Areas To Support

Ways to Make a Difference

When you contribute to the University of Saint Francis, you’re not just giving. You’re investing directly in our students—nurturing their lives, creating opportunities, and shaping their futures. It’s a personal connection, and we share in the personal touch of each contribution. Your gift often bridges the financial gap for students, making a Saint Francis education accessible.

Scholarships: Giving the Gift of Education

Scholarships are a profound way to support current Saint Francis students and enhance the achievements of our alumni. Your decision to provide a scholarship could be the determining factor in whether or not a student can attend the University of Saint Francis—a true gift of education.

By establishing new scholarships or funding existing ones, you contribute to crucial financial aid packages. Options include giving to the Saint Francis General Scholarship Fund or specific scholarship opportunities. The Catholic Foundation Endowed Scholarship, for example, provides tuition assistance to students of the Catholic faith.

To establish a Named Annual Scholarship, you must make a gift of $2,500 or more to the Saint Francis Annual Fund or Saint Francis General Scholarship Fund. These scholarships may be named after you or in memory or honor of a loved one.

The same is true of Endowed Scholarships, which require a minimum contribution of $25,000 and can be paid over a five-year period. We will work with you to determine the criteria for the scholarship. To learn more about establishing a Named or Endowed Scholarship, contact Ann Phillips, Donor Relations Specialist, or 260-399-8031.

Supporting the Student Experience

The student experience at Saint Francis is rooted in shared values, diversity, and community service. Our diverse array of extra-curricular and co-curricular experiences is as varied as our student body, resonating well beyond graduation.

With nearly 50 clubs, societies, leagues, and associations, students can enrich their journey. Mission trips, pilgrimages, and volunteer opportunities around Fort Wayne are actively encouraged. Saint Francis remains unwavering in its values and commitment to service and your support allows students to engage in these diverse educational experiences.

Building a Foundation for Success

Saint Francis is dedicated to preparing the next generation of leaders for the challenges of the new century. Your contributions toward campus facilities benefit students, faculty, and staff daily. Whether it’s incorporating cutting-edge technology for health care training, updating laboratories for life sciences, or providing state-of-the-art facilities for exercise science, student needs are at the forefront.

Generous alumni and friends have played a vital role in supporting campus expansions and renovations, laying the foundation for Saint Francis’s ongoing success.

Athletics: Fueling Our Champions

Our students excel not only academically and in community service but also on the track, field, and court. Student-athletes develop discipline and leadership skills through rigorous training and competition, supported by a community of teammates, coaches, and faculty advisors.

Your support for Saint Francis Athletics ensures these achievements continue to inspire and unite the campus and the Fort Wayne community. You can choose to support Saint Francis Athletics broadly or contribute directly to a specific sport or team.

Contact Us

Office of Institutional Advancement

Phone: 260-399-8034

Monday – Friday:
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.