We Are Peru State - Faculty & Staff Giving

Faculty Staff Giving

Students. This is why we work at Peru State. This is why we give.

As Peru State faculty and staff, you invest your time and talent in the College and our students every day.  When you extend your contributions to include philanthropy, you express your belief in Peru State's mission.

Giving makes a difference at Peru State College - from providing food for students who stay on-campus during breaks, to funding major capital improvement projects like the Performing Arts Center renovation that provides outstanding hands-on classroom spaces for students to learn.

Gifts can be designated to the area of your choice. Examples include the Professional Staff Senate Scholarship, the Snyder Experiential Fund, the general scholarship fund, the Student Center renovation and more.

We are better together

Faculty and staff at Peru State College are leaders in the community, on-campus and to our many alumni and friends. In 2018, 22% of faculty and staff gave to Peru State College through the Foundation. The goal of the campaign, We are Peru State, is to dramatically increase this percentage and inspire others to give because of your generosity. Every gift makes a difference.

Ways to give

Payroll Deduction - It's fast and easy!

Many of us have monthly debits - like a Netflix subscription. Our payroll deduction contributions are as simple and as easy to manage and make a difference on Peru State's campus.

To participate,  complete the online Payroll Deduction Form .  A confirmation will be sent to you, Human Resources and the Foundation.

  • Through the form - designate your gift (notes section), say how much you'd like to give and for how long.  It's easy!

Donate On-Line, In-Person or Through the Mail

There are so many ways you can give! Mail a check, stop by the Foundation or donate on-line using a credit or debit card.  Details on each option below:

Mail or In-Person:

  • Checks should be made payable to the Peru State College Foundation
  • Mail to Peru State College Foundation, P.O. Box 10, Peru, NE 68421
  • Or, stop by our office in A.V. Larson, room 120.

On Giving Day:

  • Stop by the Student Center Giving Day Hub to make your gift, ask questions and learn more about Giving Day!  The hub hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • For a one-time gift - text PERUSTATE to 71777.

Donate On-Line:

  • Visa, American Express, Discover and MasterCard credit and debit cards are accepted.
  • If you'd like to give monthly, but not through payroll deduction, you can set up monthly giving through this form.
  • Designate your gift through the online form.

How to Designate Your Gift

Give to what you are passionate about at Peru State.  Designate your gift by indicating on the payroll deduction form, online giving form, on your check or in-person what you would like your gift to go toward.

Examples include the Choral Music Fund, Feeding 44, general scholarships, the annual fund that helps support the College's areas of greatest need, the Professional Staff Senate scholarship and more.  If you have questions about how to designate, contact the Peru State College Foundation at 402-872-2304.

Why I give...

Dr. Sara B. Crook, Professor of History

"Giving to the Peru State College Foundation is a way to acknowledge that the mission of the college is important, not just for our students, but also for the larger community of southeast Nebraska.  It is crucial for any foundation, no matter the actual amount, to be able to say that those who work here believe in its purpose.  And the way to verify that belief in our purpose is to financially support it.

As a faculty member I find it particularly helpful that I can make a designated gift that can specifically help the programs I champion.  The Peru State College Foundation has been able, due to previous designated donations to the Social Science Department, to help us fund special events and activities for our students.  To me, it is a win for the Foundation, a win for the college, and a win for me as a faculty member."

Debbie White, Vice President for Administration and Finance

"Shortly after starting at Peru State College, I attended a meeting where the discussion revolved around how some students do not have money for food during the school breaks.  This resonated with me and made me realize that I needed to make sure our students had this very basic need.  I immediately visited with Human Resources and had a payroll deduction set up to help facilitate a fund for meals for students staying on campus over the holidays.  Since this time, I have had my contribution split and am able to contribute to other areas of need across the College.  The Foundation makes it very easy and are always gracious to work with when I want to change where my contributions are being utilized.

My position at Peru State, allows me the ability to fully understand the various funding streams received by the College and the various needs across the campus.  Unfortunately there is always more needs than available funding.  That is why it is critical to have donor support and why I am happy to say that I am a donor. "

Ted Harshbarger, Associate Athletic Director and Sports Information Director

"Giving makes a difference. It isn't the amount, it's investing in the mission that I've devoted my career to for more than 30 years.  We all give our time and our passion. By giving as a donor, I help students and support the College I believe in."

Have questions? Ask the Foundation!

Peru State College Foundation
Telephone: 402-872-2304