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The President’s Circle recognizes alumnae/i and friends who make annual leadership gifts of $1,000 or more to any area of Dominican University.

Unrestricted annual support for the Dominican Fund helps us continue Dominican’s long history of anticipating opportunities and responding to emerging needs driven by what we know students can accomplish. Your contribution funds financial aid awards, student and faculty research, internships stipends, chapel maintenance, campus beautification and so much more. Every gift adds up to create the Dominican experience that is like no other.

You can make a leadership gift at the President’s Circle level or renew your past support by visiting the Make a Gift page or calling (708) 524-6298. A recurring gift option, on a monthly basis, is also available. Monthly gifts of just $84 qualify for President’s Circle.

Annual giving can have a remarkable impact at many levels:


Gifts at this level are equivalent to Achievement Scholarships awarded to undergraduate students which allows Dominican to attract outstanding students from a wide range of backgrounds.


An annual gift at this level has as much impact in one year (assuming 5% growth) as a $100,000 endowment


Gifts at this level represent the average stipend for study away/abroad. For some students, travel expenses can be prohibitive and not allow for the opportunity to study in a culturally and educationally enriching location.


One-third of our full-time students hold full-time employment (a total of 83% with some employment), a gift of $1,000 represents 100 hours freed up to study, join a student organization, or participate in a leadership or spiritual development program.

Donor Recognition 

Dominican University is grateful for the uncompromising commitment that President’s Circle members make each year. Special recognition of our leadership donors includes:

  • Invitation to the annual recognition event;
  • Personal outreach and communication from university leadership;
  • Early access to new and updated information about the university.

For more information about the President’s Circle, please contact Joanna Skubish, Director of Annual Giving Programs, at (708) 524-6309.