How to Give

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

Self Designations


The motivations of USD donors are as varied as the programs their gifts support. While unrestricted gifts allow the university the greatest flexibility to allocate funds where they are most needed, donors may designate their gifts to specific schools, programs or organizations within the university.

Gifts of any size are welcome and can be designated to support a particular program, scholarship or facility. Gifts also can be directed to the University Fund, which supports USD's current area of greatest need. Donations may be made through cash, securities or real estate and other tangible property. Gifts may be designated to honor a person's memory or to commemorate a significant event.

At USD, we are mindful that today's university was built on a foundation of good will by preceding generations. We accept that torch and carry it with honor, keeping it well lit for the generations to come.

Matching Gift Programs

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name below.


If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to our school may be doubled or possibly tripled. Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.