Overall Campaign Goal | $65 Million

With $74 million raised to date, Powerful Promise is the most successful fundraising campaign in Dominican's 117-year history. The impact of the campaign already can be felt in so many ways, from academic innovations to capital improvements to scholarship support for a rising generation of deserving students. The campaign ends on June 30, 2019. Don't be left out of this historic effort. Help Dominican become an even more vital force for good—for our students, our society and the world. Become a proud donor to Powerful Promise today.

The Powerful Promise Campaign is divided into four areas of focus:

Scholarships | $20 Million

We believe making a quality education within reach is a core social justice issue of our era. For too many of today’s best students, cost is an insurmountable obstacle to the kind of liberal arts and sciences education that would enable them to flourish. Fortunately, scholarship funds from generous donors mean an increasing number of high-achieving students can benefit from all the experiences encompassed in a Dominican education. These dollars translate into undergraduate research opportunities; grants that underwrite life-changing experiences like study away and internships; and merit and need-based assistance. The combined effect of these tools is broadened access to rewarding careers and fulfilling lives.

Facilities | $20 Million

Relationships are at the heart of our educational model. Our campus reflects our commitment to building a community that nurtures the unique potential of each person. The campaign will make possible technologically enhanced classrooms, renovated academic facilities and new student commons space, with enhanced dining and gathering space and direct access to key student services. The renewed campus will promote faculty-student interaction, interdisciplinary collaboration and the creation of a supportive learning community—core values of a Dominican education.

Faculty and Programs | $20 Million

Dominican’s faculty members love to discover and nurture emerging talents in their students. Investing in faculty supports their tenacious commitment to ensuring transformative learning experiences for new generations of students. Professors choose to teach at Dominican because it offers the best of both worlds: a relationship-centered learning environment and a highly engaged community of active scholars. These funds will ensure Dominican’s continued academic excellence and will support expanded research initiatives and named lectures, the launch of an innovative health sciences program and the development of the honors program.

The Annual Fund for Dominican | $5 Million

At any given moment, Dominican is the very thing students need: an intimate, nurturing liberal arts environment that challenges motivated, hard-working students; an esteemed place of learning deeply grounded in Catholic intellectual and service traditions; a dynamic university offering needed skills for rising professionals. Unrestricted annual support for the Annual Fund for Dominican will help us continue Dominican’s long history of anticipating opportunities and adapting, driven by what we know students can accomplish.