G.I.F.T. - Give and Invest For Toreros

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The purpose of G.I.FT. is to create an awareness of philanthropy throughout the USD student body. With nearly 70% of USD students receiving some form of financial aid while attending USD, this program's goal is to instill the value of philanthropy in students and have them give back to support their fellow Toreros. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference! Find something on campus that you are passionate about and make a gift today.

Join the Committee!

Members serve as hosts and ambassadors for USD, get to learn about the importance of philanthropy to the USD community and beyond, and advocate for philanthropy among students! These students represent USD with the highest level of integrity, professionalism, and spirit.

Perks of being a member:

  • Exclusive networking opportunities with some of USD’s most prominent alumni
  • Help decide where a portion of the Alcalaá Alumni Fund is distributed
  • GREAT resume builder- show that you made a tangible difference at USD!

If you would like to join the committee, please email Jessie Szumski at jszumski@sandiego.edu. We would love to have you on board!

Why Give a G.I.F.T.?

  • It is a contribution for students from students. Pay it forward!
  • Get entered into drawings to win awesome prizes!
    • $250 towards your books at the Torero Store
    • A Southwest Airlines Gift Card
    • Get invited to exclusive, donor appreciation events
    • More prizes added throughout the year!
  • You get to pick what your gift goes to, support something you are passionate about. Some options are listed below.
    • Class Legacy Scholarships - Class of ______. This will go toward YOUR Senior Class Legacy Fund, so your class can have more impact if you start contributing now!
    • Transfer Student Scholarships
    • College of Arts and Sciences / School of Business / Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering
    • Torero Athletics Association (Choose which sport you want to support)
    • USD Greek Fund
    • Changemaker Hub
    • CASA (Center for Awareness, Service, and Action)
    • UFMC (United Front Multicultural Center)
    • Or contact the Office of Annual Giving at (619) 260-4754 and we will help you find a designation for your gift that fits your needs
  • Ranking of USD in U.S. News and World Report increases as participation increases. It makes your degree worth more.



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Every contribution to USD is viewed as important. Whether it is great or small, donations like yours help build our Torero future.