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The Next Chapter

You are part of Gardner-Webb’s story, today and tomorrow.

It began with a vision, the dream of a place where people could grow intellectually in an environment of faith. A high school became a junior college, the junior college became a four-year institution, and the four-year institution grew into one of the region’s most comprehensive Christian universities.

As an alumnus, parent, or friend, you are a vital part of Gardner-Webb’s story. You exemplify the faith, service, and leadership we hope our students will emulate in their homes, workplaces, churches, and communities.

Today, GWU stands on the threshold of our next great chapter, one your generosity will help write. Together we will propel Gardner-Webb toward an exciting future as one of the nation’s preeminent Christian universities. 

Giving that Works for You

Be part of the transformative power of higher education through whichever method is most convenient to you:

  • Give online via credit or debit card.
  • Request an invoice be mailed to you.
  • Partner with your employer to increase the impact of your gift at no further cost to you.
  • Impact the University by donating your services.
  • Integrate your personal, financial, and estate planning goals through a planned gift.


Gifts received for GWU

Gifts to Gardner-Webb are provided by support of individuals, companies, churches & foundations. These gifts support capital projects, education, scholarships & more.

Find a Project and Make a Difference

Members of the GWU family create projects to raise money for innovative initiatives, service projects, events, research and other GWU-specific passions. 

Academic Excellence


Scholarships and University Support

Provide our Professors, Deans and Departments chairs with the financial support they need to thrive while preparing students to become graduates. Designate your gift to the priorities for our Colleges and School. Support one of our 22 Division 1 athletic teams with a gift today. Our biggest and greatest priority will always be our students. Invest in scholarships and the university to strengthen the student experience for generations to come.

Keep the Bulldogs Runnin

Join the Bulldog Club to provide a foundation of excellence in the classroom and on the field for student-athletes. 

Funding a Calling

Make it possible for students to pursue full-time vocational ministry and go on short-term mission trips through the Christian Service Organization and the Mission Endowment Fund.

Dialing Dawgs

We are hiring students with a love for Gardner-Webb to share their story and engage our alumni. Students will connect with alumni using phone calls, emails and video. We’re glad you decided to apply. Please complete the application in its entirety.

Crowdfunding Application

Crowdfunding at GWU enables faculty, staff and students to make a collective impact on fundraising opportunities for the university. These campaigns will offer donors and potential donors another way to support GWU and its mission. These guidelines should be used so that appropriate oversight and consistency may be achieved when executing a campaign.

Contact Us

Save the Date for Double Dawg Day on April 11, 2024

Double Dawg Day 2023


Total number of gifts

$1 M+

Total dollars raised

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Gardner-Webb University is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to the University are deductible to the extent permitted by law.