Make a Gift
HOW TO MAKE A GIFT
You have many options to support Ursuline:
Want to make a difference immediately? Use your credit card at our secure online giving site
to make your gift today.
Please send your check (made payable to Ursuline College) to the address below:
2550 Lander Road
Pepper Pike, OH 44124
Our team is happy to help you make your gift or answer your questions. Please call Patrick Riley, Director of Development, at 440 684 6022.
TYPES OF GIFTS
The Annual Fund
The Annual Fund is the vehicle that contributes to and supports Ursuline's vibrant campus on a daily basis. Tuition covers 88% of the $25 million it takes to run the College each year. Ursuline's major sources of income are tuition and fees and return on investments. Annual gifts from alumnae and friends are extremely important to the life of the College. It is only with your continued support that Ursuline College can maintain and improve its position as a leader in women-focused education. Your contribution will:
- provide increased scholarships and financial aid to students
- support individual attention to students and help to maintain small class sizes
- offset the rising cost of operating expenses
- assist in the continual upgrade of our technology
- fund faculty and student development
Online donations are convenient and available on our website. You can choose to make a one time donation or split your gift into equal monthly payments.
Donations to the Ursuline College Annual Fund in memory or friend or loved can be a meaningful way to memorialize one you have lost. You may also want to memorialize or honor your entire family or an important event.
"During my time at Ursuline College, I was taught about the importance of spirituality in my life. The College community became part of my family and helped me grow not only mentally, but spiritually. The unpredictability of life can be frightening, but because of the nurturing environment of Ursuline, I am able to trust the path I am guided down." - Elizabeth Coletta Ambrose '08
"Throughout my four years at Ursuline College I found it very beneficial to be a part of a campus that was so focused on each student's individual development. Every single one of my professors was invested in my growth of knowledge and honestly wanted to see me succeed." - Natalie Koch '12
"When I recall my time at Ursuline, what I remember the most is the collaboration with my professors; this was something I didn't experience in my traditional years at OSU. I was honored that the professors at Ursuline valued my thoughts, ideas and contributions and didn't just teach to me but through me and through others." - Denise K. Montrose '07
"As a student at Ursuline College, I became closest to God, which became the compass for direction during my journey in life. The Ursuline Sisters and faculty exemplified spirituality and respect, which shaped my personal and professional character, allowing an opportunity to serve and positively impact the lives of individuals, throughout my career in corporate, nonprofit and the higher education sector." - Robin A. Williams '94
Ursuline Gift Club Levels:
Each alum or friend of Ursuline who contributes to the Annual Fund is acknowledged and recognized through one of the following giving levels:
- President's Society ($10,000 +)
- St. Angela Society ($5,000 - $9,999)
- St. Ursula Society ($2,500 - $4,999)
- Sr. Kenan Society ($1,000 - $2,499)
- Annunciation Club ($500 - $999)
- Mother Marie Club ($250 - $499)
- 1871 Club ($135 - $249)
- Fleur-De-Lis Club (up to $134.00)
The Annual Fund Advisory Board
The Advisory Board assists the development director in planning and carrying out the many activities related to the Annual Fund. They meet three times a year and take an active role in the Phonathon.
Like many colleges and universities, Ursuline College's budget is tuition driven with 88% of its income coming from tuition and fees. As operating costs continue to rise, tuition rates increase unless alternate sources of funding are secured. The creation of new scholarship funds is one way of helping to ensure that talented women and men who desire an Ursuline education can attend. To view a list of our existing scholarships, click the Endowed Scholarships
link in the left column menu. To make a gift to any of these scholarship funds, click Make a Gift
, in the left column menu, and indicate in the Comments section of the form that opens which scholarship endowment fund you wish to support.
While Endowed Scholarships are funds that generate interest to be used to assist students, an Annual Scholarship is a gift that we award directly to a student at the soonest opportunity, often in the same academic year that the gift is made. Annual Scholarships can be designated to assist students in a particular major or program, or you may choose to offer such funds to be awarded where the need is greatest. To make an Annual Scholarship gift online, click Make a Gift, in the left column menu, and indicate in the Comments section of the form that opens that you would like your gift to be awarded to a student or students as scholarship funding.