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Giving Opportunities

In order to best meet the philanthropic interest of our donors, Saint Xavier has established numerous giving opportunities to advance the University and benefit our students. Find out how you can become a member of the President's Club or how providing for Saint Xavier in your will is an easy and affordable way to create your legacy at SXU. You can even learn how your gift can benefit your favorite athletic team.

Whether your donation is for unrestricted annual support, scholarship support, capital improvements or endowment, all gifts to the University are greatly appreciated. Click any of the options on the left or contact Erin Mueller, associate vice president for University Advancement, for more information at or 773-298-3319.

Annual Fund

At Saint Xavier University, people give of themselves in many different ways. One tangible way that the Saint Xavier community shows its support is by giving to the Saint Xavier Fund. This fund provides the much needed scholarships and financial aid for our talented and deserving students. The Saint Xavier Fund also enables the University to attract outstanding faculty, expand academic programs and maintain campus facilities.

Loyal support from alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff and students ensures that a tradition of giving continues at Saint Xavier University.


As an Annual Fund donor, you will enjoy:

  • Early registration for SXU's most popular events.
  • Opportunities to have your story featured in University publications, online and in published donor reports.
  • Access to donor newsletters and exclusive University communications.

Remember: If your employer participates in a matching gift program, your gift could automatically be doubled or even tripled! Many companies will match gifts for employee spouses and retired employees, as well. Ask your employer about the specific requirements and ways to utilize this program.

Make a gift to the Saint Xavier Fund online or contact the Office for University Advancement at 773-298-3317.

President's Club

Saint Xavier University commits itself to practice eight core values: respect, excellence, compassion, service, hospitality, integrity, diversity and learning for life. These values are mainstays of the University and help all members of the community to realize the greater good in our actions and programs. Students observe these values in the classroom and throughout the University.

Your support in the form of leadership gifts ensures the future of Saint Xavier University and the preservation of the core values as an integral part of a Saint Xavier education.

The President's Club is a commitment to Saint Xavier University and its students. Make plans to join today.


To show our gratitude, the University offers the following benefits to President's Club members at each level:

Benefits President's Club Colleague
$250 - $499 (Graduate of past 5 years)
$500 - $999 (Graduate of past 10 years)
President's Club Member
$1,000 - $2,499
Frances Warde
$2,500 - $4,999
Catherine McAuley Society
Access to Shannon Center X X X X
Two passes to the Hospitality Tent at Homecoming X X X X
Enhanced listing in Annual Report X X X X
Membership gift X X X X
Discounted pricing for special University events   X X X
Invitations to select University event(s)     X X


Frances Warde Society: This giving level is named after Mother Frances Xavier Warde, who founded the Sisters of Mercy in the United States. Your support at this President's Club level of $2,500 to $4,999 benefits all our students.

Catherine McAuley Society: Mother Catherine McAuley, R.S.M., embodies the strength and energy of Saint Xavier University. The founder of the Sisters of Mercy, Mother McAuley is a testament to the spirit of caring and leadership within the Saint Xavier community now and in the years to come. Leadership gifts from $5,000 and up guarantee the future of Saint Xavier University.

Benefits Guidelines

If a President's Club member chooses to access the Shannon Center, this will include a pass for one additional person of their choice (18 or older). Please provide University Advancement with the name of the person for the additional pass prior to usage to notify Shannon Center staff in advance.

These guidelines may be subject to change. For additional information or questions, please contact University Advancement at or 773-298-3317.

Class Gift

The Senior Class Gift is a long-standing tradition at SXU through which senior students join together to leave a legacy that will benefit future SXU students. As you approach commencement, it's time to take a look back and appreciate all the opportunities Saint Xavier provided you, opportunities made possible by the generosity of alumni donors. The Senior Class Gift is your chance to make a difference that will benefit future SXU students.

Please, add your name to the Senior Class Gift legacy list by making a gift of $20.20 in honor of your upcoming graduation.

Your gift can be designated to support student scholarships by donating to the Saint Xavier Fund, or to support your favorite athletic team, department, service trip program or other SXU student organizations. Make sure you enter your gift designation in the comments section of the Make Your Class Gift page.

Participation is so important!

Participating in the Senior Class Gift is about supporting the academic excellence that fosters student success at Saint Xavier University. No matter the size of your gift, the impact it makes on the educational experience of a future will be significant.

Frequently Asked Questions

Not completely! There are many students who have this misconception. The truth is, only a small portion of the annual budget comes from tuition. The remaining revenue must be generated through the loyal support of alumni, friends, parents and students!

While we encourage seniors to make gifts of $20.20, what really matters is their participation. Imagine if every senior makes a donation of $20.20, your senior class will have raised over $20,000 for SXU colleges, departments, athletic teams, service trips and so much more. Through a sustained commitment of support we can make a difference in the lives of future Cougars. Remember, when you give you inspire others, who then in turn want to set an example as well.

You get to decide! As a donor, you can designate your gift to your passions. With multiple designations around campus, it's easy to give to your favorite athletic team, scholarship or any other area around campus.

Grad Fest will be at Gilhooley's on Wednesday, March 18, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. There you will receive your gown, cap with tassel and commencement ceremony tickets.


Absolutely! Current SXU Board Member Trish Morris '83 and her husband Jim generously match each dollar raised (up to $6,000) for the class gift each year! Thank you Jim and Trish!