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Annual Fund

Giving back is a Nazareth tradition. Tuition covers only a portion of the cost of educating each student at the College; some 98 percent of our undergraduate students receive some sort of financial support.

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There is no faster way to impact the lives of others than with your annual support of Nazareth College. Gifts directly support students, faculty, and innovative campus programs that sustain the excellence of a Nazareth education. The Annual Fund turns individual gifts of all sizes into a powerful source of support that has the power to change lives.


About 15 percent of Nazareth undergraduates are the first in their families to attend college, and many of them enroll with help from scholarships supported by the Nazareth Fund. In 2011, Nazareth allocated nearly $21 million in institutional funds to scholarships.


Stellar students depend on high faculty quality, modern facilities, a well-thought-out curriculum, a library filled with useful resources, and state-of-the-art technology throughout campus. All of these areas benefit from gifts to the Nazareth Fund.

Return on Investment

90 percent of the respondents in a survey of the 2010 graduating class are employed or engaged in further study within a year of graduation. Many of them fill critical teaching jobs in the region’s schools and alleviate shortages in area health care. Some study abroad: According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nazareth is number one in top producers of Fulbright Scholars among master’s institutions (2012–13 list).


A Nazareth Fund gift also makes a big difference off-campus. For example, foundations and corporations look at the strength of alumni support when making decisions about their gifts and grants to colleges like Nazareth. Bond rating agencies consider alumni participation when determining the interest rate Nazareth will pay when it borrows money. And the percentage of alumni who give to Nazareth is one measure of graduate satisfaction used by U.S. News and World Report in compiling its rankings each year.


You can make a gift with our online gift form at any time; you may also designate your gift to a particular area.

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