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Help us reach 20% participation by being one of the 2,223 alumni we need for UD to boldly Forge Our Future! 

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Forging Our Future

We encourage you to take part in UD's Forging Our Future initiative to help build a stronger future for our students and faculty. Forging greatness of soul and fulfilling our call to magnanimity is at the heart of the Forging Our Future initiative. It is about inviting those who have most benefited from the excellence of UD's faculty, its Core Curriculum, the Rome Program, and more, to recommit to our calling.

This is an opportunity for UD alumni to show their love and gratitude by supporting their alma mater at any level during UD's fiscal and academic year starting June 1 and ending May 31.

When you make a gift of any amount in support of any university fund this year you are helping UD forge a successful future where at least 25% of alumni are supporting the university annually by 2025.

Last year you joyously responded to this call and achieved the 18% participation goal of the 2022/23 year. For this 2023/24 year help us reach 20% participation by being one of the 2,223 alumni we need for UD to boldly Forge Our Future! 

Class Participation Leaderboard

Class of 1973

13.6%

Class of 1983

9.7%

Class of 1960

9.1%

Class of 1962

8.3%

Class Participation

As of 10/18/23.

Class Year % Participation
'60 9.1%
'61 4.0%
'62 8.3%
'63 2.3%
'64 1.9%
'65 7.4%
'66 1.6%
'67 3.8%
'68 7.0%
'69 0.9%
'70 5.1%
'71 5.4%
'72 2.0%
'73 13.6%
'74 2.4%
'75 4.6%
Class Year % Participation
'76 6.4%
'77 0.9%
'78 4.3%
'79 2.8%
'80 2.7%
'81 6.3%
'82 3.7%
'83 9.7%
'84 3.3%
'85 5.1%
'86 7.1%
'87 2.2%
'88 2.9%
'89 4.8%
'90 3.0%
'91 3.9%
Class Year % Participation
'92 3.7%
'93  3.2%
'94  5.5%
'95  2.9%
'96  1.5%
'97  3.7%
'98  2.9%
'99 5.8%
'00 3.0%
'01 3.9%
'02 4.8%
'03 5.9%
'04 3.8%
'05 5.7%
'06 5.1%
'07 4.7%
Class Year % Participation
'08 2.8%
'09 1.3%
'10 3.1%
'11 6.6%
'12 5.2%
'13 4.2%
'14 4.9%
'15 5.4%
'16  2.5%
'17 3.0%
'18 1.5%
'19 3.3%
'20 1.5%
'21 2.1%
'22 0.6%
'23 0%
Class Year % Participation # Donors Needed
'60 36.4% 2 (for 50%)
'61 19.2% 2 (for 25%)
'62 18.2% 2 (for 25%)
'63 15.2% 1
'64 15.1% 1
'65 36.2% 8 (for 50%)
'66 6.3% 6
'67 21.6%  3 (for 25%)
'68 13.8% 3
'69 8.3% 10
'70 13.0% 5
'71 11.5% 5
'72 12.7% 5
'73 5.6% 13
'74 5.6% 15
'75 17.9% 9 (for 25%)
Class Year % Participation # Donors Needed
'76 14.0% 5
'77 8.7% 9
'78 9.2% 8
'79 4.5% 14
'80 8.8% 13
'81 13.1% 6
'82 24.2% 1 (for 25%)
'83 12.6% 9
'84 10.9% 10
'85 14.6% 5
'86 8.8% 14
'87 6.3% 20
'88 10.1% 13
'89 9.8% 14
'90 7.8% 15
'91 16.2% 2
Class Year % Participation # Donors Needed
'92 6.0% 21
'93  11.0% 12
'94  7.3% 20
'95  9.7% 15
'96  13.2%  8
'97  12.9% 8
'98  14.6% 6
'99 15.1% 5
'00  7.7% 19
'01 12.9% 9
'02  14.9% 6
'03  14.3% 8
'04  9.1% 19
'05 15.5% 5
'06 10.7% 14
'07 8.8% 22
Class Year % Participation # Donors Needed
'08 7.9% 21
'09 8.5% 21
'10 6.8% 27
'11 11.1% 17
'12 14.9% 7
'13 9.9% 20
'14 10.4% 20
'15 10.5% 22
'16  7.6% 28
'17 7.4% 30
'18  4.8% 34
'19 5.3% 37
'20 4.2% 45
'21 9.7% 22
'22 2.3% 58
PARTICIPATE WITH YOUR CLASS

Members of the UD community share
"Why I give"

“I give each year because I attended UD on a scholarship, and without that support I would not have been able to complete my studies there. I want to ‘pay back’ my scholarship in some small way and help a current student however I can.” - UD Alumnus

“Charitable foundations and other donors consider alumni giving participation rates as a representation of alumni attitudes toward their school.” - UD Alumnus 

“We think UD is an extraordinary school and experience for students, and we hope you, as alumni, agree. 25% seems like an achievable goal, but our ultimate goal should still be much higher to match other schools that achieve on average 45-50% alumni participation. Because you believe in UD, you can make this happen!” - UD Parent

“You might think it's not worth giving a donation, but gifts of all sizes when put together have a powerful impact on the University, students, and faculty. Even 100 gifts of $25 can help fund a new, innovative program or research.” - UD Faculty Member


These powerful reasons echo remarks President Sanford made during the 2022 Alumni & Family Weekend when he spoke to his belief in the strength of UD and urged all alumni to not only achieve the Forging our Future goal, but surpass it.

Why is annual alumni giving important?

 

 A Strong Future

Alumni giving helps forge a strong future for UD, ensuring that current and future students benefit from the high-caliber education provided here.

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 A Message of Appreciation

Annual gifts from alumni sends a message of appreciation and pride in the institution that helped form you, as a student, through its dedication to wisdom, truth and virtue.

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Forge a Successful Future

Our alumni are uniquely suited to champion this initiative as beneficiaries of the Core Curriculum, the Rome Program, and the wisdom and friendship of our excellent faculty. Seven of the top 10 colleges with the highest alumni giving rates, according to the U.S. News & World Report, are nationally known liberal arts colleges with an average alumni giving rate of 47%.

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When you make your gift to UD supporting any university fund this year, you will help UD forge a successful future in which 25% of our alumni make a gift of any size annually by 2025.

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Learn More

Contact Mike Pitstick, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, at 972-721-4046 or mapitstick@udallas.edu.

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The University of Dallas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations to UD are tax deductible to the full extent allowable under the law.