Hello, Alumni and Friends!

“Friends of Silliman” is where you can conveniently contribute to the Silliman University (SU) Development Fund and track your contributions. The fund will support initiatives in scholarships, facilities, human resource development and cultural and faith enrichment programs towards whole person education.

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University Development Programs

Various university development programs and projects are being pursued to ensure Silliman University’s continuing presence and relevance in education and in nation building in the 21st century. The support and collaboration with partner institutions, alumni and friends enables the University to achieve its mission, vision and goals of providing quality Christian education to a diverse body of students with highly qualified faculty and support staff, adequate facilities, and long term financial viability.

What to Support?

Browse through the lists below to know more about what you can support in the University:



Human Resource Development

Cultural and Faith Enrichment Programs

Community Engagement

Open Giving

Why Give?

Silliman University (SU) is proof that one gift can make a difference.

SU stands as a legacy of one man who made a generous donation: Dr. Horace Brinsmade Silliman, who gave $10,000 in 1899 for the US Presbyterian Mission to start a school in the Philippines. Today, SU is recognized as one of the best institutions of higher learning and of the Christian faith in the Philippines and the world.

Since that first donation, the University has been the recipient of several generous donations and gifts made by loyal alumni and friends. It has earned the trust of donors, sponsors, and partners through its reputation of high-quality programs, worthwhile and meaningful projects, and professional handling of funds. Supported by donations and gifts, the University has been able to continue providing quality education and to grow as an institution despite the myriad challenges it has encountered.

SU’s donors share in the legacy of Dr. Horace Brinsmade Silliman—a legacy that continues to change people’s lives and make their dreams a reality through Silliman education.

By donating to any of the University’s projects and programs, you can:

Give back.

Whether you have experienced Silliman education or not, everyone is welcome to join the University in extending help to where it is needed the most. Donations will also help SU improve the quality education it provides.

Change lives.

In SU, one simple act of generosity goes a long way. The University makes sure that the projects and programs that are open for donations are also ones that will make the most impact. By being a donor, you become a partner of SU in mobilizing efforts for communities, including those beyond the campus.

Leave a legacy.

Investing in education means investing in the youth—our hope and our future. When donors support the University, they take part in SU’s mission of shaping socially responsible citizens with a deep sense of justice and compassion. This is the legacy SU wants to make; a legacy donors are part of.

“It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
- Acts 20:35

Donors’ support enables SU to continue providing quality education and to grow as an institution despite the myriad challenges it has encountered. SU acknowledges and appreciates donations and gifts in various ways, notably the induction to the Order of Horace Brinsmade Silliman, the naming of facilities in honor of the donors, and plaques of recognition, among many others.