Annual Giving

Giving. Serving. Caring.

"Teach me to give and not to count the cost."
- St. Ignatius of Loyola

Royals are men and women for and with others. Each year, thousands of students, alumni, employees, parents and friends come together to support all of the wonderful things The University of Scranton has to offer.

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Donor Recognition Societies

The University is proud to recognize the generous members of our Scranton family who come together to support our students, our mission and our future each year. Every gift for every purpose demonstrates the strength we have as a community to set the world on fire.

The President's Circle

Recognizes alumni, parents, and friends who contribute a total of $1,000 or more to the University within a single fiscal year. Recent graduates of the last ten years are welcomed with incremental gifts of $100 each year after graduation. 

The Rev. Bernard R. McIlhenny, S.J. Society

Rrecognizes loyal donors who have made a gift to the University in any amount, for any purpose, during two or more consecutive fiscal years. 

The Estate Society

Honors donors who have made a gift to the endowment and/or have designated the University as the beneficiary of a bequest or trust, retirement assets, a life insurance policy, or another planned gift.

The 1888 Cornerstone Society

Recognizes cumulative lifetime cash giving of $1 million and above.


Royals are men and women for and with others.

Domestic and international service programs remain a University priority and a foundation for Jesuit education. Since 1997, Scranton students have contributed 2.2 million service hours within the Northeastern Pennsylvania region and beyond. Last year alone, nearly 3,000 Royals spent more than 175,000 hours serving others in their hometowns, near campus and around the world.

Scranton alumni continue to live the Royal way by serving others in their own communities and supporting current students in their efforts to change lives and make a difference. Alumni, parents and friends contribute thousands of dollars annually in support of University Mission and Ministries, including the Domestic and International Service Program,  and the Center for Service and Social Justice.

See Photos from the Alumni Day of Service >>


Embracing the Call to Care
The Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall

On September 18, 2015, the University's newest building was dedicated in honor of Edward R. Leahy Jr., the late son of longtime University benefactors Patricia and Edward R. Leahy '68, H'01. The Leahy family has spearheaded numerous initiatives through the University's Panuska College of Professional Studies, including the Leahy Community Health and Family Center, the Leahy Center Clinic, and the Edward R. Leahy Jr. Endowment fund, which provides financial resources to support research, development and programs that advance the cause of persons with disabilities who need long-term assistance.

The $47.5 million, eight story home for the undergraduate and graduate departments of exercise science, occupational therapy and physical therapy, Leahy Hall has 25 state-of-the-art laboratories, nine traditional and active-learning classrooms, nine group study rooms, more than 50 faculty offices and multiple simulation environments. Read More >>


Forever Loyal, Forever Royal

A family of more than 48,000 Royals (and growing), the Scranton alumni network is active in serving others, supporting each other, and investing in the future of The University of Scranton. Don't be shy! Contact us if you would like to get involved, share an idea, or even share your Scranton story.

Our students were your students first.

Parents play a vital role in the lives of their students, on and off of campus.  Your support of programs like Family Weekend, the Parents' Executive Council and attending various athletic and regional gatherings will build the Scranton bond and network both on campus and around the country. 

Changing and saving lives through Scranton.

The faculty and staff at The University of Scranton know better than anyone else that Scranton students make the world a better place. Every day, you make an impact on our students, our community, and the communities our students will serve in the future. Please consider investing in our work and the future of The University of Scranton through The Royal Fund this year.