Fund for D'Youville
What is The Fund for D’Youville?
The Fund for D’Youville is our annual giving campaign that helps bridge the gap between tuition revenue and total operating costs at the university.
Why should I make a gift to The Fund for D’Youville?
When you make a gift to The Fund for D’Youville, you are investing in our students and demonstrating your belief in the value of a D’Youville education! This year, gifts to the Fund for D'Youville are more important than ever. Like all private colleges, D'Youville is faced with diminished or drastically reduced state aid due to Covid's effect on the New York State budget.
What does The Fund for D’Youville support?
In addition to helping address this year's special programs, gifts to The Fund for D’Youville have the broadest impact on our students and campus - from increasing financial aid packages to upgrading classroom technology to providing academic and career services - so D’Youville can continue producing leaders who excel professionally and personally.
Can you give me more details?
One of the most critical ways The Fund for D’Youville helps students is through supporting financial aid and student scholarships. For the 2020-2021 academic year, D’Youville awarded 258 eligible applicants $482,322 in donor funded scholarships. In total, more than $16M is awarded to D'Youville students each year in the form of institutional aid, grants, federal financial aid, and donor funded scholarships. We couldn’t do this without The Fund for D’Youville.
In addition, The Fund for D’Youville helps support a slew of other campus programs and initiatives, such as:
- HEOP, Upward Bound, and Say Yes Scholarships
- Student support centers
- Classroom renovations
- New study spaces
- Upgraded laboratory equipment
- Improved clinical spaces
- New and upgraded technology
But what if I want to just support my individual department?
The Fund for D’Youville supports ALL departments, so your major won’t lose out! BUT – if you want your department to get an extra “boost,” there’s a way to do that. When you make a gift on the Day of Giving, you will be able to vote for the department you think should receive Bonus Funds this year. $6,000 in extra funding will be split between the three departments that receive the most votes. So, make your gift, then encourage your co-workers, classmates and friends to give and vote, too!