Dear Averett family and friends,

When we publicly launched Averett University’s BIG DREAMS, BOLD FUTURES capital campaign at a gala event on Oct. 25, 2012, we set an ambitious goal for ourselves: to raise a total of $25,000,000 by June 30, 2015.

We had never set our sights so high before. But we knew that with the ever-changing needs of our students and faculty, and with a history spanning 156 years, we needed to respond – BOLDLY.

I am thrilled to say that not only have you helped us meet our $25,000,000 goal … but in fact, as of June 30, 2015, we have exceeded our goal by more than $4,000,000!

It has been immensely exciting to watch the many positive changes take place over the last several years, thanks to our capital campaign. (And it has been even more rewarding to witness the joy and gratitude in the faces of our students for the advancements you have made possible. I encourage you to see some of that gratitude for yourself in our special “Thank You” video above.

We are humbled and deeply grateful for the trust and belief in Averett University shown by the success of this campaign. We simply can’t thank you enough for your love of our students and for your loyalty to this great institution.

Because of your generosity, the last few years at Averett have been exhilarating. And as wonderful as these years of transformation and growth have been, I am certain that the best is yet to come!

With gratitude,

Dr. Tiffany M. Franks


Averett Society

The Averett Society is a community of loyal alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the University committed to the values and liberal arts tradition of the institution. The Society recognizes those donors who contribute $1,000 or more annually to the University. In addition, the Society provides an opportunity for our newest graduates to
participate with their gift of $500 or more each year. Society members are taking the lead in providing valuable resources toward the transformation of the University and the life changing educational experience we provide to future generations. Click here to see a list of our Society Members.

Annual Giving

It’s hard to overstate how important annual giving is to maintaining the
health and well-being of Averett University – even as we simultaneously continue to pursue the goals of our capital campaign. Here’s why: While gifts toward the capital campaign will enable Averett to build the much-needed projects of tomorrow, unrestricted gifts to the Averett Fund enable the University to meet the most pressing needs of its students and faculty today. Please help the University continue to be strong and healthy today – as we continue to fund and build the incredibly exciting projects of tomorrow. Together, there’s no telling what we can accomplish.

Planned Giving