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Impact of Endowed Funds

The University of Dayton endowment provides financial resources in support of the mission of the University. Its primary investment goal is to preserve and enhance the financial status of the University while providing funds to support scholarships, faculty positions, academic programs and other University initiatives. As of June 30, 2015, the University of Dayton endowment was valued at approximately $500 million.


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Giving Society Membership

This year has been a record-setting one for donations to the University of Dayton, with gifts of historic measure and impact.

In September 2014, UD received the largest single gift in University history with a $12.5 million donation from longtime supporters George '77 and Amanda Hanley through their Chicago-based foundation. The gift established the Hanley Sustainability Institute, which will integrate sustainability education into UD’s entire curriculum and place the University at the forefront of enhanced sustainability education.

In January 2015, Fuyao Glass America Inc. donated $7 million in support of the University of Dayton China Institute. The gift went toward the purchase of the five-story, 68,000-square-foot building housing the institute, which opened in 2012 in the Suzhou Industrial Park, a highly innovative, globally competitive industrial complex. The company’s unprecedented gift solidifies a lasting partnership with the University and strengthens UD’s international presence, providing countless opportunities for future generations of students.


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