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We don't just fly ... We Soar

We don't just fly ... We Soar

Staff April 20, 2023

THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE UNIVERSITY of Dayton is focusing on access, experience and excellence — supporting Flyer students and the faculty and staff who help them reach their vocational, civic and personal dreams. 

The April 19 announcement of the public phase of the We Soar campaign is a continuation of support donors and volunteers have been giving to UD in recent years. Campaign goals (see the following pages) are built on giving, engagement and participation that has been happening since 2017. 

The University’s most recent comprehensive campaign, concluded in 2002, was the Call to Lead campaign. In six years, UD raised $157.8 million, setting new records in private giving, increasing UD’s reputation, and expanding facilities and educational programs. 

We Soar will strengthen the University by building a culture of philanthropy driven by participation and engagement, raising awareness that annual giving is crucial to supporting the University’s call to learn, lead and serve. A successful campaign will allow the University to continue to reach great heights to benefit its students and our world. 

A map of the U.S. showing donors by state.
Donors by state
Charts showing the We Soar goals.
We Soar goals


Visit the We Soar campaign website to see the latest progress toward our goals.