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2023 Impact Report

Setting Our Sights Higher

Every year we get better as a University — as a community. In the last fiscal year, we built on our positive momentum to establish a single-year fundraising record. We've increased the impact in our community, with our good works reaching out to the world. And we achieve everything together, through the collaboration of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends.

Our upward trajectory is fueled by the transformational undergraduate experience that helps Flyers discern their own path to a values-based vocation. And when your work is fueled by a higher purpose, you naturally rise to the top.

Record-breaking Philanthropy

  • $67.4M

    Total giving

  • $35M

    Total cash

  • $32.4M

    Net pledges

  • 15,413

    Total donors

  • 1,748

    New Front Porch Society members

  • 2,959

    New donors

Creating a Culture of Philanthropy

Impact in Action

Creating and sustaining community is critical to UD. Just as critical is our effort to make UD affordable for any student who wants to call UD home. Alumni giving made a difference for you, and we’re working hard to make sure each Flyer generation gets the same boost. Students for University Advancement is an organization on campus dedicated to making a difference. And it's working. This year student participation in philanthropy at UD rose 38%, and student giving soared 190%. Current students know the value of the UD experience, and they are giving back to ensure future students enjoy the same amazing University community.

  • $803 Million

    The value of UD's endowment as of June 30, 2023.

  • $1.1 Billion

    Value of UD's long-term investment pool (includes endowment).

  • $63 Million

    Value of Flyer Investments Fund, the largest student-run portfolio in the nation.

  • $9.3 Million

    In donor-funded scholarships awarded.

  • 1,661

    Students awarded donor-funded scholarships.

  • 23

    Newly established donor-funded endowed scholarships.

Engagement with UD

Expanding Influence

The campaign cabinet welcomed eight new members to the team this year, bringing the total cabinet to 22 members actively invested in opening doors for high-impact gifts and high-level engagement during We Soar. Leadership at UD is an action!

Meet the Campaign Cabinet

Flyer Champions

Flyer Champions help potential Flyers decide if UD is the right fit for them. Seventy-nine Flyer alumni served this year by answering questions about one of their favorite university topics — what it’s like to attend the University of Dayton.

Learn about Flyer Champions

Peer Magic

Rick Schieltz ’72, a retired engineer and volunteer at Carillon Historical Park in Dayton, is also opening doors. As an alumni mentor, Rick introduced Sarah Herr ’23, an electrical engineering major who aspires to be an “imagineer” for Disney, to executives at Carillon Park.

View Rick and Sarah's story

Flyer Volunteers

  • 20%

    Increase in volunteer participation

  • 393

    New volunteers

  • 944

    Active volunteers (in defined roles with term limits)