The Importance of the USF Annual Fund
Why is the USF Annual Fund so important? Let’s count the ways.
From the first lecture given in Bonaventure Hall each morning to the last light turned off in the Lee and Jim Vann Library at night, unrestricted gifts to the annual fund are hard at work. Unrestricted gifts are utilized to meet the university’s most important needs and opportunities, including scholarships, faculty recruitment and retention, financial aid, library and computer resources, athletics, and facilities maintenance and renovation.
Thanks to the annual fund, the University of Saint Francis has the advantage of being able to solve problems as they arise -- and the ability to seize unexpected opportunities. The generous yearly support of alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff enables the university to provide a challenging curriculum in a vibrant learning environment. This generosity has an immediate and personal impact, enriching the lives of students and faculty every day.
Gifts to the annual fund also help ensure that students receive the financial assistance they need to attend the University of Saint Francis. The annual fund means that USF does not have to choose between funding financial aid and supporting the academic programs that draw students to the university.
In sum, the annual fund assists the University of Saint Francis in fulfilling its mission, making it possible for USF to maintain its leadership in Catholic higher education and to continue challenging the minds of students, today and tomorrow.
If you would like to make a gift to the USF Annual Fund, please call the Office of University Relations at 260-399-8007, or go online. You can be sure that your gift, no matter what size, will make a significant difference in the lives of our students.