Choose Chowan. Choose the Annual Fund.

There are many worthy causes that would benefit from your attention and resources. Each dollar given to the Annual Fund represents a choice. Each choice represents a story -- something unique and personal to you. There is something special you believe in that leads you to continue to choose Chowan. Chowan is accomplishing great things and it is a direct result of the choices made by people like you. We encourage you to Choose Chowan again this year, and continue your story of support for Chowan’s Annual Fund campaign.

The annual fund is your simple and direct way of supporting the general needs of Chowan University. It is the administrative umbrella for all the annual giving programs on the campus. From operating costs to classroom equipment, faculty support to library acquisitions, technology upgrades to career planning resources, academic scholarships to achievement awards, the Annual Fund is the catch-all for campus-wide needs resulting from our unprecedented growth.

Why Should I Give?

  • Because I have faith in the future of Chowan University and its students
  • Because Chowan University students deserve the best education, experiences and opportunities
  • Because my gift will combine with thousands of others to make an immeasurable difference
  • Because someone at Chowan believed in me once, and it helped me learn to believe in myself
  • Because my gift can help make a great University even better
  • Because we all benefit from thoughtful, values-driven, well-educated citizens
  • Because there is a tradition that each succeeding generation turns around and helps the one behind it; I benefited from that tradition, even in ways I didn’t know at the time. Now, it's my turn to give back.

Annual Fund Gifts Can Provide:

  • Program operating funds
  • Technology upgrades
  • Classroom equipment
  • Career planning resources
  • Faculty support
  • Scholarships and fellowships
  • Library acquisitions
  • Guest lecturers
  • Modern learning and teaching environments

To schedule a visit with Nicola Khoury and learn more about how you can contribute to the Annual Fund at Chowan University, call (252) 398-6226 or email


The Phonathon is Chowan University's personal approach to contact alumni, parents and friends about making an annual gift. Our mission is to raise unrestricted money for campus improvements, technology for the classrooms, operational costs and to increase alumni, parent and friend involvement.

The Chowan University Phonathon team is a group of students who spend approximately two weeks in February calling alumni, parents, and friends for donations to the University. This is a great time to get updates on what is happening at Chowan while making a pledge to support the Annual Fund.

We are only able to call those people for whom we have good phone numbers. If you haven't received a call from Chowan in a while, please update your contact information!