Education is the pathway to transformation.
This foundational belief ignited the passion of the
Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi more than 80 years ago when they founded
Cardinal Stritch University.
For the Sisters, access to higher education is the
right of every person. But their commitment to students doesn’t end with
access. They built an educational model at Stritch that supports student
success through every step of the journey by creating a caring community of
Today, Stritch continues to change lives through degree programs that help students learn new skills and knowledge, gain career-ready experience, build professional networks, expand their world view and develop a deeper sense of who they are. And we can't do it without your help.
The Stritch Annual Fund turns individual gifts of all sizes into
a pool of support for our highest priorities and most essential initiatives.
Unrestricted gifts provide Stritch with the greatest flexibility to direct
funds to areas of the University that need them the most.
These gifts play a critical role in keeping a Stritch education affordable for
our talented and motivated students and support student success initiatives
Development Reflection and Service Initiative (LDRS), a learning
community designed to address the obstacles faced by incoming traditional
undergraduate students with low income, student of color or first generation
profiles. Our LDRS retention statistics
demonstrate the power of this program:
retention of LDRS students was 80% last school year, compared to 74% for
all first year traditional undergraduates.
Brother’s Keeper, a new
initiative born out of the doctoral research of a faculty member, is a learning
community of undergraduate men of color of all ages who engage in group
service, are paired with mentors (also men of color) in their anticipated
career field, gain access to additional support resources, and participate in
Want to double the impact of your gift at no additional cost? Many companies offer a “match” on employees’
For example, if you make a gift
to the Stritch Annual Fund in the amount of $25 and your employer matches it, Stritch
receives $50 to support faculty and students. Inquire with your company’s human
resources department to learn more.
Please consider a gift to the Cardinal Stritch University
Annual Fund. Visit www.stritch.edu/giving
for more information.