Gifts of all sizes are welcomed and appreciated. You can participate at a level that is comfortable for you. Each gift, regardless of size, strengthens the College’s participation rate and demonstrates a vote of confidence in the educational opportunities Saint Vincent College Provides.

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Annual Fundannual-fund
Students First LogoThe Annual Fund for Students First

Saint Vincent College is proud to provide financial aid to our students.

  • 95% of all students, and 100% of freshman, receive financial aid
  • SVC merit scholarships provide up to $20,000 annually for high-achieving students.
  • Your gift can help ensure that serving students have the opportunity for a high-quality education.
  • Tuition covers just over 60% of the annual cost of educating a student.  
  • The Students First Fund honors the Benedictine tradition by helping to educate capable students with financial need.
  • This fund helps us continue to put our students first.
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Endowment & Scholarshipendowment-and-scholarship
Establishing an Endowment Fund

Endowed funds at Saint Vincent College can be established with gifts totaling $25,000 or more. The time period for completing a pledge for an endowed scholarship is generally five years from the inception date.  Upon establishment, the endowment will be managed in accordance to the College's endowment spending and management policy, as determined by the  College Board of Directors. Please read our frequently asked questions for answers to any other questions you may have.

If you are interested in establishing an endowed fund at Saint Vincent College, please contact the Annual Fund Office.

Planned Givingplanned-giving

Tenley HallGiving has long been a tradition at Saint Vincent College.  Every member of our campus community has, in one way or another, benefited from the generosity of others.  Planned gifts offer an opportunity to extend your benevolence beyond your lifetime by making a commitment to the future of SVC. 

Including Saint Vincent in your long-term financial or estate plan is a big decision that results in a lasting impact on the people and places important to you.  Such gifts are unique: just like the passion, spirit and creativity of those inspired to give.  Whether through endowing scholarship for future students or supporting a favored area of interest, planned gifts provide essential support to Saint Vincent while at the same time helping you achieve your own personal and financial goals. Read more. 

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Giving Tuesdaygiving-tuesday

For the second straight year, Saint Vincent is participating in this worldwide endeavor. Last year, we raised over $32,000 from 164 donors, and 31 Saint Vincent programs - from Appalachian Studies to Women's Tennis - benefited from last year's Giving Tuesday efforts. Help us do even more this year. 

#GivingTuesday is global movement that celebrates the power to make a difference. Saint Vincent College would like to encourage you to give it a try. 

Here's how it works:  

  1. Give a gift to a program or fund at Saint Vincent that matters most to you on Tuesday, Dec. 1. 
  2. Then promote your giving through your own social media channels about what you support and why.
Include #SVCGivingTuesday and #HippstersGive and your post will appear alongside hundreds of other Bearcat students, faculty, alumni, parents and friends. Together we will be Saint Vincent's voice in a global conversation about giving back!

Giving Tuesday

Definition of a "Hippster": One who personifies the characteristics of the Catholic, Benedictine traditions of Saint Vincent as set out in the Rule of Saint Benedict - humility, hospitality, stewardship, community and more - as exemplified by the original Hippster, Brother Norman Hipps, O.S.B., P'62, C'66, S'69, President of Saint Vincent College. 

Giving to Athleticsgiving-to-athletics

We are making dramatic changes at Saint Vincent College to enhance our athletic programs!

Everyone has their favorite SVC sport and you can be assured that your favorite will have continued success through your support. Your generous gift will provide the means for our athletic programs to reach the highest level of success. The athletic and academic achievements have been outstanding and we are proud of our student-athletes. Saint Vincent Bearcats have been at many championships and, have received Academic All-American and Athletic All-America honors. The athletic program relies on private gifts to support the needs of the college and to attract academically talented athletes. Your support now will give them the feeling of pride which is the key ingredient needed to make them all champions. You have the ability to strengthen our athletic reputation by making a generous contribution now. Support the teams of your choice or the general athletic fund. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated, thank you!

About Our Athletic Program

Your contributions support athletics at Saint Vincent College. At Saint Vincent College, most students participate in intercollegiate, intramural and recreational programs that are integral aspects of college life. The extensive athletic facilities on the campus provide students with an excellent opportunity for sports activity.

Sports at Saint Vincent College

Saint Vincent College believes that physical activity is essential for a well-rounded education. With 20 varsity sports and over a dozen club and intramural sports, Saint Vincent College gives student athletes an opportunity to continue their athletic careers while receiving a top-notch education. America’s first Benedictine college boasts some of the finest athletic facilities in the region, contributing to the student’s athletic experience and to the beauty of the pristine campus.

Bearcats Are Winners!

Bearcat teams win, too. Over the past five years, each and every varsity team has appeared in conference playoffs, with both men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s swimming, and men’s ice hockey all advancing to nationals. In addition, many Saint Vincent student-athletes have been honored nationally for their academic successes.

Please click HERE to donate to the general athletic fund or a specific sport.

To donate via the U.S. Postal Service please send a check to the following address and note which sport you would like to support or if you would like your donation to go into the general fund. 

Thank you for your generosity!

Special Fundraising Programsspecial-fundraising-programs
FAS Drive to Exceed Expectations

The dedicated and loyal employees – Faculty, Administrators, and Staff -- of Saint Vincent College give much of themselves every day to the healthy and productive operation of the College in service to students. In addition, their financial contributions are a visible indication of their belief in the mission and their support for the future of the College.

The GOLD Standard

The GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Group is a SVC young alumni network that works to connect young alumni during their first years following graduation from SVC. The GOLD Standard is a program to encourage GOLD members to give at least $20.00 per year for each year since graduation.

Headmasters Hall Project

A Tribute to Saint Vincent Preparatory School offers Sponsorship and Naming Opportunities to remember and honor the former headmasters, coaches, and Prepsters.

Heritage Society

The Heritage Society recognizes leadership donors and acknowledges the important role they share in the success of Saint Vincent College.

Mail Campaigns

Watch your mail for special communications from Saint Vincent College.

Parent’s Fund

The SVC Parent's Fund represents annual gifts received from parents of undergraduates and alumni. Contributions to the Parent's Fund help make possible the outstanding opportunities that are part of your child's educational experience.


Our mission is to increase Annual Giving participation among alumni, parents, and friends, while also establishing ties with those who are not able to come back to campus.

Senior Class Legacy

The Senior Class Legacy is an annual campaign to encourage participation and build a tradition of philanthropy for students and alumni.

The Rabbi Jason Edelstein Chair in Catholic-Jewish Dialoguerabbi

Rabbi EdelsteinSaint Vincent College proudly announces the establishment of The Rabbi Jason Edelstein Chair in Catholic-Jewish Dialogue. The Chair has been established in honor of Rabbi Edelstein who has taught in the Department of Theology at Saint Vincent College since 1968. The Chair honors the legacy of Rabbi Edelstein -- a man of deep faith, a scholar and highly regarded teacher who is widely respected by both faculty and students. The Chair also seeks to continue the important Catholic-Jewish Dialogue which has been the hallmark of his years of teaching and mentoring students.