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How to Make a Gift

You have many options to support Ursuline:


Want to make a difference immediately? Use your credit card at our secure online giving site to make your gift today.

By Mail

Please send your check (made payable to Ursuline College) to the address below:

Ursuline College
Development Office
2550 Lander Road
Pepper Pike, OH 44124

By Phone

Our team is happy to help you make your gift or answer your questions. Please call Patrick Riley, Director of Development, at 440 684 6022.

Types of Gifts

The Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is the vehicle that contributes to and supports Ursuline's vibrant campus on a daily basis. Tuition covers 88% of the $25 million it takes to run the College each year. Ursuline's major sources of income are tuition and fees and return on investments. Annual gifts from alumnae and friends are extremely important to the life of the College. It is only with your continued support that Ursuline College can maintain and improve its position as a leader in women-focused education.

Your contribution will:
  • provide increased scholarships and financial aid to students
  • support individual attention to students and help to maintain small class sizes
  • offset the rising cost of operating expenses
  • assist in the continual upgrade of our technology
  • fund faculty and student development

Online donations are convenient and available on our website.  You can choose to make a one time donation or split your gift into equal monthly payments.

"During my time at Ursuline College, I was taught about the importance of spirituality in my life.  The College community became part of my family and helped me grow not only mentally, but spiritually.  The unpredictability of life can be frightening, but because of the nurturing environment of Ursuline, I am able to trust the path I am guided down." - Elizabeth Coletta Ambrose '08

"Throughout my four years at Ursuline College I found it very beneficial to be a part of a campus that was so focused on each student's individual development.  Every single one of my professors was invested in my growth of knowledge and honestly wanted to see me succeed."  - Natalie Koch '12

"When I recall my time at Ursuline, what I remember the most is the collaboration with my professors; this was something I didn't experience in my traditional years at OSU.  I was honored that the professors at Ursuline valued my thoughts, ideas and contributions and didn't just teach to me but through me and through others."  - Denise K. Montrose '07

"As a student at Ursuline College, I became closest to God, which became the compass for direction during my journey in life.  The Ursuline Sisters and faculty exemplified spirituality and respect, which shaped my personal and professional character, allowing an opportunity to serve and positively impact the lives of individuals, throughout my career in corporate, nonprofit and the higher education sector."  - Robin A. Williams '94  

Ursuline Gift Club Levels:

Each alum or friend of Ursuline who contributes to the Annual Fund is acknowledged and recognized through one of the following giving levels:
  • President's Society ($10,000 +)
  • St. Angela Society ($5,000 - $9,999)
  • St. Ursula Society ($2,500 - $4,999)
  • Sr. Kenan Society ($1,000 - $2,499)
  • Annunciation Club ($500 - $999)
  • Mother Marie Club ($250 - $499)
  • 1871 Club ($135 - $249)
  • Fleur-De-Lis Club (up to $134.00)

The Annual Fund Advisory Board

The Advisory Board assists the development director in planning and carrying out the many activities related to the Annual Fund. They meet three times a year and take an active role in the Phonathon.


Securing the endowment is extremely important for the future of Ursuline College. The income earned from the endowment fund provides support for student scholarships and scholarly activities of the faculty. It also provides support to maintain buildings and for general needs of the college. The endowment fund supports and secures the efforts of the College to carry forward its mission. Gifts to the endowment can fund such areas as faculty chairs, student scholarships, building upkeep and general college needs.

Endowed Chairs

Endowed chairs allow Ursuline to build on and strengthen well-regarded programs at the college. Endowing a chair is a very significant contribution to assisting Ursuline in its mission. In a very real way an endowed chair is one of the most powerful and enduring legacies a benefactor could bestow on Ursuline College. Through such a gift, a donor continues to impact the lives of Ursuline students into perpetuity. The endowing of an academic chair or professorship requires the donation of at least $1 million.

Endowed Scholarships

Like many colleges and universities, Ursuline College's budget is tuition driven with 88% of its income coming from tuition and fees. As operating costs continue to rise, tuition rates increase unless alternate sources of funding are secured. The creation of new scholarship funds is one way of helping to ensure that talented women and men who desire an Ursuline education can attend.


Anyone who would like to make a donation to Ursuline College in memory or friend or loved one is welcome to do so. You may also want to memorialize your entire family or an important event. There are a wide variety of possibilities for memorial donations such as creating an endowed scholarship or sending a memorial gift to be used by a specific department or academic area.

Senior Gift Program

In order to assist our seniors in developing a spirit of philanthropy to Ursuline, we've created the Senior Class Gift Program as an aspect of the Annual Fund. Each senior is asked to sign the Senior Class Gift Commitment Form and to donate $10.00. The commitment form invites them to give a gift of increasing amounts each year for the first five years after their graduation. Any senior who signs the commitment form and maintains the annual donation schedule will be honored with a brick with her/his name inscribed on it. These bricks will form part of a walkway in a prominent place on campus.

Faculty and Staff Appeal

Each year the entire faculty and staff are requested to make a donation to the Annual Appeal. Knowing the importance of the annual fund to the life of the college, a large percentage of faculty members, administrators and staff personnel support this appeal.