2024 Employee Giving Campaign

2024 Employee Giving Campaign

Kirkwood Cares.

With your support, the Kirkwood Foundation provides scholarships and emergency funds for students, Endowed Faculty Chair awards and mini-grants for employees, and equipment and supplies to enhance classrooms.

Your generosity shows our stakeholders – students, alumni, and community – that our employees believe in this life-changing work. Our goal is 100% employee participation, and we ask that you make your gift before March 8. Thank you in advance for your support as we demonstrate the power behind our theme, Kirkwood Cares.

Yes, I am proud to support the Employee Campaign!

Don’t take our word for it.

We asked Kirkwood scholarship recipients, faculty, and staff members to talk about what the Kirkwood scholarship programs means to them. Here is what they had to say:



Thank you to our 2024 Employee Giving Campaign Captains and donors. You all are truly making a difference in the lives of our students.

A gift of any size will make an impact.

The example below starts at $5, but there is no minimum payroll deduction required.


Payroll Deduction Examples

Donation per pay period Annual Gift Offset the costs of tuition so students don't have to decide between
$5 $120 Buying a textbook or paying an electricity bill
$10 $240 Paying for 1 credit hour of tuition or paying the monthly cell phone bill
$20 $480 Paying for 2 credit hours or buying gas to get to campus, work, etc.
$30 $720 Buying a laptop for class or buying groceries for a family of four
$42 $1,008* Paying for 5 credit hours or paying for daycare
$50 $1,200* Paying for 6 credit hours of tuition or paying rent/mortgage

*Invitation to join Kirkwood’s President’s Circle


Kirkwood has 26 payroll periods, but the payroll deduction is based on 24 pay periods. For the two months with three paychecks, the deduction is taken from the first and second check of that month.

How do I make a change to an existing payroll deduction? We sincerely appreciate all the employees who currently give through payroll deduction. An existing payroll deduction counts toward this year's campaign and automatically renews annually unless you notify us otherwise. If you have questions or want to make a change to your payroll deduction, contact Tresa Wandrey at 319-398-5457 or tresa.wandrey@kirkwood.edu


Yes, I am proud to support the Employee Campaign!

The Kirkwood Foundation supports students, faculty, and staff.

  • Increases scholarship opportunities for students
  • Helps raise critical funds for student emergencies such as housing assistance, child care, transportation, and more
  • Strengthens academic programs and professional development for faculty and staff
  • Supports the Mini-Grant Program, enhancing classrooms and student experiences
  • Provides funding for the Endowed Faculty Chair Awards
  • Offers the Estate Planning for Employees Series