Day of the Dons 2024

2,220
Donors
109% of 2,024 Donor goal
$625,888
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This campaign ended on March 22, 2024, but you can still make a gift to University of San Francisco by clicking here!
Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good
114% 40 Donorsfunded$13,936 Donated
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Jason Walker photoJason Walker matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $250

An Anonymous DonorThe Silk Family matched $3 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20,000Just for Silk Investment Institute Fund

An Anonymous DonorThe Silk Family matched $3 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20,000Just for Silk Speaker Series

An Anonymous DonorMax Diez matched $4 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20,000Just for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Fund
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An Anonymous DonorSMP Advisory Board gave $1,000 because 21 donors gaveJust for Sport Management Program

An Anonymous DonorJonathan Chu gave $1,000 because 10 donors gaveJust for Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA)

An Anonymous DonorGarcia-Meza Family Foundation gave $5,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for School of Education

An Anonymous DonorAlumni Board of Directors gave $5,000 because 600 donors gaveJust for Alumni

An Anonymous DonorSchool of Law Dean Freiwald gave $5,000 because 20 donors gaveJust for School of Law

An Anonymous DonorMargaret Doherty-Simor & Brent Simor gave $5,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for School of Nursing and Health Professions

An Anonymous DonorVal Vrzheshch, Tim Hannan and Patrick Mulkeen gave $7,000 because 200 donors gaveJust for College of Arts and Sciences

An Anonymous DonorNancy Barrett and Margaret & Brent Simor gave $10,000 because 35 donors gaveJust for Leo T. McCarthy Center

An Anonymous DonorZalka Ancely and Marty Becker gave $15,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for Alumni donors who gave to USF Athletics (San Francisco Dons)

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous Donors gave $15,000 because 40 donors gaveJust for The USF Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice

An Anonymous DonorThe Alumni Board of Governors gave $24,551 because 125 donors gaveJust for School of Law

An Anonymous DonorMary McAboy Del Santo gave $25,000 because 2024 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorTom & Gaylene Hoshiyama gave $50,000 because 650 donors gaveJust for USF Athletics (San Francisco Dons)
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About 🌊


MAKE A DON'S DAY. MAKE A DON'S LIFE.

Day of the Dons is here, USF's biggest fundraising campaign of the year! Ride the wave with us today as we celebrate the power and generosity of our community coming together to support causes that you care about! 


From fostering inclusivity to supporting student experiences, you have the opportunity to support causes that you hold close to your heart, and inspire USF students to take action on addressing these important issues of our generation. 


No matter what the amount, every gift counts on the Day of the Dons.


Thank you for your support. You are making a lifelong impact!

Updates βœ…
πŸŽ‰ Wow β€” We did it!

Your support helped reach our goal and unlocked the $25,000 challenge gift. The difference you made on Day of the Dons is going to have an impact on students lives forever. But we aren't done yet!

Thanks to your generosity, Jack and Sue Boland have offered a boost challenge of $10,000 when we get an additional 100 donors before midnight!

Help us make an even bigger impact with your gift tonight!

25 days ago by Elliott Gentile
The 6PM Power hour is officially over and the results are in!

Two donors were randomly selected to have their gifts matched $150. 

Nola Agha - Sports Management

Edmund Graham - Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives Fund

Thank you for making a difference today!

25 days ago by Elliott Gentile
⏰ 6 PM Power hour!


Time to rally, Dons! For the next hour ONLY, two random donors who make a gift to any area of USF between now and 7pm will receive a $150 match each. Show your Dons pride and make your gift now!

25 days ago by Elliott Gentile
We πŸ’š our USF community!


There's no better excuse for old friends and classmates to get together and reminisce about our time on the Hilltop! Thanks to all the Dons who've joined us so far today at our Day of the Dons regional events in Atlanta and New York. Once a Don, always a Don πŸ’›

See you soon, West Coast alumni, parents, and friends! There's still time to join us. Click on your region for more information:
Honolulu
East Bay
Los Angeles
Peninsula Silicon Valley
Seattle

25 days ago by Elliott Gentile
Campus Fair Challenge Winners Announced! 🎑



The Day of the Dons Fair returned to campus today! With some fun in the sun, hundreds of USF students joined us to start their own ripples and voted for their favorite areas of campus to receive an additional gift.

The winning funds are:

#1 The USF Food Pantry
#2 BASE
#3 The Leo T. McCarthy Center
#4 University Ministry
#5 The Center for Global Education

25 days ago by Elliott Gentile
We're halfway there!

With only 9 hours left, we need your help to get our last 700 donors and unlock $25,000 for USF students. If you haven't had a chance to make your gift yet, the time is now!

Already made your gift? You can still participate in the fun: Put your USF knowledge to the test with trivia about your favorite university in the City by the Bay πŸ“

25 days ago by Elliott Gentile
Seeing Double?? πŸ‘€

You must be a Double Don, then! Double Dons are a special group of USF graduates who not only graduated with one degree from USF, but two!


Today, we are celebrating you by doubling your gift up to $150 for two lucky Double Dons. Make a gift before midnight and you'll have a chance for your gift to be randomly selected for a match!

25 days ago by Elliott Gentile
New challenge announced!

This year you have even more ways to support your favorite causes! USF exists to change the world for the better and by giving through USF to a cause that you care about, you are helping to put USF's mission into action and change the world.

Start a ripple, and make a wave! Today, we are celebrating causes near and dear to your heart by giving three $150 matches to randomly selected donors who give to one of the causes we are highlighting: 

πŸ’š Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
πŸŽ“ Scholarships
πŸ’› Serving the Jesuit Mission
πŸ”¬ Health and Life Sciences Campus

Click on a cause to learn more about it and how USF is working to put our mission into action.

25 days ago by Elliott Gentile
New Matching Gift Announced!


USF Trustee Jeff Silk '87 and his wife Naomi have generously offered matching gifts of $20,000 each to the Silk Speaker Series and the Silk Investment Institute! Make your gift to one of these funds now to triple your impact.

The Silk Speaker Series is designed to provide learning opportunities and discussions for USF's students, alumni, faculty, and friends of the university. The speaker series has brought leaders on global affairs, the economy, and business to the Hilltop such as Billie Jean King, Janet Yellen, Charles Schwab, Steve Wozniak, Condoleezza Rice, Megan Rapinoe, Kal Penn, and more.

The Silk Investment Institute will launch an undergraduate minor in investments, open to all USF students, as a one-of-a-kind offering through the School of Management. The institute will also house new leadership development, an investment lab, a student seed fund, a Silk Nobel Laureates Speaker Series, and a community financial literacy initiative.

25 days ago by Elliott Gentile
πŸ“£Alumni Board Challenge Announced!πŸ“£

Today, when 600 alumni make a gift to any area of USF, a special $5,000 gift will be presented from the Alumni Board to the USF Food Pantry.

Since 2018, the USF Food Pantry has provided support to over 4,000 students (and counting!) experiencing food insecurity. Help the Food Pantry reach even more students and make your gift now!

26 days ago by Elliott Gentile
Calling all graduates of the last decade!

FIVE βœ‹ recent alumni who make a gift today will be randomly selected to have their gifts matched with $100! Check back later to see which Dons' gifts were selected.

26 days ago by Elliott Gentile
🌍New challenge just announced!🌏

To celebrate the ripple Dons create around the world, two randomly selected international donors who make a gift to any area of USF today will earn a $150 match! No matter where you are around the globe, we all know you use your USF education to make an impact. Make your gift now for a chance to increase your impact!

26 days ago by Elliott Gentile
Day of the Dons is here!


Follow along today as we announce pop-up challenges all day long, offering more ways for you to make an even bigger impact on USF students!

All of our pop-up challenge gifts are a part of a generous gift from Trustee Development Committee Chair Mark Buell '64 and Trustee Doris Cheng.

Don't want to wait until we hit our goal to celebrate USF? Listen to this special Day of the Dons playlist curated with some favorites from past Donaroo headliners and classic San Francisco and Bay Area hits! 

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26 days ago by Elliott Gentile

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Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
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Gave $24,551 during a Challenge!
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Zalka Ancely and Marty Becker
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generated 319 clicks and 56 gifts, totaling $14,043

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