Chowan Fund: Faith in Chowan's Future

Your gift to the Chowan Fund supports our greatest needs and helps Chowan University bloom.

Why call it the Chowan Fund?

Because this fund directly impacts the growth of the Chowan community, which includes students, faculty, staff, and friends like you. To better represent this immediate relationship, a new name was in order. The Chowan Fund supports the heart and soul of the university, enabling us to better facilitate “Faith in Your Future” for our students.

Why use the Southern Magnolia?

Because the Southern Magnolia represents hospitality and family. Its roots are deep and nourishing, like the rich history of Chowan University. Its flowers are fragrant and blooming, just as the University continues to blossom and grow. Chowan’s fiscal year runs from June 1 to May 31.

Why Should I Give?

Because I have faith in the future of Chowan University and its students
Because Chowan University students deserve the best education, experiences, and opportunities
Because my gift will combine with thousands of others to make an immeasurable difference
Because someone at Chowan believed in me once, and it helped me learn to believe in myself
Because my gift can help make a great University even better
Because we all benefit from thoughtful, values-driven, well-educated citizens
Because there is a tradition that each succeeding generation turns around and helps the one behind it; I benefited from that tradition, even in ways I didn’t know at the time. Now, it's my turn to give back.

What difference does my gift make?

Plenty. No matter the size, your gift to the Chowan Fund combined with many others supports Chowan’s greatest needs and shapes many successful stories on campus through the following:

  • Program operating funds
  • Technology upgrades
  • Classroom equipment
  • Career planning resources
  • Faculty support
  • Students Scholarships and fellowships
  • Library acquisitions
  • Facility renovations
  • Modern learning and teaching environments
  • Offset new building costs




To learn more about how you can contribute to the Chowan Fund at Chowan University, call (252) 398-6226 or email


The Phonathon is Chowan University's personal approach to contact alumni, parents and friends about making an annual gift. Our mission is to raise unrestricted money for campus improvements, technology for the classrooms, operational costs and to increase alumni, parent and friend involvement.

The Chowan University Phonathon team is a group of students who spend approximately two weeks in February calling alumni, parents, and friends for donations to the University. This is a great time to get updates on what is happening at Chowan while making a pledge to support the Chowan Fund.

We are only able to call those people for whom we have good phone numbers. If you haven't received a call from Chowan in a while, please update your contact information!