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Major and Planned Giving Opportunities

Through named and endowed gifts, you can make an enduring impact on our students' lives - for years to come, or even forever:   

Scholarships and Financial Aid: Duquesne currently awards more than $100 million in need- and merit-based aid annually, but if we are to carry on our Spiritan mission, funding must still be substantially increased - especially endowed funds to ensure perpetual support. 

Academic Quality: Teaching and learning have always been at the heart of our identity. We seek to make outstanding academic programs even greater, and to foster innovative new initiatives that leverage our intellectual assets to address societal needs. 

Student Experience: The Duquesne experience is more than a few years of classrooms, labs and libraries. It is a transformational education for the mind, heart and spirit. Donor support allows us to make the "extras" standard. 

Schools and Programs: Many of Duquesne's schools, departments and programs have identified their own priorities in each of these areas. Learn more about opportunities to support aspects of the Duquesne experience that mean the most to you.

There are just as many ways to make your major gift.  You may wish to consider a wide range of Planned Giving options, such as bequests, charitable gift annuities, beneficiary designations or trusts.  You may also make gifts of property, such as appreciated securities or real estate.

Gifts may be directed toward immediate operational needs or used to establish endowed funds providing perpetual support for the programs or activities of your choice.

Whatever your personal priorities or circumstances, there are opportunities for you to leave an lasting legacy at Duquesne.

Did You Know?

Alumni giving participation rates are a factor in determining many national university rankings.  Your support helps Duquesne maintain and strengthen its position among America's top Catholic institutions.  Make your gift today!

Honor/Memorial Gifts

Remember a loved one, friend or special occasion with a gift to Duquesne.  Memorial and honorary gifts can be designated to the school, program, scholarship or activity of your choice.  Make your gift online, or e-mail or call 412.396.6040 for more information.

Matching Gifts

You may be eligible to double or even triple your gift's value if your employer (or your spouse's) offers Corporate Matching Gifts. Increase the impact of your gift to Duquesne. See our Matching Gifts search page to learn if you qualify and how to claim this benefit.