Parents' Fund

We know family support is vital to the success of the remarkable young men and women who grace our campus. With that in mind, I encourage each of you to take an active role during your student’s years at CNU.

Joining the President’s Circle, CNU’s leadership giving society, is a meaningful and important way to share in your student’s extraordinary experience. President’s Circle members are families who have excitement, energy and enthusiasm for this wonderful university – and a contagious CNU spirit. These leadership-level donors offer ongoing communication to CNU administration – helping us to provide the best academic experience for our students.

Thank you for contributing so much to the life of our campus. Come to the home football games, meet our award-winning faculty members and join us for Family Weekend and other spirited CNU events! Rosemary and I look forward to welcoming you and your family to our campus and are pleased and honored to partner with you in this important endeavor.


Paul Trible, President of CNU

Why is annual giving important at
Christopher Newport University?

Annual gifts from alumni, parents, grandparents, students, faculty, staff and friends are a vital source of revenue. Annual gifts, which are received and spent in the same year, have an immediate impact on the things that makes CNU special – scholarships, great teaching and faculty excellence, world-class facilities and technology, and unique programs such as the President Leadership Program, Honors Program, study abroad, undergraduate research and internships.

When you ask people to give you their very best,
they will astound you with their success

President Paul Trible