2021 Impact Report

Your Gift. Your Impact. Our Gratitude.

Four Dominican University of California students

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

By the Numbers

Together, donors like you gave $2,534,842 in 2020-2021. 

  • 32% Student Aid – Easing financial burdens and enhancing equitable student success
  • 21% Dominican Fund – Addressing emerging and high priority needs
  • 15% Academic Programs – Enhancing teaching, learning, and the innovative Dominican Experience
  • 13% Facilities – Transforming spaces that enhance learning and collaboration
  • 12% Athletics – Providing student athletes opportunities for academic excellence, competitive success, and personal development
  • 5% Community Programs – Engaging the community with programs like the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Women Leadership & Philanthropy Council
  • 2% Student Life – Nurturing leadership development, community, and personal growth through programs like Campus Ministry and student activities
  • Alumni – $652,532
  • Parents – $30,288
  • Foundation and Corporation – $946,733
  • Faculty and Staff – $44,757
  • Trustees and Friends – $860,532  (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

Female student, Claudia M.

Endowed Scholarships: An Enduring Impact

"When applying to colleges, I knew that paying for college was going to be stressful. However, thanks to kind people and organizations, first-generation and working-class students like me are able to continue their education and have a future." — Claudia Munoz Cortes ’23, Graphic Art and Design

Male student, Pius Mbatia

Annual Scholarships: Changing Lives

"I am humbled beyond words for your kind gesture because this has been an extremely difficult time financially, especially in this Covid-era. I hail from a place where we have barely enough resources to facilitate meaningful intervention for the population, and I always aspired to become a doctor and serve my community. Your generous gifts make this possible." — Pius John Mbatia ’22, Chemistry

Gifts, Pledges and Bequests

Together, donors like you gave to Dominican in 2020-2021 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 2020-2021

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Gifts make a big impact!

Gifts of $100 or less surpassed $59K.

All In for Dominican Week

All In for Dominican is an annual tradition for alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends to come together and support Dominican.

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


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Gave during All In for Dominican week

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Funds raised

For Programs and Scholarships

Gifts Supporting Students