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Giving: A vital bridge for the future

The entire Stritch community can support the University through annual giving including one-time or annual recurring gifts. Annual support to Stritch demonstrates a commitment to all students, faculty, Colleges and programs.

Because tuition only covers a portion of the cost of a Stritch education, Stritch needs your financial support. Annual giving provides an essential bridge between tuition revenue and the full costs of operating the University.

Stritch is also working to build endowed support. Gifts to these funds will continue to provide resources that will help the University address its most critical needs and highest priorities.

Ways to Give
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New CARES Act Tax Incentives

As the number of emerging needs for the University grows given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic we want to make sure we are there for our students each step of the way to ensure they continue their education.

Fortunately, Congress recognizes the importance of continued charitable giving at this unprecedented time. Through the CARES Act they have allowed corporate and individual donors the opportunity to maintain or increase their giving in order to support the missions they most hold dear.

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Stritch Announces $2.5 Million Gift

To Support Students, Academic Programs and Activities

Ted and Mary Kellner, respected leaders in the Milwaukee business and philanthropic communities, announced a $2.5 million gift to support Cardinal Stritch University, its students, academic programs and activities.

“I have seen firsthand the transformational work that happens every day at Stritch, through my own doctoral education and that of my daughter, Kristin; work with the Literacy Center; and my service on the Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Mary Kellner.

“Stritch has long played a leadership role in the greater Milwaukee community in the preparation of leaders across many fields and professions, including Mary and Kristin,” said Ted Kellner. “As we address the needs of the 21st century employers, Stritch will be an integral community partner in the preparation of those who will make an impact in the communities where they live, work and lead.”

Read more about the gift at in this StritchNews post.

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Creating a caring community in challenging times

The challenging days before us have created additional stressors for many of our students who are employed part or full-time while attending school. As those places of employment close, or hours are severely cut back, these students face the harsh reality of restrictions in access to food, difficulty in paying rent and other financial burdens.

Please consider doing what you can to support these students – future alumni of Stritch who, with your help, will assume meaningful roles in our communities. All gifts to the University’s Pay It Forward Fund will be used to ensure that our students have the assistance they need during this very consequential time. Thank you on behalf of the entire Stritch Community.

To learn more about Stritch's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), please visit

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