The Annual Fund raises more than $7 million a year to support Xavier’s mission of educating students intellectually, morally and
spiritually. Unrestricted gifts allow the most flexibility in directing money to scholarships for deserving students, where it’s needed
most. These gifts help make up the difference between tuition and the actual cost to educate a Xavier student.
Donors can make a bigger impact on a student’s life with larger gifts of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund. These gifts qualify donors for membership in The 1831 Society, an elite group whose members make leadership gifts that generate more than 90 percent of total gifts each year.
Gifts to the Parents Fund allow parents of current students to support the education of their son or daughter and all their classmates.
Donors score big with a gift to the All For One Club and support the unique programs that help Xavier’s student-athletes find success on the playing field and in the classroom. All For One Club members know they’re making a difference in the lives of student-athletes while also helping Xavier stay competitive. These gifts help the AFO fund scholarships for student-athletes, pay for the academic support provided to all student-athletes, increase the level of competition for all 18 programs, improve facilities, and find and keep great coaches.
Gifts to Women of Excellence support the intellectual, moral and spiritual development of women through special programs that foster active engagement with and for Xavier. These include the Giving Circle, an annual competition that awards grants to projects and programs submitted by faculty and students that aim to improve conditions and offer opportunities for women and all students at Xavier and in the community. The Women of Excellence was created in 2007 to recognize the significant contributions of women graduates of Xavier and Edgecliff College to Xavier’s history and traditions.
Those who are able to create endowed scholarships find great satisfaction in being able to set up a permanent fund that generates ongoing tuition support for deserving students. A minimum of $25,000 is needed to provide a student benefit of $1,200 a year, while $700,000 generates scholarship funds of about $30,000, nearly full tuition.
Gifts to the University’s endowment are a promise to ensure Xavier’s future for years to come. An endowment is a sign of fiscal strength, and growing the endowment is fundamental to sustaining Xavier’s long-term vision of being the nation’s leading comprehensive Jesuit Catholic University. Xavier has an endowment today that’s smaller than at most other Jesuit universities and puts Xavier at a distinct disadvantage. In addition to setting up endowed scholarships, donors can contribute to the endowment with gifts to endowed professorships and chairs.