Giving

Thank You. Your gift to Dominican University of California — no matter the size — makes a huge difference in the lives of our students. More than 2,000 students benefit every year from the generosity of our donors.

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Each gift has a recipient. It may be a young biologist, a budding writer or a fledgling accountant. It may be a scholarship student or a future educator who may one day teach your own child or grandchild. You may never meet the student whose life your generosity has changed, but know this: Your gift has real impact on the lives of real students.

 Make your gift today
 

Ways to Give

There are many ways to support Dominican. However you choose to give, your support has a profound impact on our students. 
 

It's quick and easy to give online. Choose which area(s) you'd like to support and complete our simple form.

Make your gift today
 

If you wish to make a contribution by mail, please make your check payable to Dominican University of California and send it to:

Dominican University of California
Office of Advancement,
50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael, CA 94901.

To make your gift by phone, call (415) 257-1396. 

With a planned giving strategy, you can put your assets to work for any part of Dominican you choose. To learn more about the many planned gift options, visit our giving website or contact us directly.

An honor or memorial gift is a wonderful way to appreciate someone special. Recognize the accomplishment of a fellow alumni, friend or family member with an honor gift. Remember the life of a friend, relative or colleague with a memorial gift. Call (415) 257-1396 to make your gift by phone, or make your gift online via our secure online giving form.

Your donation can go twice as far. Many companies match their employees’ charitable contributions, and some even match the gifts of spouses or retirees. Check with your human resources department to see if your employer will match your gift to Dominican.

Gifts of appreciated securities are a great way to support Dominican while receiving substantial tax benefits. 

Many donors find that gifts of appreciated securities are a wonderful way to support Dominican University of California, while at the same time receiving substantial tax benefits.

To make a gift of stock, follow these steps:

Step 1
In order to ensure proper credit and acknowledgement for your gift, we ask that donors please call Dominican's Advancement Office at (415) 257-1396 to notify the University of your intent to make a stock gift.

Step 2
Contact your broker to instruct them to transfer shares of stock to Dominican University of California's account at Morgan Stanley. 

Please reference Dominican's account number (528-053586), DTC number (0015), and tax ID number (94-1156525) in your letter. Send a copy of your authorization statement to:

Catheryne DiPrete
Associate Vice President
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
750 Lindaro Street, Suite 300
San Rafael, CA  94901
catheryne.diprete@ms.com
(415) 482-1505
 

Step 3
After you have received confirmation of the transfer, forward a copy of the confirmation statement to the University. Dominican records the value of stock gifts as the average of the high and low values on the date of transfer.
 

Giving Societies

All gifts to Dominican University of California matter, and Giving Societies are one way for us to thank our most generous and steadfast donors. Through these channels, we honor alumni, parents and friends whose gifts help us accomplish Dominican’s mission.

The Acacia Society celebrates alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends who have made a gift — at any level, for any purpose — to Dominican for two or more consecutive years. As a token of the University's appreciation, members are invited to an annual Champagne Brunch to hear directly from students who benefit from their generosity. They also receive a commemorative Dominican calendar.

When you establish a planned gift to the University or provide for Dominican in your will, we recognize you as a valued member of the Edgehill Society. Your far-sighted generosity will help sustain Dominican for new generations of students and faculty. Members are invited to special campus events and receive a special memento as an expression of our appreciation. 
 

Donations Make a Difference!

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99%

First-Year Undergraduates Received Financial Aid

Gifts from donors make much of this possible.

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1,074

Donations of $100 or Less Last Year

Donations totaled $54,957!