Philanthropy at Work

Beginning in July 2019, Philanthropy at Work Society (PAWS) recognizes faculty, staff, and retirees who make an annual gift. This act of going above and beyond in commitment to the university is worth celebrating in a fun, family oriented way.

Qualifying Gifts

Recognition into PAWS is calculated by university-wide gifts of $1 and above during the fiscal year (July 1-June 30) and does not include gifts made to Athletic Ticket Priority funds. 


  • Acknowledgement – Reaching Philanthropy at Work Society is acknowledged by a welcome message from Hairy Dawg.
  • Engagement – Donors are invited to the PAWS Reception the following fall.

Enhanced faculty, staff and retiree stewardship began in 2014. Philanthropy at Work Society was established in 2019.