I am a donor because I am passionate about what I do and invested in doing what I can to support my students. Although I already give a great deal of my time to students, I know that a few extra dollars can make a big difference in their lives.
These are difficult economic times for universities and taking the small amount I get paid to do an overload and giving it back to the program makes a big difference in the lives of my students. As a professor, I know where additional funding can have the greatest impact. Being able to target where the money goes, allows me to support what I know is most important to my students and program.