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Senior Gift Campaign

Senior Gift Campaign

Consider a gift to the Senior Gift Campaign.


Join the Class of 2020 in shaping the future of Doane University as they mark their transition from students to alumni with this important senior year milestone.

The Senior Gift Campaign raises funds to benefit the Doane Fund, which provides opportunities to students in the areas of Athletics, Fine Arts, Campus Life, People, Financial Aid, and the general needs of the university. With that said, seniors are invited to donate to any part of their Doane experience. Whether it be supporting a professor’s research, scholarships for deserving students, their favorite student organization or athletic team, or anything else, their donation will fund whatever they choose. 

As seniors and members of the 2020 class, the senior volunteers that behind the Senior Gift Campaign are challenging each of their classmates to commit to a gift of $20.20 (either one-time or recurring) to truly honor themselves and prove that they wish to assist future Tigers and their Doane Experience. Each gift can make a real impact on students long after the seniors have graduated, and a gift of any size—from $5 - $20.20, or more—truly makes a difference.

However, only those whose gifts total $20.20 or more will receive an orange philanthropy cord to wear at Commencement this May. 

This year, the Senior Gift Campaign has set a minimum goal of 50 percent class participation. Their hope is to surpass the Class of ’19, which holds the record for the highest participation rate at 39% percent and $2006 raised.

Every donation matters, even if its only $20.20. The giving percentage of alumni who give back boosts our school's prestige in the academic community. When alumni show confidence by giving back, we have a better shot at receiving outside grants.

Things to look forward to:
Senior Night – No matter when we graduate, we’ll host a Senior Night the evening before so you can see your friends.
Beer Steins – If we reach our goal, all senior donors will get a one-of-a kind Doane Class of 2020 beer stein. 
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Philanthropy Cord – Seniors that donate at least $20.20 will receive an orange philanthropy cord to wear during Commencement with your robe.

Garden and Rock – The rock's inscription will read:
LINE 1: Class of 2020
LINE 2: This graduating class endured a disruptive final semester, coming in the midst of the nationwide and global COVID-19 pandemic, but did so with their heads held high and optimism for the future. 
LINE 3: “Appreciate every second you get as a Tiger; enjoy every moment with your friends; and show your love every time you say goodbye—for you never know which one could be the last.”


Ways to make your donation:

  • Visit
  • • Click "Give Now" or "Recurring Donation" (on the right of the page), depending on which donation you're comfortable making
  • • Indicate your gift amount ($20.20 or otherwise)
  • • Designate to "Class of 2020"
  • • Fill in your information
  • • Select recurring timeline + giving amount (if applicable)
  • • Once you've filled everything out, click "Go to Checkout"

* The Senior Gift Campaign also accepts VENMO (@Doane2020)

*You can also make your donation by visiting the Alumni Office in Padour Walker anytime Monday through Friday and speaking with Anne Ziola, Michael Stehlik, or Kennerly Benraty.



Why should I donate when I already pay tuition?

Tuition only covers a portion of the cost it takes to operate Doane University. Several programs around campus including the College to Career Center, Peer Tutoring, and Travel Abroad are 100 percent funded by donations. By making your donation, you are helping support various aspects of campus including funding vital scholarships for our students. Giving back to your alma mater helps ensure Future Tigers have the same experience you did.


Will my small amount actually make a difference?


The percentage of alumni and students who give, regardless of the amount, impacts Doane’s prestige and boosts our overall giving percentage. When students and alumni show confidence by giving back, we have a better chance at receiving outside grants. In addition, last year gifts of $250 or less added up to $178,000 of support for the university!


What is the Doane Fund?


The Doane Fund encompasses gifts that can be made and spent within one fiscal year.  Every year, loyal Doane Fund donors provide vital support to enhancing the Doane University experience for our students. Areas of support from the Doane Fund include: Scholarships, Academic Programs, Fine Arts, Travel and Study Abroad, Campus Beauty, Technology and Undergraduate Research and more. To break it down, the Doane Fund approximately supports 50 percent people, 35 percent financial aid, athletics and student life, and 15 percent daily needs. Simply put, the Doane Fund supports every aspect of Doane University.

Do I have to donate to the Doane Fund?


If you do not wish to donate to the Doane Fund, you may specify a program or scholarship where you’d like your money to go.