$ 294,333 raised 1,608 gifts
Athletics has raised $ 78,843 from 312 gifts!

Duquesne University Athletics has the privilege of providing a top tier Division I Academic and Athletic experience for over 400 student athletes. Each day we strive to provide the resources necessary for our student athletes to be the best not only in competition, but in the classroom as well. In order to continue to provide these resources we in the Department of Athletics have been focused on building and executing a strategic plan which will facilitate greater success for our coaches and student-athletes. 


This plan focuses on four pillars:

  1. The academic mission of the institution being primary (specifically moving our academic ranking to the top of the conference)
  2. Maintaining integrity and compliance for NCAA rules
  3. Building strong campus and community engagement
  4. Competitive excellence (we want to win!)

We have launched this plan to help us achieve our aspirations academically and competitively as well as to commit to the blueprint necessary for success every day. Our coaches and student-athletes have sharpened their focus and efforts to ensure they represent Duquesne well each day they “go to work”.


The impact of your gift


Your support will be used effectively to accomplish our key objectives and enhance student-athlete performance both in the classroom, and in competition.


What kind of impact would you like to make? What are you most passionate about?


These are two questions we would like to ask you and if Duquesne Athletics aligns with a passion of yours we would be grateful for the impact, no matter what size, you would like to make toward our efforts!  You will have the opportunity to support your favorite Duquesne Athletics Team(s) or you if you would like to make a general donation to the Department of Athletics your gift will be used to benefit the greatest need(s) of the department.


Thank you for your consideration!


On behalf of our players, coaches and staff, thank you as we are truly blessed to have your support.


Your generosity allows us the opportunity to provide our student athletes the resources they need to achieve higher levels of personal development, athletic performance, but most of all supports them academically on the path to a degree and success throughout their lives.



Athletics Donor Heatmap
Rank State Donors
1 PA 178
2 OH 23
3 NY 14
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 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
Football Matching Gift
An anonymous football alumnus has made a $10,000 matching gift challenge to benefit the Football program. All donations on the Day of Giving to the Football program, will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000. This Matching Gift is in honor of Coach Terry Russell 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.
$10,000 MATCHED
Current Parents Participation Challenge
If 100 current parents of a Duquesne student make a gift of any amount, to any designation on the Day of Giving, an anonymous Parents’ Leadership Council family will make a $2,000 gift to the University. If 200 current parents make a gift, they will increase their gift to Duquesne to $4,000!
200 / 200 Gifts
Current Students Participation Challenge
John "Jack" B'76 and his wife Gigi Ouellette will donate $1,000 to The Duquesne Fund (Areas of Greatest Need) if 50 current students make a donation to any area of campus.
50 / 50 Gifts
Young Alumni Participation Challenge (Classes of 2015-2017)
Jeremy, B ’99, MBA ’00, JD ’00 and Colleen Hartzell E’98 and Family will make a $1,000 donation if 75 individuals who graduated within the last 3 years (Classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017) make a gift on the Day of Giving.
75 / 75 Gifts
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 Department Gifts
1 Athletics 312
2 Liberal Arts 182
3 School of Business 167
4 The Duquesne Fund (Greatest Needs) 157
5 School of Nursing 134
6 Other 127
7 School of Education 111
8 School of Law 106
9 School of Pharmacy 97
10 Spiritan Campus Ministry 65
11 Ice Hockey 53
12 School of Music 52
13 Natural & Environmental Sciences 43
14 Health Sciences 42
15 Study Abroad 30
16 Gumberg Library 28
17 Biomedical Engineering 9
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 Department Raised
1 Athletics $58,843.18
2 School of Business $22,747.47
3 Liberal Arts $19,980.18
4 School of Education $16,920.44
5 School of Law $15,955.18
6 Other $14,259.29
7 The Duquesne Fund (Greatest Needs) $11,565.54
8 School of Pharmacy $10,920.20
9 School of Nursing $10,135.58
10 School of Music $4,415.00
11 Spiritan Campus Ministry $3,575.00
12 Ice Hockey $3,510.00
13 Natural & Environmental Sciences $3,260.00
14 Health Sciences $2,970.00
15 Study Abroad $1,886.00
16 Gumberg Library $1,425.00
17 Biomedical Engineering $465.00
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