MYTH vs FACT: SUPPORTING TEMPLE
The truth about how YOUR giving impacts Temple
There are some common misconceptions about giving back to Temple, how the university is funded and what the university does with private support. The truth is, philanthropy translates into critical funding for our schools, colleges, scholarships, programs, and educational experiences that help drive students’ success and Temple’s contributions to Philadelphia and the world.
Here are some of the common myths about giving to Temple – and the facts that debunk them!
Myth #1: Temple is a public school. It gets all the money it needs from Pennsylvania.
State appropriations account for approximately
11% of Temple’s more than $1.3 billion operating
budget. That means 89% of Temple’s educational
enterprise is funded by tuition, fees, other
revenue and private support.
Did you know?
When you give back, you are
funding Temple’s educational enterprise in
ways beyond what state support provides.
Private giving directly influences Temple’s
Soaring academic rankings—like our record
climb in U.S.News & World Reports
Top faculty recruitment
Donors make Temple one of the
fastest up-and-coming institutions in the
country. With growing research expenditures
and a booming entrepreneurial
culture, Temple’s surge is only beginning.
Be a part of it!
Myth #2: Temple has thousands of alumni, it doesn’t need me.
Are you one of the 7% of Temple alumni
who give back each year? Beyond money,
giving—at any level—helps to increase Temple’s
giving participation rates, a key indicator of
success for ranking organizations. That’s an
opportunity for 93% of Temple Owls who believe
in their university—the students, scientific and
artistic advances, and our community— ensuring Temple's success.
Did you know?
Alumni giving is a vote of
confidence in the state of the university—and
Temple’s stock is on the rise. The percentage
of alumni who give, regardless of the amount,
reflects our alumni community’s belief in a
Temple education—prospective students
and families, external funding agencies,
and ranking organizations measure alumni
satisfaction with this percentage. Join the count!
Myth #3: I can only give a small amount. That won’t help Temple.
When Owls work together, amazing things
are accomplished. 37,425 Temple donors—
each giving $10 to $999—were able to give more
than $3.94 million for Temple last year. That’s
the cost of tuition for more than 258 students.
Helping make Temple better for the future is a
collaborative effort—join your fellow Owls!
Did you know?
Gifts of any size make a
difference: one $50 gift can help fund
a student career event; six gifts of $250
provide a community education workshop;
10 gifts of $100 can offer an annual
scholarship; and 50 $10 gifts can be used
to improve technology and labs across
campus. When Temple Owls come together
to give, the impact is limitless. Think of
what we can accomplish together!
Ready to make YOUR impact?
Now that you know the facts, choose to make a difference for Temple’s educational experience.
Temple’s 16 schools and colleges, nine campuses, hundreds of degree programs and more than 38,000 students combine to create one of the nation’s most comprehensive and diverse learning environments. In neighborhoods, across disciplines and on a global stage, members of the Temple community are making things happen.
Join the donors powering Temple’s progress.
Make your gift today