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Where to Give

Fund for D'Youville 

The Fund for D'Youville is one of the University's most powerful vehicles for giving. The flexibility of its immediate-use funds allows D'Youville to support the greatest needs of the University and to provide the greatest impact on students. Gifts to the Fund for D'Youville support scholarships and financial aid, student enrichment programs, innovative academic programs, and much more.

Other Areas of Support

Our Athletics department proudly supports our student-athletes who are not only successful on the court and field, but in the classroom as well. The D'Youville Saints proudly compete through 15 NCAA Division II athletic teams in the East Coast Conference.

The Kavinoky Theatre has earned a reputation for consistently high-quality productions, and has received countless awards. Over the years, The Kavinoky Theatre has had a seminal influence on the growth of live theatre in Buffalo. Most of the leading area actors had their start at The Kavinoky, as did many of the Artistic Directors. When we began we were alone; there are now over thirty producing organizations in town and we are proud to have paved the way for Buffalo's thriving theatre community.

Donating to the Kavinoky Gift Fund, supports the historic Kavinoky Theatre. The "Take a Seat" allows you to become a permanent part of the Kavinoky Theatre! By naming a brand new seat at the Kavinoky Theatre, you can honor someone special, remember a loved one, or promote your business in a unique and lasting way. Your tax deductible contribution will allow the theatre to continue to promote the arts in Buffalo through its diverse collection of plays and musicals. Your donation will produce an engraved plate with your honoree's name on it, which will be placed on the arm of the seat for future generations to see.

Scholarships allow deserving students to meet their educational goals. By creating scholarships, you can make a lasting difference by helping our D'youville students.

  • General Endowed Scholarship Fund (any amount)
  • Named Endowed Scholarships (50k over 5yrs)
  • Non-Endowed Awards (25k over 5, money in/out)

The Student Experience is designed around the most important thing here — our students. Ours is a community that lives and learns outside of the clas sroom, around the city, and even across the globe. Students find unique experiences to meet people, build community, and experience events designed to take learning further. And our most popular events, clubs, or groups? They're the ones our students bring to the campus and build with our student support teams. Campus is built to support our students, inside and outside of the classroom, at D'Youville. Our historic, urban campus is thoughtfully-designed to ensure help and resources are always nearby.

The D’Youville University campus is proud to provide scholarships and other forms of support for Ukraine students who have been impacted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022. It is designed to allow students to begin or continue their education. Many Ukraine students have lost access to higher education due to displacement, or whose institutions have been forced to close or are operating under challenging circumstances. The terms of the support will vary based on student needs and can include support for tuition, tutoring, room and board.

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Schools and Academic Programs

The School of Arts, Sciences & Education (SASE) contains the departments and programs that build the foundation of knowledge for students to develop into critical thinkers, responsible citizens, dynamic leaders, and compassionate human beings. The School applies the fundamentals of knowledge, creativity, inspiration, and connection. The D'Youville School of Arts, Sciences, and Education programs include:

The School of Health Professions, driven by academic excellence, prepares leaders who are focused on service, equity and the health and well- being of a diverse society.The D'Youville School of Health Professions programs include:

The Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing program prepares students to plan, provide, manage, and evaluate nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings. The baccalaureate degree in nursing, the master degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and the post-graduate APRN certificate at D’Youville are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The School of Pharmacy prepares students for a career on the front lines of healthcare from clinical to research to retail services. D'Youville's School of Pharmacy ACPE-accredited Pharm.D program prepares students not only for their doctoral education but also for their eventual role as practitioners with the practical, hands-on experience that future pharmacists need.

Capital Campaigns

The Health Professions Hub prepares students and health professionals from eight academic disciplines. Together they provide specialized medical services to individuals and families from surrounding neighborhoods underserved by the healthcare industry. The Health Professions Hub features 7 unique spaces:

  • Sisters Health Center - D'Youville - Operated by Catholic Health, the center provides primary healthcare for residents in the community. New patients can call to learn more or schedule an appointment.
  • Vital Pharmacy - A full-service pharmacy that brings access and education to the community, run in conjunction with the D’Youville School of Pharmacy.
  • D'Lish Demonstration Kitchen - A demonstration kitchen offering free cooking classes and medically tailored meals to improve nutrition and healthy eating, run by the D’Youville Department of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Thrive Rehabilitation & Wellness Center - Our rehabilitation and wellness center that provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic care and more. Thrive is operated in conjunction with the D’Youville School of Health Professions.
  • The Hive - The ideal space for innovation, the Hive is a collaborative workspace that brings students, faculty, staff, and community members together to ideate and collaborate.
  • Interprofessional Simulation Center - An educational space for D’Youville healthcare students to learn and practice clinical skills in an environment that mirrors professional settings.
  • Center for Health Equity and Innovation - Houses D’Youville’s Pathways Program for workforce training in healthcare, and serves as a think tank and conference venue for healthcare thought leaders.

Holy Angels has officially been incorporated into the D’Youville campus. D’Youville has purchased the former Holy Angels Church on Buffalo’s West Side, marking the latest variation on the long, rich history the university and former parish have shared since the early 1900s. In the purchasing agreement, D’Youville stated it would “preserve, honor, and celebrate the legacy of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and Holy Angels Church as we transition the property into any future use.” Founded in 1851, Holy Angels has been integral to Buffalo’s West Side and the D’Youville campus community.

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Gifts of all sizes make a difference and ensure our commitment to academic excellence and service to society.