Support

Impact Report

2021 

$680,920 total donations

42,597 current CAS alumni

$800 average gift size

1976 class year with the most gifts 

1974 class year with the largest gift amount

$14,169 raised for the College SAFE fund on iBackAPP day (2021)

(Fiscal year 2020-21 data)


2020

$432,238 total donations

41,203 current CAS alumni

$347 Average gift size

$222,566 total in Scholarships awarded by the College and CAS Departments

'76, '78 & '96 Class years with the most gifts

(Fiscal year 2019-20)


Support

Appalachian Regional Commission’s 15 participating Appalachian universities in the 2021 Appalachian Teaching Project, including App State. Map courtesy of ARC.

A critical perspective on food from the classroom to the community

Eighteen of Appalachian State University’s Watauga Residential College students participated in the 21st annual Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) S...

Tatum Schwartz, recipient of the Ann Louise Page Scholarship.

Student scholarship aids research in dance as therapy for victims

The Department of Sociology has awarded the inaugural Ann Louise Page Scholarship for Undergraduate Research Excellence in Sociology to Tatum Schwartz...

Triassic Trip 2008, including Anna A. Littlefield. This image shows students measuring the thickness of the layers of rock exposed in the Blue Hills near St. Johns, Arizona. This allowed the participants to put the fossils in stratigraphic order and compare them to other localities, such as Petrified Forest National Park. Photo by Kristan Cockerill.

252 million years ago, four alumni, one road trip and a cause

How a field experience created a lasting bond for App State alumsAt Appalachian State University our faculty support students to be successful in thei...

Student & Faculty Excellence

Dr. William Hicks, associate professor, Department of Government and Justice Studies. Photo submitted.

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. William Hicks

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. William Hicks Dr. William Hicks, associate professor, Department of Government and Justice Studies Student and F...

Dr. Nicholas Shaw, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences, with students from his research group. Photo submitted.

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nicholas Shaw

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nicholas ShawDr. Nicholas Shaw, associate professor, research mentor, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation SciencesStu...

Dr. Micheal Opata

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Michael Opata

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Michael OpataDr. Michael Opata, assistant professor, Department of BiologyStudent and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recip...

Dr. Jon Davenport Safe fund recipient, photo provided

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jon Davenport

Dr. Jon Davenport, assistant professor, Department of BiologyStudent and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recipientProject: Size Matters: The Influence ...

Ultimate Guide to Take Action

How to get involved or support the College of Arts and Sciences new and future students, faculty and staff.

1. MAKE 

a gift to the Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund to provide resources that can be used to transform the student experience and support faculty in the college


2. APPLY

for a matching gift from your employer


3. SPONSOR

a student internship or mentorship opportunity


4. INCLUDE

a gift in your estate planning


5. GIVE

a gift of a scholarship


6. FOLLOW

the college on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube and stay in touch


7. RECRUIT

graduates from Appalachian


8. VOLUNTEER

your time on a board or committee


9. NAME

a classroom or space on campus, like in the newly renovated Sanford Hall.


10. ESTABLISH

a monthly or yearly routine of supporting your favorite area at your alma mater to support future generations.