Parent and Family Giving

597
Donors
149% of 400 Donor goal
$250,411
Donated
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An Anonymous DonorFordham Board of Trustees gave $50,000

An Anonymous DonorFordham Board of Trustees gave $75,000
Gifts to Parent and Family Giving contribute to...
Fordham Giving Day: Ignite Change
2,427 Donors - $1,296,539 Donated
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About

As a Jesuit University, Fordham challenges students to live the mission and "Go Set the World Aflame!" As their parents and families, you see the spark in their eyes and know that they ignite change every single day.

On Giving Day, the Fordham community comes together to support your students. This tradition of generosity for current and future Rams runs deep and is integral to our dedication to serving others.

Your gift goes even further today! If 400 parents make a gift of any size, Steven Raineri, GABELLI ’95, PAR ’25, and Claudine Raineri, PAR ’25, will make a gift of $25,000 to support student success initiatives across campus.

Be a part of this Fordham tradition! Your gift ignites the flame that sparks change.

Thank you for your support of Fordham!

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Join the Parents’ Leadership Council

The Parents' Leadership Council (PLC) is a community of parent volunteers who play a leadership role at Fordham University, acting as ambassadors and supporting the University philanthropically through an annual donation. If you are interested in joining the Council, please reach out to Kathryn Mandalakis, senior assistant director of the Fordham Fund, at kmandalakis@fordham.edu.

Be a Parent Ambassador

Join the Parent Ambassador Committee (PAC). Committee members have the opportunity to join a community of their peers and volunteer with the University in various ways based on their desired time commitment, geographic location, and interests. If you are interested, please reach out to Kathryn Mandalakis, senior assistant director of the Fordham Fund, at kmandalakis@fordham.edu.

Partner with Career Services

Fordham parents can partner with the Office of Development and Career Services to work directly with students on professional development. This could include offering internships, mentorships, or full-time employment to students, creating shadowing opportunities, or sitting on a roundtable or panel. If you are interested, please reach out to Kathryn Mandalakis, senior assistant director of the Fordham Fund, at kmandalakis@fordham.edu.

228 days ago by Fordham University
[Funding Opportunity] Career Services

Alumni mentors can change the life of your student.

Mentorship is a key vehicle for improving equity and career readiness in higher education. Over the past 18 years, the Fordham Mentoring Program has connected hundreds of students to alumni for career guidance, networking, and support. But with the economic uncertainty brought on by the global pandemic, more students need support from alumni mentors than ever before.

How can we help?

The Fordham Career Center and Office of Alumni Relations are joining forces to grow our alumni mentor community and increase the number of mentorship opportunities. Together we’ve launched the digital Fordham Mentorship Network—a platform that enables one-off connections between students and mentors while allowing us to scale the original mentoring program.

Learn more about the Fordham Mentorship Network.

Ready to help?

Your gift, of any size, is an investment in the future of your student, and will help Fordham fund and expand the Fordham Mentorship Network. Thank you for your kind consideration of support! 

228 days ago by Fordham University
[Funding Opportunity] Counseling and Psychological Services

Fordham is committed to the holistic health and well-being of our students and community. In recent years, there has been an increase in demand for and utilization of mental health services offered by Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS).

Give through the Counseling and Psychological Services Fund so that we can continue to provide essential services to the Fordham community that are needed. And if you need to learn more about the resources provided, you can visit the CPS website.

228 days ago by Fordham University
[Funding Opportunity] Parents and Families Fund

Parents Continue the Tradition of Giving

Commencement Students in Cap and Gown

Parents are important members of the Fordham community. We know that your support helps our students to succeed, and we consider it a privilege to partner with you in their education.

Please consider supporting the University with a gift to the Fordham Parents and Families Fund. Your donations will support Career Services initiatives, student activities, and student services; all things that will enhance your students' lives - now and after graduation.

229 days ago by Fordham University
Spread the Word!

Want to help spread the word about Fordham Giving Day? It is simple! Create an account or to log in at givecampus.com. 

While logged into your GiveCampus user account, all sharing buttons generate a campaign link that is unique to you. When you use these buttons to share the campaign or the advocacy dashboard on social media or through email or text, your impact will be tracked and celebrated next to your name on the Advocates tab on the campaign page.

Alternatively, you can simply spread the word through your networks using #FordhamGivingDay.

229 days ago by Fordham University
[Fordham Donor Story] Thomas Christian Egg, LAW '96, PAR '23

229 days ago by Fordham University
Fordham Giving Day starts now!

Fordham Giving Day starts now! Inspired by Jesuit teachings, we call on our community to ignite change ✨

We hope to count on your support, especially with challenge dollars on the line. Here are just a few of the generous donors who have issued related challenges: 

  • If 400 parents make a gift of any size, Steven Raineri, GABELLI ’95, PAR ’25, and Claudine Raineri, PAR ’25, will make a gift of $25,000 to support student success initiatives across campus.
  • Members of the Fordham Board of Trustees are watching the leaderboards to make BIG challenge gifts. If we can hit 1,000, 2,000, and 2,500 donor milestones, we'll unlock major gifts from these Fordham Giving Day champions!

We'll be updating this page throughout the day with progress updates, exciting news, and ways that you can get involved. So join us and let's make Fordham Giving Day 2023 count!

229 days ago by Fordham University

Areas Supported by Parents
Areas of SupportDonorsRaised ($)
Career Center6$1,925
Parents and Families Fund5$925
Counseling and Psychological Services5$475
Fordham's Greatest Needs147$46,497
Student Clubs (Lincoln Center)1$200
Student Clubs (Rose Hill)0$0
Parent Giving by Class Year
Parent YearDonorsRaised ($)
202123$9,110
202016$17,600
202344$18,936
202221$16,625
202457$45,380
20290$0
20174$15,600
20146$1,550
20278$7,675
20165$6,825
20280$0
20197$520
20153$3,100
20112$500
20132$10,250
20100$0
20120$0
20188$1,875

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Fordham Board of Trustees
Gave $75,000 during a Challenge!
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Heart icon matched 107 gifts for a total of $50,000
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Fordham Board of Trustees
Gave $50,000 during a Challenge!
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Anonymous
Gave $45,000 because $1 was pledged during a Challenge!
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Steven Raineri
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
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Anonymous
Heart icon matched 47 gifts for a total of $25,000
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Fordham Board of Trustees
Gave $25,000 because 1,000 gifts were made during a Challenge!
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Kola Romano
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000
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Anonymous
Gave $25,000 because 250 gifts were made during a Challenge!
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Anonymous
Heart icon matched 95 gifts for a total of $20,000

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