Donor Impact Report

Fiscal Year 2020–2021

Thank you to everyone in our extraordinary community who made a Nazareth experience possible during an extraordinary year.

Darrell Bell

Gratitude from Darrell Bell

Darrell's message

Jim Ockendon

A Message from Jim Ockenden

Jim's message

male graduate celebrating at commencement

An Extraordinary Year


student cooking with young child

Community Outreach & Collaboration

Your impact

Access & Excellence

In 2020–2021, the driving force in creating opportunity for student access and maximizing student achievement was YOU. Your support brought to life new opportunities for Nazareth students, helping them prepare for their life’s work.

The availability of scholarships and grants is crucial to attracting, matriculating and retaining Nazareth students. During a challenging year more of you gave more.


were awarded in the past academic year. Financial aid was never more critical than in 2020–2021 since, for many students, family funds earmarked for education were cut or eliminated due to illness or loss of employment.


were made to support student financial aid


up 190 donors from last fiscal year


received financial assistance. Your generous financial aid support positioned our students for new-found and continued success at Nazareth by easing financial burdens and keeping their dreams of a Nazareth education alive.

Arlene Lopez studying at a local coffee shop

Arlene Lopez ’18, ‘22G

A first generation student, Arlene was encouraged by her high school counselor to go to college - she also shared information about Nazareth’s Young Scholars program for high-achieving, underrepresented students. College has been more than Arlene ever expected, and she is grateful for the support she has received from her fellow students as well as her staff mentors. “They looked out for me and gave me a different type of love I have never experienced.”

Arlene's story


Experiential learning opportunities — such as internships, research, and study abroad — are key in preparing students for meaningful careers upon graduation. The Center for Life’s Work and SPARK Grants provide access to these life-changing, career sparking, real-world learning opportunities.


participate in hands-on learning experiences


participate in community service, contributing nearly 250,000 hours locally and globally.


SPARK Grants support summer internships, research, and international experiences resulting in a 99% retention rate.

Paige Lee in an instrument repair shop

Paige Lee ’22

Community service has been a key part of Paige Lee’s experience at Nazareth. Paige learned about ways she could get involved by talking to her career coach, her professors, and other faculty and staff in the Center for Civic Engagement. Her involvement as a mentor and tutor in the City school system, mentoring first year students on campus, and other volunteer opportunities cemented that no matter what happens next for her, she knows that being a teacher is her life’s work. “I think that being a teacher is an important job because you can have a positive impact on students' lives.”

Paige's story

Contact Us

Office of Advancement • dev@naz.edu585-389-2415