$ 332,528 raised 1,740 gifts
Athletics has raised $ 102,840 from 347 gifts!


Support Your Team

Duquesne Athletics Alumni and Friends thank you for your continued generosity to Duquesne University and our student-athletes. In the classroom and in competition, your support has helped pave the way for a revitalized commitment to Duquesne Athletics – we wouldn’t be in this exciting position without you!


Duquesne Athletics continues to fund a broad-based sports program focused on academic and competitive excellence. Central to that is ensuring Duquesne Athletics continues to develop into a stronger brand locally, regionally and nationally while also providing a first class, DI student-athlete experience and building championship contenders within the Atlantic 10 and Northeast Conferences.


Our strategic plan is centered around four pillars:

  1. Academic mission of the university is primary
  2. Integrity
  3. Community Engagement
  4. Competitive Success


Welcome to the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse

The facility, as well as the new programming to happen within it, fully aligns with the department’s strategic plan for success. The primary objective of the renovation was to reimagine a space that would transform the entire student-athlete experience. From competition to classroom, this is as one-time opportunity to truly reinvent and modernize how Duquesne Athletics looks, feels, acts and performs.


Specifically, the project sets out to:


  1. Create a comprehensive athletics facilities plan that impacts all teams and centralizes the athletics department.
  2. Develop an academic and leadership training center.
  3. Serve the entire campus population by creating indoor programming space not previously available.
  4. Provide more space and opportunities for community engagement, particularly within the Uptown neighborhood.
  5. Upgrade the existing plaza and external facade of the facility.


The renovation project will result in the complete transformation of the facility and the impact is far reaching. From a face-lift to elevating student-athlete performance to engaging the greater campus and Uptown communities, the new UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse will not only affect every aspect of the student-athlete experience, but also provide an opportunity to serve as a center for community engagement, events and activities.


You can learn more about the renovation project by going to www.DuquesneAthleticsFacilityRenovation.com.


You Can Make A Difference

Every donation matters. Your generosity can help provide our 400+ student-athletes, our future leaders, teachers, nurses, artists, business men and women the space and tools they need to pursue success in the classroom, in competition and out in the community.


There are a number of ways you can support Duquesne University Athletics:

  • Team Needs:
    • You can support a team(s) of your choosing where your gift will be used to benefit the greatest need of that team
  • Department Needs:
    • You can support Duquesne University Athletics where your gift will be used to benefit the greatest need of the department
  • UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse-Facility Renovation:
    • Donations of $25 +  to the renovation project will provide you with naming recognition on a Donor Wall located inside of the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse


Passion and loyalty take many forms, we are thankful for your past support and appreciate your continued generosity.


Go Dukes!

Athletics Donor Heatmap
Rank State Donors
1 PA 207
2 OH 22
3 NC 13
Current Parents Participation Challenge
If 300 current parents of a Duquesne University student make a gift of any amount, to any area of the University, an anonymous Parents' Leadership Council family will make a $5,000 gift.
300 / 300 Gifts
Cross Country and Track & Field Matching Gift
Jonathan Dorph (Class of 2014), Alex Federinko (Class of 2011) and PJ Blinn (Class of 2014) will match all Cross Country and Track and Field donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,500. Members of the A10 XC Championship Team will then match the next $1,500 of donations dollar-for-dollar.
$3,000 MATCHED
Football Matching Gift
An anonymous football alumnus has made a $15,000 matching gift challenge to benefit the 2018 NEC Champion Football program. All donations on the Day of Giving to the Football program, will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $15,000. This Matching Gift is in honor of Coaches Terry Russell and John Stefanik who had such a positive influence on his life during his playing days at Duquesne and he remains excited and committed to the continued growth of the Football program under the leadership of Head Coach Jerry Schmitt.
$15,000 MATCHED
Swimming & Diving Matching Gift
An anonymous supporter and parent of a Duquesne University women's swimming alumna has made a $10,000 matching gift challenge to benefit the 2018 A10 Champion Swimming and Diving program. All donations on the Day of Giving to the Swimming & Diving program, will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000.
$10,000 MATCHED
Women's Lacrosse Matching Gift
An anonymous family of a Duquesne University Women's Lacrosse team member will match dollar-for-dollar the first $1,500 in gifts to the Women's Lacrosse team.
$1,500 MATCHED
Women’s Soccer Matching Gift
An anonymous Women’s Soccer supporter will match donations to the women’s soccer team, dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,000!
$1,000 MATCHED
Number of Gifts Leaderboard
Which area of campus will receive the most gifts during the Duquesne Day of Giving? Make a gift to your favorite area of campus to help make them #1 on the Leaderboard!
Rank Area of Campus Gifts
1 Athletics 347
2 Liberal Arts 207
3 Greatest Needs (The Duquesne Fund) 170
4 School of Nursing 131
5 School of Law 111
6 School of Business 109
7 Ice Hockey 106
8 Other 102
9 School of Education 102
10 School of Pharmacy 84
11 School of Music 63
12 Fr. Sean Hogan Scholarships 61
13 Greek Life 58
14 Health Sciences 51
15 Gumberg Library 38
16 Natural & Environmental Sciences 36
17 Study Abroad 34
18 Spiritan Campus Ministry 24
19 Biomedical Engineering 21
Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which area of campus will receive the largest amount of dollars during the Duquesne Day of Giving? Make a gift to your favorite area of campus to help make them #1 on the Leaderboard!
Rank Area of Campus Raised
1 Athletics $72,340.19
2 Other $28,025.19
3 School of Business $24,732.10
4 Liberal Arts $22,885.59
5 Greatest Needs (The Duquesne Fund) $15,440.55
6 School of Law $12,850.00
7 School of Pharmacy $12,370.04
8 School of Nursing $10,010.17
9 School of Music $6,102.00
10 Ice Hockey $5,185.08
11 School of Education $4,915.42
12 Health Sciences $4,430.00
13 Fr. Sean Hogan Scholarships $4,310.04
14 Natural & Environmental Sciences $2,790.00
15 Gumberg Library $2,550.00
16 Greek Life $2,443.24
17 Study Abroad $1,310.00
18 Spiritan Campus Ministry $1,195.04
19 Biomedical Engineering $1,175.00
Athletics Leaderboard
Which Athletics team will raise the most money for their team during the Duquesne Day of Giving?
Rank Fund Designation Raised
1 Women's Swimming & Diving $22,830.00
2 Football $15,755.19
3 Women's Soccer $7,865.00
4 Men's Basketball $5,200.00
5 Ice Hockey $5,135.08
6 Cross Country & Track & Field $3,550.00
7 Women's Lacrosse $3,540.00
8 Women's Basketball $3,260.00
9 Volleyball $2,730.00
10 Women's Tennis $1,185.00
11 Men's Tennis $1,080.00
12 UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse $1,010.00
13 Rowing $910.00
14 Bowling $550.00
15 Dance Team $300.00
16 Pep Band $210.00
17 Men's Soccer $125.00
18 Cheerleading $0.00
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