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Giving Back Lights the Way Forward

As a University of Dayton donor, you make a difference. The collective giving of donors like you changes students’ lives forever and provides faculty members opportunities to shine brighter.

These Donors Are Leading the Way

A Life-Changing Gift

UD students will have access to life-changing international experiences and learning thanks to a $5 million gift from Deborah Flanagan Tobias '73 and her husband.

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Our Access is Aces

Steve Tomassi ’74 is helping ensure students of all abilities get the learning support they need to succeed.

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Raising UD’s Average

Bob Higdon ’62 and his wife, Merle, are supporting students in ways that are anything but average.

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See how donors and volunteers are helping move UD boldly forward to increase access to a UD education, create opportunities for experiential learning, and support academic innovation.

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Supporting scholarships opens our campus community to students who build on our Catholic, Marianist ideals to lead lives filled with learning, leadership and service. Learn more about how you could make a difference for current and future Flyers.

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Giving Societies

Giving societies recognize and celebrate donors like you, who are helping UD become the best it can be. Donor commitment is more important than ever as we work to build a culture of philanthropy that will help Flyers reach new heights.

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For me, that fear of financial difficulty was paralyzing as a part of my life and if I can relieve that for somebody, that’s a good use of that money.

Bill Stankey ’80

  • 42.3 million

    total giving

  • 15,433

    total number of donors

  • 2,900

    number of new alumni donors