Students First! Employee Giving

Since 2013, employee participation in the Students First! Employee Giving Campaign has grown from 21% to 80%. Resulting in millions of dollars benefiting USD students. Thank you to everyone who participated and supported our students.

As with so many things, the pandemic changes the annual campaign. While all of us may not be on campus to see students wear our "I Gave" buttons and greet Diego when he makes his rounds, we can all still join together to support our students.

Consider making your gift today on a credit card or through payroll deduction.

Supporting students is easy. Click one of the buttons below.

Employee Giving

As University of San Diego employees, you commit yourselves every day to making USD a more significant institution. Your hard work matters to our students, alumni, parents and friends.

Whatever the reason and whatever the designation, faculty and staff gifts to the University speaks volumes about USD as a place for philanthropic investment and show your pride in our institution.

Employees can direct their gifts towards scholarships, the colleges, specific majors, or a program that you’re passionate about through a payment option that works best for you.

Employee Giving Top Ten

  1. Your gift supports USD students – They are the Changemakers.

  2. By giving, you support USD's mission.
  3. By making a gift, you can support your passion. Give back to something at USD that inspires you.
  4. Your gift is is an investment in USD, and as an employee, an investment in your own future.
  5. Giving demonstrates our united support for the university and makes an impressive statement to our constituents, alumni and all USD supporters.

  6. Collective giving makes a huge difference. Every gift, no matter the size, makes an impact!

  7. You love where you work!

  8. With over 70% of USD students needing some form of financial aid to attend USD, you can give a deserving student a chance to become a Torero. Pay It Forward!

  9. It’s easy! Make your gift with a credit card or submit a payroll deduction form online using the forms above or just mail in a check.

  10. Your gift is 100% tax-deductible.