Scranton's Annual Day of Giving on May 6



Make Your Gift to The University of Scranton

To our University alumni, parents, staff, students, and friends, we are overwhelmed with gratitude! A profound THANK YOU to each and every one who contributed to the 10th Annual Day of Giving. With over 30 spotlight programs and the most donor challenges to date, this year's 5.06 was a great success thanks to your support. Here's to the power of giving back and the spirit of togetherness.  

Learn more about 5.06 and the University's campus causes! Visit our 5.06 Video Library here.

5.06 Spotlight Programs

Brennan-Kania Faculty Fellows Fund

Brian Musto Memorial Scholarship

Campus Ministry Retreat Assistance Fund

CAS Student Research Fund

Center for Analysis and the Prevention of Crime

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

Dr. Jack Beidler Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Michael DeMichele, Ph.D. '63 Scholarship

Ellen Casey Honors Program Research Award

European Union Simulation

Gary N. Wodder Memorial Scholarship

Leahy Clinic for the Uninsured

Opening Doors Scholarship

Performance Music

Physical Therapy 40th Anniversary

Presidential Summer Fellowship Program

Prison Education Program

Recreational Sports

Royal Experience Internship Program

Sara Farrell Hutchinson '08 Memorial Scholarship

Scranton Athletics

Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society

Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Program

SPARK Program (for at-risk teens)

Study Abroad and Student Travel Fund

The Aquinas

The Royal Fund

THR1VE (1st generation college student) Program

Weinberg Memorial Library

William Stoffel '90 Memorial Scholarship

Donor Challenges

$100,000 Brennan-Kania Faculty Fellows Fund

Thanks to the generous support of Ed Leahy ’68, H’01 and his wife, Patricia, we have created the Brennan-Kania Faculty Fellows Fund program, a landmark initiative that will give our faculty members the financial support necessary to ensure that they continue to provide our students with the transformative education opportunities that have become synonymous with the Kania School of Management (KSOM). 

Ed and Patricia feel so strongly about the need for this initiative that they have agreed to double their initial match of $50,000 up to an additional $50,000, which will potentially provide our outstanding faculty with significant resources.

$25,000 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

Betsy and Jim Slattery '86, former Chair, Board of Trustees, will generously match gifts up to $25,000 for our campus' Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, which include:

  • PILLAR program (Partners in Learning, leadership and reflection)
  • Faculty training to support neurodivergent students
  • Diverse Student Faith Formation Retreats and Service Learning
  • THR1VE (1st generation college students)

Making our campus a safe and inclusive space is paramount to our Jesuit mission and tradition. These initiatives provide resources, support, and training for faculty, staff and students to promote three basic principles of a safe and welcoming campus: Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity.

$25,000 Opening Doors Scholarship

Betsy and Jim Slattery '86, have also generously agreed to match gifts up to $25,000 for the Opening Doors Scholarship Fund, which provides financial aid for students seeking to enroll at The University of Scranton from the Cristo Rey Network of High Schools, from Arrupe College, and from other institutions with a similar mission. It will assist those students with any unmet financial needs after all other sources of financial aid and scholarship have been determined, allowing them a fully-funded Scranton education.

$10,000 The Gary N. Wodder, Ph.D. Scholarship

Friends and family members of Dr. Gary Wodder have come together to offer a match of up to $10,000 in gifts to The Gary N. Wodder, Ph.D. Scholarship Fund, which will provide financial assistance to students studying Kinesiology, just one of the programs that Gary started at this University.

$10,000 Dr. Jack Beidler Memorial Scholarship

Thanks to an anonymous donor, along with Dr. Beidler's four children, gifts of up to $10,000 will be matched for the Dr. Jack Beidler Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides financial aid to incoming students majoring in Computer Science.

$5,000 Athletics Team Challenge

Each year, nearly 400 students participate in intercollegiate athletics at Scranton, proudly representing our school and community. Our goal is to provide our students, coaches and teams with a truly transformative experience that is reflective of our Jesuit identity. For the Athletics Team Challenge, coaches and student-athletes compete to win $5,000 in additional gifts for their team by collecting the most donors by midnight on 5.06! 

5000 is on the line

The Office 5K

This year, we partnered with Valley in Motion, a local nonprofit, in support of the 3rd Annual Office 5K, which will took place on Saturday, May 4 - 5.06 Weekend - in downtown Scranton. Watch the video below to see all the fun our members of The University of Scranton community had at The Office 5K!



Spread the Word About 5.06

Demonstrate how proud you are to be a Royal!

  • Share our 5.06 social media posts about 5.06! We’ll be posting updates, videos, photos, and donor challenges, so be sure you are following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • Make a gift in any amount and encourage your personal network of friends, family, and colleagues to do the same. You can post an “I give because…” message on social media that will inspire others to join you in making a difference for Scranton students. Be sure to use the hashtag #GivetoScrantON506 and direct them to scranton.edu/506.
  • Make it more personal – send emails or texts to friends and family to create excitement about 5.06 and to encourage support for what you care about most at Scranton. 
  • Purchase your University of Scranton Office 5K t-shirt here, and wear it on 5.06 weekend! You might be surprised to learn who else is affiliated with Scranton in your everyday circles. This is the perfect way to start talking about 5.06 and the impact it makes for Scranton students. Go one step further and take a picture in your Scranton apparel. Add it to your 5.06 posts, emails or texts, with #GivetoScrantON506.
  • Join our Office 5K team at theoffice5tk.com and have a fun afternoon with the campus community in downtown Scranton!

Get Your University of Scranton Office 5K Tshirt

Not sure where to start? Here are some sample messages:

Scranton’s Day of Giving is almost here! I hope you’ll join me in making a difference in the lives of Scranton students! Visit Scranton.edu/506 to show your support. P.S. You can make your gift early; it will be counted toward the totals!

I just ordered by special edition University of Scranton Office 5K t-shirt, in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of 5.06! Better yet, my t-shirt purchase doubles as a meaningful contribution to 5.06! Get yours today at scranton.edu/506.

Today is The University of Scranton’s 10th Annual Day of Giving, and I’m supporting _____________  (include 1-2 sentences on how important the area that you’re supporting is to you). Will you join me? I want to help ensure that future Royals have the same wonderful experience that I did. #GivetoScrantON506

Scranton’s Day of Giving is finally here! Let’s show how proud we are to be Royals! I hope you’ll join me in supporting an area of the Scranton experience that is most meaningful to you—scholarships, athletics, student initiatives, or whatever it may be. 

5.06 is finally here! There is no doubt that campus is buzzing with Royal pride today. Let's share our excitement and support from afar and make this Day of Giving the best one yet! #GivetoScrantON506

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