Ways to Give

Thank you for your investment in Harris-Stowe State University. A gift of any amount can make a tremendous difference in the life of a Harris-Stowe student. It can help to fund a scholarship to keep a deserving student enrolled, provide food to another in difficult times, or emergency funds for students when they need it most. When you support Harris-Stowe, you are giving more than a donation; you are truly inspiring change in the region and beyond.

Giving is easy! Simply choose an option below to give your gift. All donations to Harris-Stowe Foundation, Inc. are tax-deductible and applied to students and initiatives that strengthen the institutional mission.


Our online donation site is easy and secure. It is the fastest way to get vital financial resources to our students, faculty, and programs. Visit our secure online donation site at today to make a tax-deductible gift to the Harris-Stowe Foundation, Inc.


Send a check or money order payable to the Harris-Stowe Foundation, Inc. at:

Harris-Stowe Foundation, Inc.

3026 Laclede Avenue, Room 110

St. Louis, MO 63103


Call (314) 340-3386 and a staff member will assist you with your gift via credit card.

Payroll Deduction

Harris-Stowe State University employees can make recurring gifts to the university by completing the Payroll Deduction Form. Employees wishing to participate in payroll deductions should download the form and return it to the Office of Institutional Advancement.


Planned Giving

Our staff is available to assist donors with many different types of planned gifts. You can plan for a future gift by remembering Harris-Stowe in your will or make the university the beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust, a life insurance policy, or a gift annuity. Please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (314) 340-3386 for assistance.

What to Support

There are many ways to invest in students, faculty, and program initiatives at Harris-Stowe State University. We have identified the following areas as priorities for giving:

Annual Fund

State appropriations do not cover the entire cost of educating students at Harris-Stowe State University. These unrestricted funds offer flexible support to the University’s areas of greatest need. Such needs fluctuate, and targeted funds are made available as the demand occurs.  Annually, this fund provides scholarships, awards, and other financial support to students, underfunded faculty research, and program initiatives.

Dr. Henry Givens, Jr. Scholarship

Dr. Henry Givens, Jr., President Emeritus of Harris-Stowe-State University, was a pioneer for education and a public servant. In his memory, please consider making a gift to his named scholarship fund. Funds from this scholarship will assist students with a financial need in good standing with the University.

HSSU Cares Food Pantry

The Food Pantry primarily serves the students of Harris-Stowe State University. Unforeseen financial challenges at times may cause our students to struggle. However, your donation to the HSSU Food Pantry helps to ensure that our student's basic needs will remain intact.

Gap Fund

Some students are often left with a significant financial gap after all financial aid and scholarships have been paid towards tuition. The GAP Fund was established to ensure that students could continue to receive a quality education without financial worry. This fund provides financial support to students in good academic standing who may have a small account balance after all other financial sources have been exhausted.


Stars Park Revitalization Campaign

Stars Park is home to the Harris-Stowe State University baseball and softball programs. The field once served as the home of the St. Louis Stars of the Negro National League from 1922-1931. The Stars Park Revitalization Campaign is a one-year effort to secure $1.35 million or more in private philanthropy for Harris-Stowe State University Athletics. This campaign is the first in HSSU history that will benefit HSSU Athletics and preserve a very important part of St. Louis and baseball history. For more information on how to make a gift in support of this campaign, call the Athletics Department at (314) 340-5721 or visit

Student Emergency Fund

This fund provides emergency funding assistance for students experiencing financial hardship due to unexpected and unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, illness, death of a family member, fire damage, medical deductible, or need for temporary housing or food.

Student Scholarships

Harris-Stowe State University offers a number of merit-based, talent-based, and need-based scholarships. By supporting our general scholarship fund you are helping us offer more scholarships and relieve our students' financial burdens, freeing up valuable time for them to focus on their studies and gain real-world experience through internship and research opportunities.

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        The Harris-Stowe Foundation, Inc. is a Section 501(c) (3) charitable organization, EIN 43-1631601. All donations are deemed tax-deductible absent any limitations on deductibility applicable to a particular taxpayer. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your contribution.

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        In memory of Mary K. Jones, Registrar Extraordinaire & amazing woman with a big heart!

        Roland Nichols

        Thank you!

        Freddie Wills | $21.08

        Aline Phillips | $104.15

        Roland Nichols | $55

        Roland Nichols | $52.23

        Thank you!!!

        Dr Richard White | $104.15

        Roland Nichols | $52.23

        Charles Smith | $100/M

        Please consider this a reparations payment. The work of Harris Stowe is amazing in spite of the challenges it faces.

        Gladys Anderson | $26.27

        This donation is for the Gives STL Day. Put it to a great use.

        Regional Business Council

        Thomas Dietrich | $500

        Please direct funds to Leon Daggs, Jr. Endowed Scholarship at Harris-Stowe University

        Odesa M. Jacobs

        Rabbi and Chana Novack

        Ford Motor Company | $100

        Dale Early

        Leon Daggs, Jr. Endowed Scholarship at Harris-Stowe State University

        Greg Campbell | $104.15

        I am giving after reading the column about your university in today’s Post Dispstch.