Parent Giving

Walkway to Academic BuildingAs a parent, you have a front row seat to the many ways SHU is helping to shape your child’s future. The programs, the faculty, the facilities—all of these things have a major impact on preparing a student for success in the “real world.”

‌All of these things have something else in common–they wouldn't be possible without generous gifts to Sacred Heart University. Our Parent Giving program offers an opportunity for SHU parents to touch the lives of current and future students by transforming their academic, athletic, cultural, and professional experiences. Every gift matters and can be designated to support any program across campus.

Parents who make annual gifts of $1,500 or more become members of the President’s Leadership Society. Benefits for parents in the President’s Leadership Society include invitations to join Dr. Petillo for special and private events and recognition on SHU’s annual Donor Honor Roll.

For more information about our Parent Giving program, please contact Kierran Broatch at 203-623-1193 or


SHU parents accounted for 66% of the gifts during this year’s Turkey Drive, which helped feed 700 Bridgeport families on Thanksgiving