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At the University of Dayton we don’t just fly…We Soar!

The Campaign for the University of Dayton


Leading the Way

From its inception, the We Soar comprehensive campaign has been informed and inspired by the Campaign Cabinet. These Flyers are using creativity to connect and engage — all to benefit future generations.


Your support helps make the full University of Dayton experience possible for students. Giving is quick and easy.


Find a community near you to connect with fellow Flyers and participate in local alumni events.


Service is a way of life for Flyers. Find out how you can give back to the University of Dayton.


Donors and volunteers make a difference in the lives of current and future Flyers.

UD Chapel in the Spring

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Join the Front Porch Society

Make a gift of any size, for three or more consecutive fiscal years, to become a member of the Front Porch Society. Every gift is a vote of confidence in the University of Dayton and supports students, faculty and programs.

Fast Facts


The year over year increase in student financial aid requests.


The amount of student financial aid met by donor-funded scholarships.

Campus and Community September 25, 2023
Daaryn’ah Willoughby ’17

Daaryn’ah Willoughby ’17 has always felt like she was leading the pack. The daughter of an army combat veteran, Willoughby saw early in her life how she could learn, lead and serve her community. She is now CEO of and president of The Willoughby Firm, LLC, a managing consultancy service.

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Athletics September 22, 2023
Fastballs and Her Future

In 2023, Izzy Kemp logged nearly 200 strikeouts for the Dayton Flyers softball team. Thanks to scholarships, students like Izzy have the support they need to chase after their dreams and be the best they can be.

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Campus and Community September 15, 2023
Communal Creation
Three alumni left their mark on UD by using brush strokes to capture the partnership between the University, the Dayton Entrepreneurs' Center and the city of Dayton in a mural at The Hub Powered By PNC Bank.
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What is Advancement?

The Advancement Division promotes a culture of philanthropy, volunteer engagement and lifelong relationships with the University. We are growing our exceptional team of passionate, mission-driven professionals who thrive in a collaborative workplace.