Support from Alumni and friends means the difference between a university that simply meets its students' needs and one that exceeds the expectations of its students, faculty and community.
The amount you are able to give may vary, and the area you chose to support may change. But your commitment to giving every year provides the sustainable base of support that allows us to make a difference every day.
Gifts to the Ambrose Annual Fund ensure an educational experience which enriches the lives of our students and enables them to go forth and enrich the lives of others. Our alumni are making a wonderful and inspiring impact in their communities, reflecting values learned and reinforced here at St. Ambrose.
Your gift can make a significant difference! We hope that you will join your fellow alumni and make a gift today.
Giving Tuesday – Nov. 28, 2017 – is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Celebrated annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday celebrates community-based philanthropy. Many Ambrosians choose this day to show their support of SAU. Will you?
Ambrose Fund gifts provide much-needed scholarships for many students who would otherwise not be able to attend college, keeps us on the cutting edge of education and technology, and prepare students for the job market of today and tomorrow. You can direct your gift to the area you're most passionate about - whether it's a program, club, or sport - or the unrestricted fund that supports the school's most pressing priorities.
Every year, our soon-to-be-graduates give back to the university through the Senior Class Challenge. Gifts provide financial support to current and future students, student activities, and improves student life at SAU. This is not just a senior event - it's the first step in a lifetime of involvement with SAU as they make the transition from student to alumni.
Their support is overwhelming, and indicates the deep impact of their Ambrosian experience. They are giving the next generation of students the same opportunities for academic and personal growth.
Our Alumni Donors know every gift matters, and they give for many reasons: they are thankful for the donors who made their education possible; they want to support the student organizations and activities where they made life-long friends and life-changing personal discoveries. They give to honor a former professor who took the time to be a mentor and encouraged them to follow their dream.
The number of alumni giving to St. Ambrose is just as significant as the dollars we raise together. A gift of any size directly benefits the area of the University most meaningful to you, and helps build our alumni participation rate, which is an important factor in the University's worldwide rankings and reputation.
All of our Fighting Bee athletic programs are strong, and working together we can continue that legacy.
The Fighting Bee Fund supports St. Ambrose Athletics. When you donate, your gift benefits over 800 student-athletes and 24 varsity teams. Donor support provides the best academic and athletic resources for our students, preparing them to be champions who lead in competition, the classroom, and in the community.
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It is amazing what you can do in 24 hours.
The annual SAU Day of Giving is a one-day fundraising campaign, and students, alumni, parents, faculty, community supporters and friends always rally and hit -- or exceed -- the mark.
In 2017, the fundraising goal was $135,000, which was surpassed by early afternoon. Our supporters didn't stop -- they kept going, and in 24 hours generously donated $194,000 for the new Wellness & Recreation Center.
Students, alumni, faculty, supporters and friends gave what they could – whether it was $5 or $500. It's another example of how, collectively, we are helping Ambrosians of today and tomorrow.
Our supporters want to increase the impact of your contribution through Challenge Grants and Matching Gifts. This fall two Ambrose alums and parents of a freshman issued the BeeProud Challenge which will match all gifts from parents of current students, up to $5,000. Help us meet the Challenge and consider making a yearly gift of any amount.
This year, the St. Ambrose Board of Trustees will match Giving Tuesday gifts up to $50,000.
Many employers are strong supporters of higher education, especially a St. Ambrose education. Find out if your employer will match your gift.
Contact Margaret Babbitt at 563-333-6287 or BabbittMargaretS@sau.edu.