2016 Impact Report

    Dear alumni, parents and friends,

    Karen and I officially joined the University of Dayton in July 2016, but in fact, we engaged with the Flyer community months before arriving on campus. One of the most exciting parts of our journey thus far has been getting to know so many of youEric F. Spina — our alumni, parents and friends who play such a vital role in helping the University fulfill its mission and providing the critical resources needed by the institution’s faculty, students and staff. We are inspired by your stories — how your own experience here influences your life today — as well as what you envision as ambitious goals for our great University in the future, and which values you feel transcend time and must be preserved as part of our unique culture.

    Looking back over 2016, it is clear what a great year it was for the University community. We celebrated Dan Curran’s remarkable 14-year tenure at the University, including many key initiatives you supported and made possible, such as the Human Rights Center, expansion of the campus and improvement of our facilities, and our deep and meaningful commitment to sustainability. Your support enabled our students and faculty to use their talents near and far to enrich their perspectives, engage with other cultures, and support underserved members of the world community through immersion and service programs like ETHOS. And, speaking personally, you welcomed Karen and me into this community with open arms, hearts and minds. This collection of achievements and experiences are inspiring and motivate all of us to think even more broadly about the impact the University can have locally, nationally and internationally. Eric SpinaThey also call to us to define the distinctive learning environment we must provide for our current and future students as they strive to learn, lead and serve.

    In this report, you will learn about just a few of the many extraordinary gifts the University received last year that exemplify what we can accomplish together to fulfill this great institution's mission and build on shared values and priorities. Collectively, these stories reflect the significant impact your support has on the lives of our students, faculty and staff and the future of our University. I hope you find them as inspiring as I do.

    Thank you for all you have done to make this possible.

    With warmest regards and my deepest appreciation,

    Eric F. Spina

    2017 Impact Stories

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    • Message from Dr. Spinaspina_200x180.jpgA message to alumni, parents and friends from Eric F. Spina.
    • Impact of Endowed Fundsimpact-student_280x290.jpgThe University of Dayton endowment creates a base of perpetual support for the mission of the University.
    • The Most Meaningful Impactmeaningful-court.jpgAt the University of Dayton, a gift's impact often goes far beyond bricks and mortar.
    • Answering Curran's Call to Actioncurran-call-main_400x375.jpgDaniel Curran imprinted his bold vision on every University program and initiative, including a signature program of his legacy, the Human Rights Center.
    • A Valuable Partnership Supporting a Growing Needpartnership-main.jpgFor decades, the University of Dayton has been at the forefront of advanced research and technology.
    • Giving Coaches What They Need to Succeedcoaches-main_350x285.jpgAll athletic programs rely upon the quality of their facilities to attract top talent and compete on a national level.
    • More Than an Educationmore-main-adam-tanesha.jpgWed-to-wed stories are common at any college, and the University of Dayton is no exception. Two examples? The Toias and the Pettys.
    • The Gift That Gives Backgives-main_400x346.jpgGifts of all kinds change lives at the University of Dayton, including gifts of time.
    • A New Home for a Vital Campus Programhome-main-520x505.jpgAlmost a quarter century ago, University of Dayton Emergency Medical Services took shape, and it has evolved into a vital - and life-saving - campus presence.
    • An Unexpected Path - and a Big Impactpath-main-300x300.jpgAt the University of Dayton, our Catholic, Marianist spirit extends into all facets of the institution.
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    A message to alumni, parents and friends from Eric F. Spina.


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