Rollins is an extraordinary learning community. Whether you work in a classroom, on the playing field, on the campus grounds, or in an office, the work you do directly contributes to our mission. Because of your dedication, Rollins is listed by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a 2013 “Great College to Work For,” and we are ranked as the No. 1 in the South for the ninth consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report.
This year marks the first year of a new tradition of encouraging all employees to give back to Rollins. By joining together in this small but significant way, we collectively send the message that excellence is a Rollins legacy we want to continue far into the future.
A: Giving is a very personal and powerful thing. Rollins is just one of many nonprofit organizations that make a positive difference. And Rollins has a special focus—we provide the finest educational experience to talented students of all backgrounds because we believe they have the potential to change the world.
As an employee, your gift is a personal endorsement of the work that you do for Rollins each day. It says you believe our College, our students, and our graduates are valuable to society.
A: Annual gifts are “expendable,” meaning they’re put to good use nearly as soon as they’re received. Rollins’ operational funds are expanded through annual giving, enabling us to invest in the programs, facilities, and student experiences that make Rollins an exceptional place to learn. To name a few specific areas, gifts support financial aid, classroom technology, field studies, study abroad opportunities, and pre-professional programs. Gifts can be directed to traditional undergraduate programs, the Hamilton Holt School, or the Crummer Graduate School of Business.
A: The cost of a Rollins education is more expensive than the tuition we charge. While student tuition covers 80 percent of the Rollins experience, rising operational expenses influence the annual sticker price of our services. Because Rollins is a private school, we do not receive supplemental federal funding like public universities.
Private support from our alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations, and employees is critical to Rollins’ ability to thrive. In addition to keeping our student and academic programs strong, donations allow us to keep tuition as low as possible, all while providing financial aid and scholarships to qualifying students.
A: About 30 percent of Rollins employees make annual gifts to the College. We hope to see a much stronger participation rate among our faculty and staff this year. Not only does giving participation influence Rollins’ reputation, it affects our ability to leverage additional gifts and grants from individuals, organizations, and foundations who want to see a strong, existing show of support.
A: You do not need to be wealthy to make a difference at Rollins. If you have the financial flexibility to make a large gift, we certainly welcome it! But, annual giving participation is what matters most among our faculty and staff. Whether you can give $5 or $5,000, annual gifts are combined to make the greatest impact on all Rollins students.
A: Giving should be easy, so we offer a variety of giving options for employees to meet your personal needs. After you send your gift, you will receive a gift receipt in the mail at your preferred address.
1. Give online at rollins.edu/givenow.
2. Give by phone at 407-646-2221.
3. Mail cash or check gifts to:
Rollins College Donations
Post Office Box 864168
Orlando, FL 32886-4168
4. Sign up for employee payroll deduction and set up monthly automatic gifts of any amount. Either contact Gift and Records Manager Leslie Fair at email@example.com or click here to download a printable pledge card.
5. Or, just stop by the first floor of the Comstock Building (across from the parking garage) and a member of the Annual Giving team will be happy to accept a cash, check, or credit card gift.