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Giving Opportunities

Class Gift

Each year, Saint Xavier University's seniors band together to raise funds before graduation. This tradition is a way of showing thanks to the University, demonstrating a sense of community and connection, and leaving a lasting impact that reflects the spirit of the class of 2016.Tassel

These past 4 years have hopefully been some of the most influential of your lives -- thanks to all of the opportunities afforded you by the Cougars who have come before you. Now you have the opportunity to pay it forward so future Cougars can benefit as you did.

Please add your name to the list of seniors by making a gift of $20.16 in honor of your upcoming graduation. All supporters who give at this amount will receive a special donor recognition tassel to be worn at Commencement (which is pictured on the right).

Your gift can be designated to your favorite athletic team, scholarship, or any other area about which you are passionate. Make sure you enter your gift designation in the comments section of the Make Your Class Gift page.

By giving back you are helping to shape future Cougars and their experiences. Thank you for your generous support of SXU!

 Class Gift

Frequenty Asked Questions

Why should I give? Doesn't my tuition cover it all?

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!

If I can't give a lot of money will my gift even matter?

While we encourage seniors to make gifts of $20.16 to honor their graduation year, what really matters is their participation. Imagine, if every senior makes a donation of $20.16, your senior class will have raised over $20,000 for SXU colleges, departments, athletic teams and so much more. Remember, when you give you inspire others, who then in turn want to set an example as well.

So where will my gift to SXU go?

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

When is Grad Fest this year?

Grad Fest will be at Gilhooley's on Wednesday, April 6 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Will our gift be matched?

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!!

How can I learn more about the Senior Class Gift?

To learn more about the Senior Class Gift, or to be a part of the Senior Class Gift Committee, contact Brandon Swanson at bswanson@sxu.edu or by calling 773-298-3279.