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Senior Class Gift

Class of 2024 on the Hill

What is the Senior Class Gift?

Donors impact every area of the University, supporting academics, scholarship aid, athletics programs, student organizations, and the arts. The Salesian mission of DeSales University requires more than tuition dollars alone, meaning every student at DeSales has benefitted from the generosity of our donors in some way. As a soon-to-be alum, you have the chance to make the same impact on our University community and begin your legacy as a graduate of DeSales. The Senior Class Gift is a longstanding tradition of celebrating your DSU experience by giving back to the next generation of Bulldogs.

Every individual donation matters. Honor your graduation while helping to support, transform, and strengthen the DeSales experience for current and future students. Making your gift begins your lifelong connection to the DeSales Alumni community. 

Support What's Most Important to You


Your gift is more than a donation— it is your chance to support any fund that has greatly impacted your time at DSU. Any gift above the threshold of $24 from a graduating student from the class of 2024 before Commencement counts as your senior gift. Seniors may direct their gift to:

  • The DeSales Fund: The need for financial aid is a reality for the vast majority of our students. Every year, 97% of our students require some form of scholarship or aid. These critical dollars directly impact students through access to transformative education. 
  • Student Life: DSU Student Life helps create endless opportunities to experience new things, develop new passions, and make new friendships. The Student Life Fund goes towards enriching the everyday lives of our students outside the classroom through leadership opportunities, wellness resources, residential support, and community service ventures. 
  • Performing Arts: Since its inception, the theatre program at DeSales University has brought joy to the hundreds of thousands who have attended the performances. Today, the theatre major at DeSales University is recognized as one of the top programs in the country.
  • Athletics: The Athletic Endowment at DeSales University supports our student-athletes by providing financial support for each of our 19 NCAA Division III athletic programs and the lifelong bonds they form on those teams.
  • Veterans Scholarship: The Veterans Scholarship will assist student veterans with financial needs in obtaining their college degrees. Through financial aid and other expense supplementation when veterans’ benefits are exhausted, the Veterans Scholarship will support veterans and current military during their matriculation at DeSales. 
  • And More! You decide where your gift goes, allowing you to create your own legacy of generosity.

Every senior who gives to the class gift will receive a commemorative pin to proudly wear at graduation. Pins are distributed at Senior Sendoff in the spring.

Make a Gift

DSU Men's Basketball Team, 2021-22

Checks made out to DeSales University can be sent to the attention of Institutional Advancement at 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley PA 18034.

Other ways to support DSU:

  • Commit to Giving Annually: Supporting DeSales routinely, no matter the amount, makes a huge difference in the lives of our students. When you give on a regular basis, you help strengthen the connection with our Alumni population and create exciting outcomes across campus. As a sustaining giver, you demonstrate your commitment to our mission and inspire others to do the same.
  • Tell Others: Spreading the spirit of philanthropy teaches others the importance of paying it forward and encourages a larger culture of giving. Share your DSU pride with others!
  • Stay in Touch: As you leave campus in May, we want to know what the future holds for you. Keeping your contact information updated allows us to keep our content relevant to you and ensures we keep you in the loop with all the exciting happenings on campus. We love celebrating the personal milestones of our Alumni, and we hope that you will share news of a new job or business, wedding, new home, or family in the future.

For questions or more info on how to give, contact 610-282-1100, ext 2556.