2020 Impact Report

Your Gift. Your Impact. Our Gratitude.

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This report highlights the impact of your giving at Dominican University of California. Your philanthropy strengthens the university's ability to advance essential initiatives.

What Our Students Are Saying


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Kassandra Holman, Class of 2022


"I cannot thank you enough for being a donor to the scholarship that allows me to stay at my dream college to complete my BSN. I am the oldest of four children and am putting myself through school. If it weren’t for you, I would not have been able to stay here after my freshman year." 


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Sebastian Shigeyoshi, Class of 2021


"Even with financial aid, I was getting worried about what was ahead. The Close the Gap Scholarship is helping mitigate the costs of my education, as well as relieving stress. I am very thankful to the donors."

By the Numbers

Together, donors like you gave $5,840,475 in 2019-2020. 

  • 24% Academic Programs – Enhancing teaching, learning, and the innovative Dominican Experience
  • 20% Student Aid – Easing financial burdens and enhancing equitable student success
  • 20% Facilities – Transforming spaces that enhance learning and collaboration
  • 16% Athletics – Providing student athletes opportunities for academic excellence, competitive success, and personal development
  • 11% Dominican Fund – Addressing emerging and high priority needs
  • 7% Student Life – Nurturing leadership development, community, and personal growth through programs like Campus Ministry and student activities
  • 2% Community Programs – Engaging the community with programs like the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Women Leadership & Philanthropy Council
  • Alumni – $1,277,682
  • Parents – $72,604
  • Foundation and Corporation – $932,286
  • Faculty and Staff – $180,015
  • Trustees and Friends – $3,377,888  (Trustees who are also alumni are counted in the alumni category)

Learn more about the students you supported, student success and outcomes, and the quality and value of a Dominican University of California education on our At A Glance page.

At A Glance — our Students

Gifts, Pledges and Bequests

Together, donors like you gave to Dominican in 2019-2020 to support academic programs, student aid, campus facilities, athletics, student life, community programs and the Dominican Fund, addressing emerging and high-priority needs.

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Funds raised

For Dominican University of California 2019-2020

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Gave to Support Students in 2019-2020

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Gifts make a big impact!

Gifts of $100 or less totaled $48K.

Week of Caring

We came together virtually as a community to provide extraordinary support to students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donations funded the Close the Gap Scholarship, Angel Fund, Dominican Fund and other programs/scholarships.

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Acts of Caring

To Support the Community

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Gave during the Week of Caring

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Funds raised

For Programs and Scholarships

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Endowed Scholarships: An Enduring Impact

"I am beyond grateful to the Lepage family for helping my dreams become reality. Donors to endowed scholarships provide a perpetual source of funds that ensure a sustainable base of support for future generations of students — Autumn Jordan ’23 Marketing and Global Business

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Annual Scholarships: Changing Lives

"The Peer Mentor Scholarship shows that Dominican truly values the work of peer mentors. I had an amazing experience as a mentor. I really got to know wonderful, smart, authentic students and saw how much potential each one of them had. Donors to annual scholarships make an immediate impact on students in need." — Christina Pathoumthong ’22, Political Science and History

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Endowed Professorships: The Gift of Knowledge

"I am grateful for the Lillian L.Y. Wang Yin Endowed Professorship. It has allowed me to purchase computer systems and software, and to support student researchers working during the academic year and summer. Dominican is a student-centric university with faculty committed to student success." — Randall Hall, PhD, joined the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in 2012 as the inaugural chair holder of the Dr. Lillian L.Y. Wang Yin Endowed Professor in Chemistry.

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