Ways to Give

Through a planned gift, you help ensure that UD will have the resources to provide an exceptional learning environment for future generations of critical thinkers just as it does for those of today. The Due Santi Society is our recognition group for those generous donors who have thoughtfully provided for the university through their estate and financial plans.

Naming Opportunities

  • Cardinal Farrell Hall (new administration building) to replace Carpenter Hall, located on the site of Lynch Auditorium (which will also be replaced once Cardinal Farrell Hall is complete)
  • lecture stairway leading from the back of Cardinal Farrell Hall to Haggar University Center
  • the outdoor pavilion between Cardinal Farrell Hall and Haggar
  • the Cardinal Farrell Hall main entrance
  • rooms and spaces in SB Hall

Honors & Memorials

Examples include:

  • a memorial garden to honor a deceased student or alumnus
  • memorial scholarships
  • a general contribution in honor or in memory of a faculty member or fellow alumnus, living or deceased

Giving Levels

Due Santi Logo Due Santi Society
The Due Santi Society recognizes the extraordinary generosity of alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends who have thoughtfully provided for the university through their financial and estate plans.
President's Society The President's Society
President’s Society members are among the university’s most generous donors, annually contributing $1,000 or more to any area of the university.
Crusader's Club Crusaders to the Core
Crusaders to the Core provides much-deserved recognition to the loyal donors who contribute to UD each and every year. Membership is granted to donors who have made gifts, at any level and to any fund, consecutively for two or more years, up to and including the current calendar year.
1956 Club The 1956 Club
The 1956 Club celebrates UD faculty and staff donors, who know the university so well and whose gifts speak volumes about the value of the University of Dallas as a place for philanthropic investment.

How to Give:

Online Donations

Secure, fast and easy online credit card transaction.

Online Giving Page


Make your check payable to the University of Dallas and send to:

University of Dallas
Office of Advancement
1845 E Northgate Drive
Irving, TX 75062

Be sure to note the designation of your gift in the "memo" line of the check.

Learn more about how you can designate your gift. 

Matching Gifts

What is a matching gift?
Many companies sponsor matching gift programs and will match donations made by their employees or spouses to qualified institutions. Some companies will double or even triple the match amount. The University of Dallas qualifies for a number of companies matching gift programs.

How do I know if my employer has a matching gift program?
Contact the Human Resources department at your workplace to see if they participate in a matching gift program. If they do, let the HR department know and they will give you the necessary paperwork to complete.

How do I complete the complete the matching donation?
The HR department at your workplace will provide the paperwork for matching gifts. Follow the procedure according to the policy at your workplace and send in the form to the University of Dallas Office of Advancement. Our mailing address is:

University of Dallas
Office of Advancement
1845 E Northgate Dr
Irving, TX 75062

You can also email your matching gift paperwork to advancement@udallas.edu or fax it to us at 972-721-4105.

Named & Endowed Funds

There are several options to support students according to financial need, academic status or academic path.

Donor-Funded Endowed Scholarships
Donor-Funded Non-Endowed Scholarships

Estates & Planned Giving

Planned Giving is much more than just a will. Planned Giving encompasses a variety of charitable giving methods that allow you to express your personal values by integrating your charitable, family and financial goals. Our Director will help you discover how careful planning will allow you to:

  • Make a larger charitable gift than you thought possible;
  • Increase your current income;
  • Plan for the financial needs of your spouse or loved ones;
  • Provide inheritances for your heirs at a reduced tax cost;
  • Diversify your investment portfolio;
  • Receive income from your personal residence or farm;
  • Plan for the transfer of your business;
  • Leave a charitable legacy for future generations.

If you have any questions about Planned Giving, please contact Elizabeth Murray, Assistant Vice President of Advancement, at 972-721-5133.

Stocks & Securities

It is often to your advantage to contribute long-term appreciated securities directly to UD rather than selling them and donating the proceeds of the sale.

You can often claim the full market value of donated shares as a charitable deduction on your income tax and avoid paying capital gains tax on the increase in the value of your shares given to UD. If you have questions, you should consult with your financial advisory.

Transferring Stocks & Securities to UD

If a bank, trust, or brokerage house holds your stock certificates:
You, your trust officer, or your broker should contact Manager of Advancement Services David Smith at 972-721-4105 or advancement@udallas.edu. Let us know what is being given, and we will provide instructions on how to complete the transfer of shares.