“To store up treasures in heaven, invest in people.” – Dr. Nat Tracy, HPU faculty member from 1950 to 1975 and professor emeritus of Bible.

Giving to HPU

For more than 130 years, HPU has remained committed to furthering God’s Kingdom through Christian higher education. Your generosity assists the university in continuing its mission of a Christ-centered academic community dedicated to excellence by developing and equipping the whole person for intellectual inquiry, personal and professional integrity, and service to God and humanity.

Thank you for your gift to Howard Payne University today. God is using HPU in a tremendous way and we are proud to have supporters like you to share in our blessings and accomplishments.

If you have any questions about any of our giving opportunities, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 325-649-8006 or


A pledge can be made to any area of interest at HPU and paid over the course of 12 to 36 months. To make a pledge, click the link below. 

This fund supports the everyday needs of the university that enhance the student experience inside the classroom, on athletic fields and through student activities. 

HPU would not be the success it is without the essential scholarships that help to drive enrollment of new students and retain current students. 

This fund will provide for critical upgrades to infrastucture and campus buldings for first-rate spaces to live, learn and play. 

A signature and prestigious feature of HPU is the Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom, home to the Guy D. Newman Honors Academy, where exceptional students train to become champions of freedom-loving people. Perhaps now more than ever, it is essential that the halls of this historic building be revitalized to share the ideals of individual liberty and political freedom. 

The Jackets are rekindling a championship mindset, and serving as inspiration are HPU’s historic teams of the 1960s and 1970s. As a visible reminder of that legacy, this year’s Jackets are bringing back gold helmets – a distinctive look sported by those classic teams of the past.

This fund supports HPU’s 12 sports, helping fund a rewarding, memorable and transformative collegiate experience to more than 350+ student-athletes.

Making recurring gifts to HPU can have a tremendous impact. If all 12,000 of our active alumni gave just $25 a month, that would add up to $3.5M each year. 

With a planned gift, you can provide for your family, receive tax benefits, generate income, and leave a legacy at Howard Payne University.

Student Giving

Learn more about student giving opportunities, including The 18.89 Club and class gifts.