Faculty and Staff Campaign

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787 faculty and staff gave back more than $316,000 to strengthen our community.

Throughout the last 8 months, Embry-Riddle faculty and staff have personified grace under pressure. We could not be prouder of the resilience and commitment shown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this time of uncertainty, Faculty and Staff chose to give back − to our students, to our programs and to myriad other initiatives that make Embry-Riddle the global leader in aviation and aerospace higher education. The generosity shown throughout these past months will help Embry-Riddle students today while also putting us on solid footing for the future. We are grateful and honored for the continued support of our Faculty and Staff as we navigate this moment in history.

Your Gift Matters

Your generosity has been record-breaking. Your gifts reflect your belief in your work, your confidence in the potential of our students, and your pride in Embry-Riddle. Thank you for your continued support.

Maria Schmiedhofer playing soccer

"The fact that faculty and staff give to Embry-Riddle’s athletics programs shows that our work is valued, and that it’s not only a job for them — it’s a family."

-Maria Schmiedhofer
Eagles Women's Soccer Team, Daytona Beach Campus

"The athletic program began with little monetary support and needed help. I strongly believed, and still do, in Coach Ridder’s and John Phillips’ student-person-player philosophy and the ethical management of the program. The program has given me more than I could ever give back. Donating has given me the opportunity to show my gratitude. Our student-athletes are impressive individuals and give me hope for the future."

-Sharon Amick
Embry-Riddle Athletics, Daytona Beach Campus

Sharon Amick standing on basketball court

Ways to Contribute

You may make an ongoing pledge through a recurring credit card charge. This type of gift allows you the flexibility of splitting your gift into convenient payments and to control the length and frequency of your giving.

If your spouse’s company has a matching gift program, you can double and even triple your gift to Embry-Riddle. Through this program, employers match many charitable contributions made by their employees. To determine if your spouse’s employer sponsors a matching gift program, search our database.

Memorial and tribute gifts are a wonderful way to honor your loved ones, former classmates or favorite professors and ensure their legacy lives on. Simply enter that information in the section at the bottom of our online giving form.

You may give directly from your paycheck by completing the online payroll deduction form.

Through planned giving, you can help further the mission of the university while also gaining income and tax benefits. Planned giving involves deferring gifts to Embry-Riddle by designating the university in your life insurance, trusts, retirement assets, will and/or bequests.

For more information, please visit the Gift and Estate Planning website, or contact the Gift and Estate Planning Office.

Embry-Riddle is grateful to receive gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other assets. Not only will you help transform Embry-Riddle through your securities gift, but you will also realize significant benefits for yourself.

Please visit the "What to Give" page for instructions on how to make a gift of stock or securities.


For questions about making a gift to Embry-Riddle, contact the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement.

(800) 362-9285