Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor University Giving Menu

Investing in Spring Arbor University is an investment in God’s Kingdom. There are literally hundreds of areas to support at SAU – and all of them bless students!

Check out some of the giving options below and then make your gift here. Please select “Designated Gift” and type the project title in the space provided.

General University Projects

General University Projects

Project TitleDescriptionProject CostProject OwnerProgress
Arbor FundGeneral student scholarships that benefit nearly all students$500 per studentMatt Gin629 students supported!

$217 to go!
Class ScholarshipsPartner with the Class of 2018 to foster scholarships for current students$100 matches every $20.18 given by the Class of 2018Steve Castle$7,714.47 given
Engraved BricksPersonalize a brick in the University Plaza$100 for 4" x 8"
$500 for 8" x 8"
Steve Castle

Academic Departments

Department NameDepartment ChairGoalProgress
ArtBrian Shaw10 donations of any size50% given
Biology & ChemistryBruce Baldwin10 donations of any size160% given
Communications, Speech & DramaDorie Shelby10 donations of any size20% given
EnglishKimberly Moore-Jumonville10 donations of any size50% given
Health, Human Performance & RecreationAnil Joseph10 donations of any size
History, Geography & PoliticsMark Correll10 donations of any size10% given
Math, Computer Science & PhysicsTim Wegner10 donations of any size20% given
MusicBruce Brown10 donations of any size140% given
PsychologyTerry Darling10 donations of any size10% given
SociologyJeremy Norwood10 donations of any size
TheologyKen Brewer10 donations of any size30% given
World LanguagesKim Bowen10 donations of any size
School of EducationLinda Sherrill10 donations of any size
Gainey School of BusinessCaleb Chan10 donations of any size10% given
Family StudiesMarty Covey10 donations of any size
NursingAl Kauffman10 donations of any size10% given
Social WorkBonnie Holiday10 donations of any size
White LibraryRobbie Bolton10 donations of any size30% given
Cross-Cultural OfficeDiane Kurtz10 donations of any size10% given

Academic Projects

DepartmentProject TitleDescriptionCost% to Goal
ArtComputer Chairs20 new chairs for graphic design computer lab$159 each
ArtClassroom StoolsReplace 20-year old stools in 2D classroom$2,000
ArtGlass Negative Carriers for Dark RoomA necessary upgrade to continue to use the dark room$2,000
ArtComputersUpgrade and maintain departmental computers on 5-year rotation$2,000 each for 40 computers
ArtFire Suppression SystemWill allow SAU to have traveling art exhibits in the Ganton Art Gallery$100,000
ArtTraveling Art Show10-week show would bring recognition and amazing art to SAU$5,000
ArtNew Carpeting in BuildingCarpet is 10 years old and needs to be upgradedVariable
ArtCamera and Security SystemWill allow SAU to have traveling art shows to the Ganton Art Gallery$10,000
Academic AffairsAutomated Access Key SystemChanging the keying system will allow easy access for adjunct professors
Academic AffairsPhonePurchase a phone for the adjunct office
Academic AffairsDesktop ComputerPurchase computer for adjunct faculty use
Academic Student ConnectionsAdvancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) - Student CenterAddition of professional support staff to provide academic support to departments$80,000
Academic Student ConnectionsAssistive TechnologiesSmart pens and note-taking platforms for student use$15,000
Academic Student ConnectionsAdvancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) - Natural Science / Nursing BoostCombine AVID with Cougar Science Camp to increase the scope of the programs and impact more kids$500,000
Communication and MediaCinema Style CamerasIndustry standard cameras for students to shoot documentaries and independent films$10,615
EnglishClassroom Update and RemodelCreate a space that encourages quality work in writing and thinking
EnglishShakespeare Travel FundCreate a fund to take students to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival
EnglishAnnual Writers RetreatAn opportunity for students to practice writing techniques with English faculty during a spring break retreat at Cedar Bend Farm
Gainey School of BusinessBloomberg TerminalTraining finance students for certification and practice$24,000 per year
Gainey School of BusinessEndowment Money for Students to ManageTrain students to manage a mutual fund$1,000,000
Gainey School of BusinessWhite BoardsProvide for pedagogical advantage for students$1,000
Gainey School of BusinessGlobal Leadership Summit ScholarshipsA Christian-based leadership program that would help to prepare students$189 per student
Gainey School of BusinessChristian Business Faculty AssociationWill provide our over 100 adjuncts a subscription to CBFA publications$1,000 per year
Gainey School of BusinessProfessional Development FundWill increase the profile of the department$5,000
Honors ProgramGeneral Operating BudgetWill provide general enhancement of the honors programAny amount$1000
2 donors
Honors ProgramTravel ExpensesTravel money for continuing educationAny amount
Honors ProgramStudent ScholarshipsProvide additional aid to attract and retain honors program students$1,000 each
MA in CounselingData Platform ProgramCollects and analyzes student and program data for accreditationVaries
MusicChoral RisersRiser railings and a fourth set of risers to provide the space and safety needed by the choir$4,000100%
$4,000
MusicUpright Practice PianoMany of the practice pianos are beyond their useful life as institutional pianos$5,000 each
MusicGrand Piano RebuildsRebuilds are essential for proper playing and sound production$12,000 each$20
2 donors
MusicUniversity Singers Choir FoldersProvide an important visual demonstration, but are also functional$2,800
MusicElectric KeyboardThe current keyboard is old and needs to be replaced$7,000
Science DepartmentCougar Science CampProviding science education for childrenAny amount$9,000
2 donors
World LanguagesBrochuresPrint brochures to highlight the department$81.60
World LanguagesHallway UpgradeComplete the redesign of the physical space by purchasing flags to hang in the hallway$148.34

Campus Community Projects

DepartmentProject TitleDescriptionGoalProject Owner% to Goal
Holton Health & Wellness ServicesTempStable Vaccine RefrigerationProvides the ability to stock the vaccinations students need to travel on their cross-cultural trips $3,299Mary Ann Broda
Holton Health & Wellness ServicesSAU Undergrad Student Health Enhancement ProgramCollaborative effort between the HHWS and BSN Nursing students$1,200Mary Ann Broda
Home.FMSAU Radio GiftsProvide support for the SAU radio station.Any AmountRachel Buchanan$445
10 donations
LINK Scholars ProgramStudent HousingAssists with Summer Bridge Program$7,600Eric Beda
LINK Scholars ProgramSummer EmployeesAssists with Summer Bridge Progam$7,300Eric Beda
LINK Scholars ProgramSummer InstructorsAssists with Summer Bridge Program$7,000Eric Beda
LINK Scholars ProgramWeekend ActivitiesProvides for expenses for enrichment trips for LINK Scholars$900Eric Beda
LINK Scholars ProgramSummer Resident AssistantAssists with Summer Bridge Program$2,600Eric Beda
LINK Scholars ProgramBook Voucher$100 per student to assist with the purchase of their books$2,400Eric Beda
LINK Scholars ProgramMiscellaneous CostsWill provide additional help for the program$400Eric Beda
LINK Scholars ProgramProgram DirectorWill allow for extra support for students$3,800Eric Beda
LINK Scholars ProgramLINK Summer Bridge ProgramWould allow for the program to extend an extra day, providing for our most at-risk population$1,500Eric Beda
Marketing & CommunicationsWebsite RedesignComplete overhaul of current website$250,000Beth Landis
Marketing & CommunicationsWay Finding on CampusImproves the campus experience for visitors with interactive maps$100,000Beth Landis
Marketing & CommunicationsLogo ReplacementReplace the old logo with the new one throughout campus$50,000Beth Landis
Marketing & CommunicationsVirtual Tour of CampusAllow for visitors and prospective students to take a virtual tour on the university website$10,000Beth Landis
Missions TripsSpring Break Missions TripsSupport students to be able to attend the Spring Break Missions TripsAny amountJoey Dearduff$22,258
Student Development and SuccessFutsal CourtProvides a great recreation option for campus$150,000Kim Hayworth
Student Development and SuccessTrees on CampusHelps campus environment and aesthetics$250 per treeKim Hayworth
Student Development and SuccessMusic Events on CampusServes as a community builder and adds culture and diversity$500Kim Hayworth
Student Development and SuccessSAU Pad Folios for StudentsAwarded to all sophomores to increase professionalism$3,000Kim Hayworth
Student Development and SuccessHandshake - Career Management SystemSystematic reporting tool and connects to extensive job and internship board$6,500Kim Hayworth
Student Development and SuccessCedar Bend Canoeing TripProvides for a powerful team-building and communication exercise for freshmen$4,000Kim Hayworth
Student Development and SuccessSophomore RetreatWould help with retention and provide needed support to sophomores$3,000Kim Hayworth
Student Development and SuccessFiber Optic CableProvide wifi for university-owned off-campus housing$53,600Kim Hayworth
Student Development and SuccessResidence Hall GiftsImprove the living condition of our residence hallsAny AmountDan VanderHill$40
1 donation
Student Development and SuccessStudent Leadership ProgrammingProvide funding for key student development program positions (RA, PA, SLA, SGA)Any AmountDan VanderHill$150
4 donations

Athletic Teams

TeamCoachGoalProgress
BaseballRyan Marken10 donations of any size970% given
Men's BasketballRyan Cottingham10 donations of any size140% given
Women's BasketballRyan Frost10 donations of any size100% given
Men's BowlingMichael Hall10 donations of any size
Women's BowlingMichael Hall10 donations of any size
Men's Cross CountryJeremy Smith10 donations of any size
Women's Cross CountryBryan Burk10 donations of any size
Men's GolfJacob Leyrer10 donations of any size100% given
Women's GolfErik Baum10 donations of any size180% given
Men's SoccerNate Miller10 donations of any size120% given
Women's SoccerJason Crist10 donations of any size60% given
SoftballDeb Thompson10 donations of any size380% given
Men's TennisTerry Darling10 donations of any size120% given
Women's TennisDavid Darling10 donations of any size200% given
Men's Track & FieldJeremy Smith10 donations of any size90% given
Women's Track & FieldBryan Burk10 donations of any size10% given
VolleyballBetsy Martinez10 donations of any size120% given

Athletic Projects

Project TitleDescriptionCostOwnerProgress
Walker Track ComplexComplete renovation of existing track and field$1,100,000Jeremy Smith98.97%
$32,234.21 to go!
Montana Leadership InstituteLeadership training retreat for athletes$20,000Ryan Cottingham125%
$25,000
Fitness Room EquipmentUpgrade, repair and maintain fitness room equipment$4,649Betsy Martinez5.4%
$250
1 donor

SAU Global Sites and Online

SAU Global Sites and Online

SiteProject TitleDescriptionCostProgress
LansingLansing Site FaceliftCreate a more welcoming, engaging and attractive environment$15,00070.0%
Battle CreekSignageImprove visibility of the site$4,000
Battle CreekAesthetic UpgradeCreate a consistent, attractive aesthetic that fits the SAU brand$1,000
FlintAesthetic UpgradeCreate a consistent, attractive aesthetic that fits the SAU brand$1,000
GaylordAesthetic UpgradeCreate a consistent, attractive aesthetic that fits the SAU brand$1,000
Grand RapidsAesthetic UpgradeCreate a consistent, attractive aesthetic that fits the SAU brand$1,000
JacksonAesthetic UpgradeCreate a consistent, attractive aesthetic that fits the SAU brand$1,000
KalamazooAesthetic UpgradeCreate a consistent, attractive aesthetic that fits the SAU brand$1,000
PetoskeyAesthetic UpgradeCreate a consistent, attractive aesthetic that fits the SAU brand$1,000
SouthfieldAesthetic UpgradeCreate a consistent, attractive aesthetic that fits the SAU brand$1,000
ToledoAesthetic UpgradeCreate a consistent, attractive aesthetic that fits the SAU brand$1,000
ToledoSignageImprove navigability of site by adding internal signs$1,000
Traverse CityAesthetic UpgradeCreate a consistent, attractive aesthetic that fits the SAU brand$1,000