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Encourage and Empower

At St. Ambrose, we encourage and empower each student to explore far and wide through academics, art, social activities, and service opportunities. Your philanthropy makes a St. Ambrose education and experience possible. 

Together, we shape the education and opportunities St. Ambrose offers students today, and for generations to come. Join us on their journey, and make their dreams a reality.

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The Ambrose Annual Fund

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BEE THE DIFFERENCE! Giving Tuesday is November 30 - a day Ambrosians can come together and give the gift of an Ambrose education and create life changing opportunities for our students.

Make a gift to AMBROSE FOR ALL!

McMullen Hall Capital Initiave

McMullen Hall

Business is booming in McMullen Hall! Join in on the final phase of fundraising for this $8.6M renovation/addition to McMullen Hall, now home to the College of Business. Click below to find out more and take a look!

McMullen Hall - A Place for Business

Emily Harold with Dog

Emily Harold '07 Annual Scholarship

Creating a Scholarship for pre-vet and biology students to Pay it forward

Emily Harold ‘07 knew she wanted to attend St. Ambrose University after visiting her sister several times on campus. She also wanted a college close to home and SAU was the perfect distance from her hometown of Dubuque, IA. Emily graduated from St. Ambrose in 2007 with a degree in Computer Science, a minor in biology/chemistry and she created her own pre-veterinary program.

Emily was fortunate to graduate from SAU with no loans, thanks to the help of receiving the Presidential Scholarship. This scholarship covered all of her tuition.

"Receiving this scholarship changed the course of everything financially for me", said Emily. "I was able to save money, which helped me buy my first house and attend Veterinary School at Iowa State. I was able to come out of vet school with lower cost and was able to pay off my graduate school loans more quickly".

As a result of this, Emily wanted to give back to the university that set her up for such great success. She spoke with Sally Crino about setting up a scholarship for other pre-vet or biology students to help them reach their goals. Emily wanted to focus on pre-vet students, because she knew there were typically a smaller number of students in that program. "I know this could really benefit these students".

In May of 2021 Emily worked with Sally to set up the Emily Meyer Harold '07 Annual Pre-Veterinarian/Biology Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to one student annually. Emily said, "My hope is to grow the scholarship so it can be awarded to an additional new student each year.

Emily's advice to other young donors, is "every little bit counts". "Giving towards scholarships is a way to make a big impact for students".

Ways to Give


Jim Stangle, Vice President, Advancement
Kristin Burt, Executive Administrative Assistant

Brodie Ambrose, Director of Corporate Engagement
Margaret Babbitt, Director, Annual Giving and Advancement Communication
Terri Beutel, Assistant Director, Advancement Information Resources
Sally Crino, Associate Vice President; Director, Campaign and Legacy Giving
Dan Haverkamp, Director, Individual Giving
Caroline Hughes, Administrative Assistant
Lindsey Kennedy, Coordinator of Research and Prospect Management
Milissa Lamantia, Administrative Assistant
Elaine Quinn, Administrative Assistant
Emily Rettler, Coordinator of Annual Giving
Kristen Veto, Assistant Director, Donor Relations


Jim Stangle, Vice President

Alumni House: 1527 Brady St.
Mail: 518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-6054 fax

So, what's next?

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