Castleton welcomes gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations, and uses these critical resources to help lift the University to new heights, and maintain affordability for our students. Giving to Castleton makes a direct impact on our students, and that makes all the difference.
The Castleton Fund is our largest annual revenue source outside of tuition. This fund supports the annual operations of the University, provides general scholarship support to the more than $5 million in institutional aid provided to our students, and affects all aspects of the student experience at Castleton inside the classroom and beyond. Every dollar committed to the Castleton fund has a direct impact on all students, the year in which they are committed. Giving is encouraged to the area of greatest need as determined by University leadership, general scholarship fund, or the specific department of your choice.
The Spartan Shield Society is committed to supporting Castleton Athletics, through club membership and participation, by funding a comprehensive and diverse athletics program that provides opportunities for student-athletes to develop as individuals and leaders while promoting a tradition of academic and athletic excellence. Giving is encouraged to general athletics support, or to specific teams and all gifts through the Spartan Shield Society are included in the Castleton Fund.
Castleton University is indebted to its strong regional partners in the business community. Whether through sponsorship or charitable donation, our corporate partners account for nearly 20 percent of all funds raised annually. Opportunities exist for advertising at athletic venues, in print publications, on webcasts, or at the annual Castleton Classic Golf Tournament. True corporate philanthropy is encouraged through matching gifts on #GivingTuesday, the annual Spartan Giving Challenge, or through the Castleton Fund.
The 1787 Society is Castleton’s way of showing our appreciation for those who have chosen to incorporate Castleton in their long-term plan through a bequest provision, life income gift, or other deferred giving arrangements. Each year, the list of members is published in the university’s annual report to acknowledge and thank our supporters and their families for their generous dedication to the future of Castleton that accompanies a bequest. Opportunities exist through bequests, charitable gift annuities and remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, gifts from retirement plans, and gifts of assets.