2021 Senior Class Gift

This campaign ended on May 31, 2021, but you can still make a gift to University of Detroit Mercy by clicking here!

Are you as excited for graduation as we are? It’s almost hard to believe that we are finally graduating from Detroit Mercy and moving on to the next stage of our lives. Particularly after the last year with all the changes we and the world have gone through. Many things are different and will continue to be different.

One thing that isn’t different though is an opportunity for members of the Class of 2021 to give back something to the place that has prepared us to be successful in our chosen field and leaders in our community.

Every year the graduating senior class chooses something at the university to support through a fundraising effort. This year the Senior Class Gift committee has chosen to create a scholarship for students impacted by Covid-19.

Last March when the whole world seemed to shut down, many students faced tough financial times. Over 550 students applied for additional financial assistance from the university. Through several different sources, including donations to the student emergency funds, the university was able to help the majority of them with some level of additional support. Now, even a year later, the need still exists. The university is continuing to get requests for additional financial help from students.

We are asking you to join us with a gift of $10 or more. If just 100 graduating seniors gave just $10 each then we will be able to provide two scholarships to returning students who were impacted financially or medically by COVID-19 themselves or impacted by the death of a loved one from COVID-19. The more we raise, the more students we can help.

Every senior that gives by April 12th will be recognized at the Senior Send Off event held on April 22, 2021.

2021 Senior Class Gift Committee

Ken Donaldson, John Erskine, Laura Garcia, Madison Girolamo, Zachary Kennedy, Oliver-Ensley Night, Cameron Kostus, Jennifer Lafon, Olivia Parra

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Class of 2021

The Class of 2021 reflects giving from Students, Alumni, Parents
AffiliationDonorsDollars
2021 37$827
2017 1$25
2011 1$25


Donor affiliations


92% Students

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5% Alumni

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5% Faculty/Staff

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Donor list

Nazaris Thomas
Kelvin Riley
Anonymous
Cynthia Roney
Natalie E. Wilson
Amelia C Papineau
Anonymous
Julia M Walczak
Flowrita Halaq
Sarah Lucas
Jocelyn Flemons
Marina E Keyzer
Taylor Lorraine Seals
Gloria Ford
Michelle Hill
Paul Formosa
Sara A. Abdulelah
Maria V Mcphail
Danyelle Vernon
Mohamad Miri
Natalia Gómez
Hannah E Knisely
Anonymous
Jasmine B Clark
Menachem M Roetter
Jennifer Lafon
Rhea B Rodgers & No
Shari Storms
Steven Taddei Jr
Logan Oostdyk
Luke Popiel
Victoria Schinzing
Maria Toma
Shahla
Shermisa white
Kenneth Donaldson
Maria E Purcell
Melissa Eatmon
Joseph White
Gail Jones
Demetri, G, Pliakos

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