Annual Giving

Making the Heart Grow Stronger

The Fund For Excellence: Making the heart stronger LogoThe Fund for Excellence

‌The Sacred Heart University Fund for Excellence provides current and immediately impactful funds for the University’s basic operations. These vital, unrestricted dollars provide the financial flexibility necessary to expand our commitments to academic excellence and to pursue opportunities in areas of emerging need. From teaching to technology, to scholarship, donors’ generosity can touch every aspect of life on campus including:

Teaching, Research and Learning
Sacred Heart University is known for its distinctive mission of educating not just a student’s mind, but also their soul. Student and faculty collaborations in the classroom, the lab, and the broader community are unique to a SHU education. Building on our tradition of encouraging students to embrace their role in the community, dollars from the Fund for Excellence will assist the University in providing our students with unique opportunities to enhance their educational experience and allow them to become our future leaders.

Facilities, Libraries and Technology
Your gifts to the Fund for Excellence help to maintain and improve our beautiful campus, to fund innovations that allow the University to keep pace with evolving instructional technology, and to provide our students with a college environment conducive to learning in and out of the classroom.

Scholarship and Financial Aid
Currently, more than 90 percent of Sacred Heart University undergraduate students receive financial aid from Sacred Heart University. These funds are in addition to loans and federal and state monies.   As we remain committed to our mission of offering a quality education for students who might not otherwise be able to afford a SHU education, your gifts to the Fund for Excellence will make the dreams of our young scholars realities.  

The Student Living and Learning Experience
Your gifts to the Fund for Excellence enhance the opportunities for students to explore their academic, professional and cultural horizons outside of the classroom as well. These funds help to sustain a robust environment for learning that promotes the thirst for knowledge, the development of leadership, and the understanding of their role in our ever changing world.