Ways to Give

Annual Giving

Annual Giving provides a way for alumni, parents, employees, students and friends, like you, to make an immediate impact on Howard University and directly support every aspect of the educational experience.

Howard's central annual giving initiative is the Impact Howard Funds. The Impact Howard Funds are a collection of unrestricted giving opportunities designed to offer you a greater choice in where you direct your generosity. Whether you choose to support scholarships, research, infrastructure, student experiences, international student aid or a specific academic unit, your unrestricted support is a vital investment in Howard University.

Planned Giving

When you make a gift as part of your long-term estate plan, you are investing in the future of Howard students. Provide long-lasting support for Howard while enjoying financial benefits for yourself. Explore gifts of stocks and bonds, real estate, retirement assets, insurance and more. Donors who make estate and other planned gifts are recognized as members of the Legacy Society, the university’s planned giving society.


Howard University has a rich history of service on our campus and to our neighboring communities. Many of the schools, colleges and fraternal organizations provide opportunities to serve, along with units such as Howard University Hospital. Your gifts keep these efforts ongoing. 

Individual Giving

Strengthen personal connections to Howard through individual gifts. We help you align your philanthropic vision and goals with that of the university. Individual gifts support student scholarships, faculty research, facilities and equipment, technology and more.

Corporate & Foundation Giving

We develop, foster and strengthen relationships between corporations and foundations and the Howard community, promoting opportunities to engage and support our academic, research and public outreach initiatives. Transform ideas into fundable projects that align with your corporate priorities. Partnering together, we advance mutual goals that align with our research and teaching mission.

Bison H.E.A.R.D. Phone-A-Thon

Connects alumi, parents and friends with current students to increase alumni engagement and raise financial support for the Annual Fund. Student callers share their experiences and ways your support benefits Howard. The phone-a-thon also ensures your contact information stays updated.

Engraved Brick Campaign

Make a lasting mark on the Howard campus through the Engraved Brick Campaign. Memorialize loved ones and honor legacies. Recognize classes, organizations, sororities or fraternities. Engrave your name on a brick placed on campus for years to come while supporting needs of the University.