Neumann University was built upon the foundation of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. In the beginning, Sisters raised the money to build the college by soliciting funds from the parishes, held bazaars and yard sales, and even recorded an album of their favorite sacred and secular songs to sell for $5 each.
Today, their dream has served thousands of students who have graduated from Neumann University. Alumni, friends, parents and corporate partners continue the rich tradition of giving back to Neumann.
Gifts, in all areas of the University and in varying amounts, enrich the academic and student experience and enhance the campus environment. Every student who embraces the Franciscan values makes our world a better place. Giving makes a difference at Neumann University.
Throughout the year, Neumann supporters are invited to enjoy fundraising events that directly benefit students. From dancing at the annual gala to traveling to another destination for our "Evening In" event to enjoying a round of golf with a celebrity at the Penn Oaks Golf Club, the University’s fundraising events provide essential support for student scholarships and the arts. Learn more about the Neumann University Scholarship Gala, Evening in NYC, and the Neumann University Celebrity Golf Tournament.
Endowment Support is critical for the long-term growth of the University. Increasing endowment is one of the University’s priorities as endowment funds ensure greater flexibility in meeting the needs of the University during unsettled economic times. Learn more about the opportunities for named endowment funds such as scholarships and academic awards.
Capital Giving supports major projects and equipment purchases that provide much needed upgrades and improvements to the Neumann University campus. Capital projects are part of the master campus plan and in accordance with the University’s strategic plan.
For more information, please call the Office of Institutional Advancement and University Relations at 610-558-5513.