The Journey to Success Begins with You

Almost every student gets some help along the journey. Thank you for your commitment to community, academic excellence, leadership and service. Your gift will make an immediate difference for students and the University. 

Giving to the University of Dayton is quick and easy. Choose the method that best suits you.


Donations made online are quick and secure. Give Now >>


You can make a quick and easy gift of $10 to the University of Dayton by texting UDFUND to 20222. During I Love UD month, you can text ILOVEUD to 20222 to make a $10 gift to the I Love UD Scholarship. †


To ask questions or donate by phone, call us at 1-888-253-2383 during normal business hours.


Gifts can be mailed by with our donation form (.pdf) to the following address:

University of Dayton Advancement
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-7056


Our donation form (.pdf) can also be faxed to 937-229-2904. 

† A one-time donation of $10.00 will be added to your bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. All donations must be authorized by the account holder. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of the University of Dayton by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at Messaging & Data Rates May Apply. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to short code 20222; text HELP to 20222 for help.

Broad Opportunities

There are many ways to give to the University other than writing a personal check or using our online form. We are always willing to discuss these options; please don't hesitate to contact us for more information. 


Many employers will match gifts made to the University of Dayton. Contact your employer for more information and to start the process.


Recurring credit card gifts can be made in any amount and scheduled for a donor's convenience. Gifts like these allow one to make payments to fit a schedule and budget. You can set up a recurring gift easily on our secure online giving page. For more information on recurring credit card gifts, call us at 888-253-2383 or 937-229-1441.


Making a gift in memory of a loved one is a generous and thoughtful way to recognize a life and legacy. Memorial gifts can support any area of the University. Call 888-253-2383 for more information. 


If you would prefer to make your gift by using an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) please print the EFT Donation Form (.pdf) and mail it to:

Office of Annual Giving
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-7056


Electronic Transfer of Shares

Shares may be electronically transferred to the University of Dayton through our account at Merrill Lynch:

5SE-04859 University of Dayton
DTC #5198

  • Please notify us of your pending gift so that we may properly thank you and provide your tax receipt. 
  • Allow plenty of time for transfers to take place, especially at year-end, so that your tax deduction is available in the calendar year you prefer.
  • According to IRS rules, stock gifts are valued by taking the average of the high and low market price on the date that the stock appears in the University of Dayton account.

Transfer by Certificate

  • Please do not endorse or complete any section on the reverse side of the certificate.  Use certified mail and send to:

          University of Dayton
          Office of Gift Planning
          300 College Park
          Dayton, OH  45469-7056
  • In a separate envelope, please mail one signed copy of an Irrevocable Stock or Bond Power (.pdf) for each certificate and one Letter of Intent (.pdf) for each certificate.  Do not complete any other section of the forms.
  • Mail both envelopes on the same day. The latest U.S. Mail postmark determines the date of the gift.  If you use a private carrier for the delivery, the date of the gift is the day your envelopes are received by UD.