Be Part of Something Big!
As you look forward to your experiences beyond UIW, it is also important to remember what the University has meant and done for you.
This is why participating in the Graduating Class Campaign is an important part of your journey from student to alumni.
What is the Graduating Class Campaign?
In the past year UIW has experienced significant growth, enrolling over 9,500 students and scaling up from Division II to Division I, are just a couple of changes to mention. With ongoing growth comes change; therefore, UIW invites YOU to build a new tradition at commencement through the Graduating Class Campaign.
The Graduating Class Campaign offers all graduating students the opportunity to commemorate their time at UIW and support future Cardinals by making a contribution to the university. The campaign’s mission is to begin building a legacy of alumni engagement and promote a philanthropic spirit by making your first time donation to the University of the Incarnate Word.
What are the Campaign’s goals?
The campaign’s goal is to achieve a 25% participation rate. Regardless of the amount, your contribution is highly important to the campaign and sends a meaningful message: loyalty and commitment to UIW and its Mission. In the past two years, nearly 500 of your fellow classmates participated in the Graduating Class Campaign, raising more than $16,000 –an all-time-high since the initiation of the campaign in Spring 2009. Your participation, along with the gifts of your classmates add up quickly and are essential to ensure a quality education for current and future UIW students!
How can I participate?
2. Send your donation to:
4301 Broadway, CPO 317
San Antonio, TX 78209
Download donation form here
3. Call our office at (210) 829-6075 to fill out the donation form for you
Why should I participate?
How does my participation have an impact?
Aside from supporting current and future UIW students, your donation has a significant and meaningful impact for YOU and the university. Alumni giving affects universities’ national rankings and is measured by the percentage of alumni who financially support their alma mater annually. As more alumni contribute, the higher UIW’s ranking will become, making YOUR degree more valuable to potential employers and graduate schools.
Where can I designate my donation?
The power of philanthropy is in your hands, YOU designate your gift to the area of your choice, whether it be your favorite athletic team, or your academic department/program, you decide where your money goes. To have the greatest impact, we encourage you to donate to the area of greatest need, the UIW Scholarship Fund.
How much should I give?
Every senior is being asked to give the amount he/she can afford. Any amount makes a huge DIFFERENCE! Choose the amount you feel most comfortable with:
$20.16 –> donate in honor of your graduation year to receive your UIW Graduating Class Campaign lapel pin* and designate up to two (2) honorees to receive THANK YOU cards (we will send them out on your behalf). Plus, get your adhesive Cardinal Mini Mascot!
$50.00 –> receive your UIW Graduating Class Campaign lapel pin* in return for your generosity and designate up to four (4) honorees to receive THANK YOU cards. In addition, receive your adhesive Cardinal Mini Mascot!
$100.00 or more –> receive your UIW Graduating Class Campaign lapel pin*, designate up to four (4) honorees to receive THANK YOU cards, get your adhesive Cardinal Mini Mascot, and be entered into a drawing to win VIP seating tickets at commencement PLUS parking pass. Furthermore, you will receive special recognition as a leadership donor in UIW’s Honor Roll of Donors issued in the Word Magazine in November.
*NOTE: the UIW Graduating Class Campaign lapel pin is part of the regalia at commencement; it is the one and ONLY pin students are allowed to wear at the graduation ceremony for becoming UIW supporters.
For more information, please contact:
Office: (210) 829-6075
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