Nazareth fosters a culture of giving back, to both the University and the wider community by facilitating opportunities to volunteer, develop and share expertise, and make a gift to Nazareth.

Make a Gift

Have a lasting impact on our students and University.

Alumni Volunteers

Mentor, recruit, hire, host, serve — or other options.

Community Engagement

Our focus is on true partnerships and being engaged with impact.


Professionals: Provide student internships.

Benincasa board member and Naz alum Stephen LaSalle II with President Paul and others from Benincasa

A closing opens doors

When an end-of-life care home closed, Nazareth alumni couple Stephen LaSalle II (at left) and Lori LaSalle supported donating the proceeds to support Nazareth students interested in careers caring for elderly adults, including end-of-life care. Benincasa care home story »

Shaina Louis

A Dream to Help Haiti

Nazareth has helped Shaina Louis '18, '20G reach her dream of helping women become more financially independent in Haiti, where she grew up. Louis’ story »

Nazareth art students in Manhattan

Connecting art students to amazing experiences

Art alum Ed Lent '79 stays connected to Naz with gifts of inspiring, big-city tour for art students. Art Students Take Manhattan >

Aubrey Baldauf and Prof. Leanne Charlesworth sit at a table.

Transformational Experiences Lead to Peace Corps Work

Aubrey Baldauf repeatedly jumped at college opportunities to make a difference and learn, encouraged by Prof. Leanne Wood Charlesworth (pictured at right). Then Aubrey went into the Peace Corps. Aubrey's story >

John Williams and Chuck Lundeen

Creating an LGBTQ Scholarship

A local magazine featured how and why John Williams and Chuck Lundeen took action to create their legacy. Read "The Art of Giving" »

Jesse Cruz

Choosing service + community-enhancing major

Jesse Cruz '16, a community youth development major, turned his life toward service after a lonely homecoming from Iraq. Cruz's story »

Jen Jopson

Long-term connections

In and after college, Jen Jopson ’00, ’09G, has bonded with others by contributing time, expertise, and funds. Jopson's story »

Larry and Nancy Peckham shaking hands with Nazareth College President Daan Braveman.

"Competence with a heart"

A local entrepreneur supports Nazareth as an investment — to create more teachers, scientists, business people, and allied health professionals in the world who have both skills and compassion. Watch video »

Chris and Anne McCaffrey

Giving from gratitude

Chris '87 and Anne McCaffrey '89, who met at Nazareth, donate to Nazareth's annual fund because they appreciate being well prepared for their careers.

Ian Prichard, alum of Nazareth College, Black Tie Ski Rental '98Hmm i

Sharing Entrepreneurial Lessons

Ian Prichard '98 returned to campus to give business success advice to today's students. Ian's advice »

Ed Leva

Endowing a Lacrosse Fund

In gratitude for a strong work ethic instilled by his parents, George and Beverly Leva, former lacrosse player Ed Leva '91 created a permanent fund to support the team.