Cor Fund - Office of Development and University Relations - University of Dallas

Cor Fund - Office of Development and University Relations - University of Dallas

The Cor Fund — Nourishing the Heart of UD

 [ cor: noun, Latin — the heart ]

UD’s annual fund, the Cor Fund, is the lifeblood of the University of Dallas. Annual unrestricted gifts to the Cor Fund provide a crucial bridge between tuition revenue and the actual costs to deliver a quality UD education, directly affecting students and our outstanding faculty.  Most importantly, a gift to the Cor Fund allows the University to respond to the most pressing financial concerns and provide the flexibility to seize unique and important opportunities that serve UD’s vital mission. 

Simply put, your contribution will be used to do the most good.

Hear from UD alumni and students firsthand about the importance of the Cor Fund:

Why give to the Cor Fund?

The Cor Fund supports our university’s greatest needs: competitive student scholarships, faculty research and enrichment, speakers providing intellectual engagement, and recreational activities to nourish the mind and body as well as the soul.

Will my gift make a difference?

Yes. Each gift to the Cor Fund, regardless of size, has an immediate and tangible impact on our students and faculty. Here are a few examples of how your gift can make a difference:

  • Allowing a legacy student to enroll at UD and experience the Core and community that their siblings always talk about.
  • Scholarships that help a first generation student afford 4 years at UD and have the opportunity to walk at graduation in front of their whole family.
  • Helping make it possible for a history major from rural Texas go to Rome and experience Western Civilization first hand.
  • Helping an English major and soccer player stay at UD after finishing freshman year and falling in love with UD, but their parents are concerned about paying for 3 more years.
  • Enabling an international biology student from Sri Lanka the opportunity to travel halfway around the world to pursue her dream of attending a Catholic university and getting accepted into her dream graduate school.

What is a pledged gift?

An important goal of the Cor Fund is to increase alumni participation through pledged giving. Pledged gifts are gifts that are spread out over multiple payments. Five-year pledges are the preferred giving method for alumni and friends because they offer steady support for the ongoing and vital efforts of the university.