McMurry Fund

The McMurry Fund is an annual fundraising campaign that strives to raise unrestricted gifts to the University. Unrestricted money is utilized to benefit student financial aid, technological improvements, our excellent faculty and many other college needs. Annual gifts are an indication of the pride our McMurry alumni and friends have for this remarkable and historic University. Gifts in their entirety go to work immediately, ensuring that more students achieve their goal of becoming McMurry University graduates.

What is the Greatest Area of Need?

Every dollar donated to the McMurry Fund Greatest Area of Need supports the entire student experience. Here’s how:

  • Educational Instruction and Academic Support - 27%
    Academic Advising, Information Services,  Jay-Rollins Library, faculty salaries, and  instructional technology and materials
  • Scholarships - 27%
    100% of students with financial need are awarded financial aid
  • Institutional Support - 27%
    Facilities, Grounds, Maintenance, administrative and staff salaries, and depreciation
  • Student Life - 19%
    Student Activities, housing, dining, Religious Life, Garrison Campus Center, Athletics, Wellness Center, Career Services, Counseling, Health Services, and Security

Why Annual Giving Matters

The cost of a McMurry education is not fully covered by tuition—all students benefit from the generosity of alumni, parents and friends. Not a single student at McMurry University graduates without having been touched in some way by annual gifts. Keep in mind that 100% of McMurry students who have financial need are awarded financial aid to pursue their academic goals. Annual gifts made to the McMurry Fund change lives, every single day.

Designate Your Gift

While gifts to the McMurry Fund Greatest Area of Need are our highest priority and provide us with the flexibility to use funds where they are needed most, you can also choose to designate your gift to an area meaningful to you.

  • Greatest Area of Need
  • Faculty Support
  • Jay-Rollins Library
  • Scholarships

How to Give 

Making a gift online.
Establishing a monthly bank draft
Responding to a mailing.
Responding to a student's call through Phonathon.
Establishing a monthly credit card payment.

If you are a member of McMurry's faculty or staff, by establishing a payroll deduction. Complete the payroll deduction form then sign and return to the Director of Advancement Services in the Office of Institutional Advancement, Radford Basement, Box 938.

Join the President's Council

The President's Council recognizes those committed to supporting McMurry University with a gift of $1,000 or more in a fiscal year (June 1 - May 31). Special recognition is given to members in appreciation of their exceptional devotion. Membership benefits include recognition in the annual McMurry University Impact Report, first glance State of the University webinar with President Harper including members-only question and answer section, and special invitations to events including the President’s Appreciation Reception.

For more information please contact:

Debra Hulse '80
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
1 McMurry University #938
Abilene, Texas 79697