All In for Dominican 2021

833
Donors
166% of 500 Donor goal
$189,204
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This campaign ended on March 27, 2021, but you can still make a gift to Dominican University of California by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $10,000
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An Anonymous DonorBoard of Trustees and Alumni Board of Directors gave $35,000
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About

We're going All In, All Week!

All In is more than a fundraising challenge. All In for Dominican is an annual tradition for alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends to come together and support our University. Between March 22 through March 26, we're asking our community to come together and show their #PenguinPride and support our current and future Penguins. For a whole week, we will enjoy Dominican memories, spirit, trivia, and more while increasing support and making a difference in the lives of our students. 

It’s all about participation! During this year’s All In for Dominican, the Alumni Board of Directors and Board of Trustees have set challenge gifts to contribute $35,000 to the campaign if we are able to secure 500 individual gifts. Every gift counts—no matter the size—and will make a difference at Dominican!

Huddle up, Penguins! 

Join us for the following activities to connect with classmates, show support for your student, or spread some Dominican cheer.

March 22: TAG (Thank-A-Giver) Day
TAG (Thank-A-Giver), you're it! Kick off the week by showing your appreciation for some of Dominican’s most loyal supporters on @DominicanAlumni's Facebook page.
Follow along on @DominicanAlumni’s Instagram page for a virtual scavenger hunt and a chance to win a Dominican Alumni water bottle and All In for Dominican t-shirt! 

March 23: #PenguinPride Day
Huddle up, Penguins! You’re encouraged to show your #PenguinPride with the Chilly Gram Exchange on Instagram. Join us at 5:30pm for Dominican Trivia Night with a twist! A guest mixologist will guide you through crafting a signature Dominican cocktail, Chilly's Whiskey Sour. Register now.

March 24: Day of Giving
Together, we can make a difference! Your gift of any amount will help us unlock $75,000 in challenge and matching gifts! 

March 25: Living the Dominican Values: Philanthropy Career Panel
Join us at 5:30 pm for a lively moderated discussion with alumni who work in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. Panelists will answer questions, share how the Dominican values helped guide their path after graduation, and offer advice to students and alumni interested in the field. Register now.

March 26: Firebrand Friday
Dominican’s student run yearbook, known as the Firebrand, captured the essence of life as a Penguin (or Hound!) and the Dominican spirit each one of us carry and cast into all aspects of our lives. On this day, share your favorite Dominican memory through photo, poem, artwork, or any way you’d like to spread Dominican cheer!  View the submissions from fellow Penguins that have shared their favorite memories.

Updates
You have an incoming message of gratitude!

Despite the circumstances, Penguins continue to stand united.  We came together to support scholarships, schools, and programs to create new experiences and opportunities for Dominican students. 

We set a record this year!  More than 800 donors made gifts totaling $189,204.  Together, we unlocked the challenge and matching gifts.  This outpouring of generosity makes a tremendous impact by providing the means necessary for our amazing, dynamic students to thrive on campus and beyond. 

To all who gave, thank you for your kindness and generosity.  Please watch the video above for our heartfelt words of gratitude from us to you.

179 days ago by Sophia De Quattro
Share your Dominican Memories

It's Firebrand Friday, Penguins! 

View the submissions from fellow Penguins that have shared their favorite memories. To add your own, email alumni@dominican.edu. 

Please caption your photos with any names, dates, and locations for context. We look forward to seeing how you'll choose to reflect on your Dominican experience. 

You're also encouraged to post your favorite Dominican memory through photo, poem, artwork, on socials and tag our @DominicanAlumni account! 

182 days ago by Sophia De Quattro
Alumni Support Dominican Because. . .

  • "It made me a better person." 
  • "DU gave me the confidence to start my own business!"
  • "My donation supports future healthcare workers!"
  • "Friendly faculty and helpful staff."
  • "It is outstanding."
  • "Dominican supported me!"
  • "I got my BA and MBA there and DUC makes a difference on and off campus!" 

Plus hundreds of other reasons! 

Thank you to our Dominican family that chooses to support our students and our University. Upload a photo on social and tag the @DominicanAlumni Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #AllinforDominican to share why you support DU!


184 days ago by Sophia De Quattro
WE DID IT, PENGS!

We did it, Pengs! But the day isn’t over yet… while we are thrilled to have reached the goal, we know that there is still more to be done to support students. If you haven't had a chance to donate, there is still time to make an impact. Thank you to everyone who has gone All In so far.

184 days ago by Sophia De Quattro
Every gift makes an impact!

Want to know how your gift changes lives? Here’s a visual. 🐧

And—in case you haven’t heard it enough already—any dollar amount WILL make an impact! From lab equipment that will prepare hundreds of essential workers, to important life experiences that will shape an individual’s perspective on the world, your donation has the ability to make Dominican a place that supports students in reaching their full potential.

184 days ago by Sophia De Quattro
DU have Penguin Pride?

Chilly the Penguin guided us through the ultimate #PenguinPride Day with a Chilly Gram exchange on our Dominican Alumni Instagram page. 

Save + edit or print out the photo below to design your very own Chilly the Penguin Gram! Email your masterpiece to alumni@dominican.edu

184 days ago by Sophia De Quattro
TAG (Thank-A-Giver) Day was a success!

Not only have we surpassed 30% of our goal of 500 donors, we also collectively generated 350+ likes, 80 comments of gratitude, and 20 shares for our DU Donor Spotlights on the Dominican Alumni Facebook page

If you haven't already, take a moment to thank our amazing DU donors that have consecutively given back to our community for years at a time. 

Mary Ann Ho ’66

Cameron Parker ’08, MBA ’10

Sheila Doyle Kiernan ’48

Stacey Helguera ’02

Kevin So '14

Cassandra & Anthony Urroz ’09

Rev. Carolyn Matthews MA ’10

Jane Bradley ’67

Willie Long, Dominican Staff

185 days ago by Sophia De Quattro
All In Ambassador Incentives are available!

Receive a curated set of Zoom Backgrounds

When you log in, share your personal link, and get 1 friend to give. 

Receive a Dominican Alumni Hydro Flask sticker

When you log in, share your personal link, and get 3 friends to give. 


Receive a Dominican Alumni license plate

When you log in, share your personal link, and get 5 friends to give. 


Receive a personal voicemail greeting from President-elect Nicola Pitchford

When you log in, share your personal link, and get 10 friends to give.


191 days ago by Sophia De Quattro

Donor Maps
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
19511$20
19592$120
19601$50
19614$720
19623$186
19632$620
19652$300
19664$351
19673$359
19684$400
19697$3,390
19703$190
19711$200
19726$766
19733$300
19762$619
19773$275
19791$50
19801$25
19811$100
19822$150
19841$25
19855$325
19861$0
19873$150
19882$375
19891$164
19902$550
19933$250
19944$5,517
19952$100
19961$20
19972$175
19984$125
19994$458
20012$150
200210$1,645
20032$100
20048$2,070
20058$784
200613$650
20073$50
20087$913
20093$300
20108$1,253
20114$1,775
20125$533
20132$300
20148$410
201519$1,849
20169$320
201712$1,089
201812$1,129
201911$381
20208$778
20219$584
202222$4,351
202328$3,034
202426$1,953
20251$20
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