The Annual Fund

The Annual Fund operates at the very heart of the University and its impact is felt in the lives of students every day. 

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Gifts to the Annual Fund support virtually every aspect of the Dominican experience, from providing resources for scholarships and financial aid to bolstering campus-wide initiatives and academic programs. 

With your gift, you can help shape the future of every student. We welcome your support of any of the following Annual Fund designation. 

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The Dominican Fund

Gifts to the Dominican Fund are unrestricted and support the areas of greatest need. By giving, you enable the University to use your gift to support current and often time sensitive needs. 

Unrestricted funds may be used for:

  • Student support
  • Faculty support
  • Research aid
  • Books, collections and supplies
  • Technological upgrades


Your scholarship gift opens doors for deserving students who could not otherwise afford the opportunities of Dominican’s distinctive, liberal arts and professional education. By providing this access, you are changing lives and shaping future leaders on campus and beyond.

The Angel Fund

Your gift to the Dominican Angel Fund helps students with emergency expenses. Created in 2019 by the Board of Trustees, this fund is intended to support students who are facing unexpected financial hardships that present an immediate and significant challenge to their success at the University.

Examples of these hardships include the following:

  • Unplanned tuition fees that require urgent attention or reconciliation
  • Specific class fees, late registration fees, etc.
  • Academic related expenditures that support student success
  • Textbooks, licensing exam fees, supplemental resource materials
  • Personal health and wellness related expenses
  • Food, medicine, etc.

Academic Programming 

Your gift to one of our four schools or to a specific major/degree program provides students with innovative, hands-on learning experiences while allowing Dominican to offer students the personalized mentoring and student-faculty research opportunities that are critical components of the Dominican Experience.  

Student Life 

Student participation in clubs and organizations outside the classroom enriches their personal, social and spiritual development. Dominican’s 15+ clubs depend on gifts to provide the best possible extracurricular experiences.


Dominican is committed to providing each of our 12 teams and 200 student athletes with the highest quality experience during their tenure as Penguins. Your gifts help us strive to be a premier NCAA Division II athletics program while providing students opportunities for academic excellence, competitive success and personal development for a lifetime of achievement.