Nazareth fosters a culture of giving back, to both the College and the wider community, through volunteering, developing and sharing expertise, and donating.

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Have a lasting impact on our students and College.

Alumni Volunteers

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

Civic Engagement

Alumni, students, & staff join civic engagement efforts.


Professionals: Provide student internships.

Shaina Louis

A Dream to Help Haiti

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

Kelsi Barnholt looking over the Grand Canyon while attending a student leadership conference.

Nazareth helps her become an engaged citizen

In college, Kelsi Barnholt '18 has reached a more sophisticated level of giving back, informed by courses, leadership training, and direct service. Barnholt's story »

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.

Career connections breakfast

Secrets of Success: Alums Share Tips with Today’s Students

At Homecoming & Reunion Career Breakfasts, alumni give current students tips on networking, getting the most out of college, and shaping careers.

Hannah Wright

Rebuilding lives

After four years of community service through Nazareth, Hannah Wright '15 is putting her skills and cultural sensitivity to use through service work. Wright's story »

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 because they appreciate being well prepared for their careers. The McCaffreys' story »

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 »

Bill and Maureen O'Connor

Creating a scholarship

The husband of Maureen O'Connor '59 established an ongoing scholarship when she died in 2014. O'Connor's story »