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Thank You!

Together, your gifts allow Fordham University to maintain rigorous standards of academic and research excellence. It is our mission to remain committed to the discovery of wisdom and the transmission of learning, preparing each of our students for leadership in a global society.

Below are some examples of the impact your generous support has had on Fordham students and the life of the University.

We’re Fordham. We are what I refer to as a necessary university, a university that takes upon itself the great and challenging work of educating students who become graduates with a difference. The work of educating hearts and minds to take on that task is always necessary, but especially at this time—for the good of the whole human family.

— Joseph M. McShane, S.J., President, Fordham University

Peter C., Social Work
Graduate School of Social Work, Class of 2020

Shanaz M., Anthropology
Fordham College at Lincoln Center, Class of 2024

Rekha P., Business Administration
Gabelli School of Business, Class of 2021

Brandon B., Theatre
Fordham College at Lincoln Center, Class of 2021

Here are a handful of the initiatives bolstered by your support.


Your gifts helped support undergraduate and graduate student-run businesses through the Fordham Foundry, the University’s hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Student Life

Your gifts supported the initial phase of the campus center renovation and expansion at Rose Hill. Scheduled to open in three phases beginning in September 2021, the center will feature additional lounging, dining, and fitness facilities. See what the new center will offer Fordham students.

Community Engaged Learning

Your gifts supported Fordham’s Center for Community Engaged Learning and its mission to integrate faculty teaching, research, and student coursework with community engagement, and to partner with people and organizations near the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses and beyond to build a more just and equitable world.

Hands-On Learning

Your gifts helped provide hands-on learning experiences for students, including six WFUV students who reported on the Super Bowl in 2020, spending the week in Miami conducting interviews with players, coaches, and other media members; producing multiple shows; and covering the game itself.

Faculty Support

Your gifts helped support faculty who are engaging in industry-relevant research at the Gabelli School of Business, which is celebrating its centennial. With the support of alumni and friends, the school has embarked on a campaign to strengthen its MBA and Ph.D. programs, provide further faculty support, and reinforce its Jesuit ideals and commitment to business with a purpose—not only to generate profits but also to have a meaningful impact on the world around us.

Fellowship Opportunities

Your gifts provided fellowship opportunities for Graduate School of Arts and Sciences students to continue their research and dissertation work during COVID-19, including at the Louis Calder Center, the University’s 113-acre biological field station in Armonk, New York.

Student-Led Research

Your gifts supported student-driven research initiatives such as the Bronx African American History Project and the Italian American History Initiative, which give voice to current and former Bronx community members. When New York became an epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, students launched the Bronx COVID-19 Oral History Project to document stories of residents’ resilience in one of the hardest-hit areas, inviting them to talk about the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 in their neighborhoods.

Student Research

Your gifts in support of Fordham College at Lincoln Center provided opportunities for student research in the natural sciences department, a key initiative and goal for first-year Dean Laura Auricchio.

Volunteer Legal Engagement During a Pandemic

Your gifts helped Fordham Law School launch the Student Legal Engagement Initiative to provide students with an enriching summer experience, after their internship and seasonal work opportunities were abruptly canceled last spring due to the pandemic.