Fueling Innovation Through Intellectual Partnerships

Elon is nationally known for providing a deeply personal education marked by close relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. We believe so strongly in these powerful relationships that we will elevate our investment in faculty and staff initiatives that keep them on the leading edge of knowledge in their fields and promote student success in the classroom and beyond.

$10Mpriority goal
12:1student-faculty ratio
#1in undergraduate teaching
(U.S. News & World Report)

Endowed Support for Faculty

Elon seeks new investments to allow faculty to conduct research, often with students, and to create innovative courses and programs. These activities deepen student learning and allow faculty to become even stronger educators.

“My mentoring relationships have been the very best part of my job at Elon,” says Cindy Fair, Watts-Thompson Professor and professor of public health studies. “I have a deep appreciation for what an honor it is to be at Elon and to walk with students as they question and try to explore their world.”

  • Minimum gift commitment to endow a professorship: $1 million

Faculty Innovation

The Emerging Scholarship funds support junior members of Elon’s faculty in the creation of new academic courses and teaching methods to enhance student learning as they engage in intellectual partnerships that deepen learning, lead to new discoveries and fuel innovation.

  • Minimum gift commitment to create an Emerging Scholar endowment: $500,000

How You Can Make an Immediate Impact

Annual gifts to support academic programs have an immediate impact on the student experience and make it possible for schools to be nimble with their resources.

You can support this priority today by making a gift of any size to Elon’s academic schools:

  • Elon College, The College of Arts & Science
  • Martha and Spencer Love School of Business
  • School of Communications
  • Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Law

The mentoring relationships between faculty and students are part of our DNA and distinguish Elon from other institutions. Investing in faculty is critical to sustaining these life-changing relationships, which are strengthened every day in the classroom and through faculty and student research.

Lincoln Financial Professor and Professor of Economics Tina Das