Dean's Leadership Fund

The Dean's Leadership Fund provides the College of Arts and Sciences with the flexibility to take advantage of unexpected opportunities as they arise, and to meet unforeseen needs in the College's many departments, programs, centers and institutes. By providing this flexibility, the fund plays a vital role in strengthening the College's day-to-day operations and in keeping educational standards high within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Your donation makes all the difference.

The College will always be the academic and historical heart of the University of San Diego. Your gift plays a vital role in strengthening the College by providing support for students and faculty to engage in unique experiential learning opportunities conduct research in emerging fields. It also enables us to recruit expert faculty and offer scholarships, giving our students the best educational experience possible.

Donate to the Dean’s Leadership Fund

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Dean's Leadership Circle

The College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Leadership Circle brings together alumni, parents and friends of USD who are committed to our 21st century liberal arts education, designed to educate the mind and develop each student holistically.

 

Fund the Future 

Dean's Leadership Circle members will receive exclusive benefits including advance invitations to signature events; the opportunity to engage with College of Arts and Sciences leadership, faculty and guest speakers; and newsletter communications with the latest news and updates.

Join the Dean’s Leadership Circle by making a gift to the Dean’s Leadership Fund. It provides the College of Arts and Sciences with the flexibility to take advantage of unexpected opportunities as they arise, and to meet unforeseen needs in the College’s many departments, programs, centers and institutes.

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Gifts made in the amounts below qualify you for membership in the Dean's Leadership Circle. As a member, you will enjoy a variety of benefits:

Founders Level

$500 and up

  • Dean's Leadership Fund newsletter
  • Invitations to all College of Arts and Sciences signature events
  • VIP seats (2) to all Warwick's bookstore cosponsored events
  • VIP seats (2) to Humanities Center or performing arts events
  • Priority access to academic engagements, lectures and other events
  • One dean's dinner
  • Comped tickets (2) to Prints and Pinot or other signature event
  • Recognition on website
  • Exclusive tour of University Galleries exhibitions
  • Complimentary parking for all events
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Immaculata Level

$250-$499

  • Dean's Leadership Fund newsletter
  • Invitations to all College of Arts and Sciences signature events
  • VIP seats (2) to all Warwick's bookstore cosponsored events
  • VIP seats (2) to Humanities Center or performing arts events
  • Priority access to academic engagements, lectures and other events

Alcalá Level

Under $249

  • Dean's Leadership Fund newsletter
  • Invitations to all College of Arts and Sciences signature events
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*Corporate matching gifts in the amounts above also count toward membership levels. All benefits subject to change.

 



For more information, please contact:

DEVELOPMENT OFFICE 
Ericka Swensson, PhD

Director of Development, College of Arts and Sciences
(619) 260-6890
eswensson@sandiego.edu