVU's general fund.
Buena Vista University has found that a phone call is one of the most effective ways to reach alumni and friends. Our student callers enjoy talking with you and other alumni to share current news about what is happening on campus, as well as learning about what is going on in your life and hearing your questions and comments about BVU.