Giving Priorities

Since our 1923 founding by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Fontbonne University has always looked for the best ways to educate our students while looking to the future. While some things never change, such as the need for scholarships, there always will be a need to support programs such as cutting-edge research and award-winning fine arts, among many other aspects of life at a university.



Nearly 87 percent of Fontbonne students receive financial aid every year. To our students, every dollar provides for their future.

When you support Fontbonne scholarships, you invest in a mission-centered and values-based, Catholic education for people who otherwise could not afford it. Your generosity creates graduates who will go forth and serve the dear neighbor without distinction for life. Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. Invest in our future today.

Learn more about supporting Fontbonne scholarships.


Annual Fund

Annual gifts to Fontbonne University’s Annual Fund provide a sustainable source of revenue used for advancing our mission.

Thanks to the generosity of our alumni, faculty, staff, parents and friends, Fontbonne continues to thrive in building participation through yearly investments to support the most pressing priorities of our mission.

Learn more about Fontbonne’s Annual Fund.


Advancing the Mission

Fontbonne University is committed to the common good through the daily pursuit of transformative education, inspiring students to become global citizens who think critically, act ethically and serve responsibly.

Our care for our students and community extends beyond the classroom. We look to the future to see where our students want to go, and we intend to get them there.

Learn more about advancing the mission.



When you support Fontbonne Athletics, you encourage our student-athletes to be enthusiastic ambassadors in competition, in the classroom and in the community. You help us provide the resources needed to empower coaches and students with the best skills and facilities needed for a dynamic athletic experience.

Our donors to the Athletics Department play a vital role in the current and future accomplishments of our coaches and student-athletes.

Learn more about how you can support our student-athletes.



Our academic goal is to challenge our students and enhance their critical thinking. To do that, we must provide modern facilities, relevant coursework, and faculty who will continually to raise the bar and expect excellence.

To stay relevant and cutting edge, Fontbonne University is committed to building programs, creating a welcoming and modern environment, and helping students delve deep into their passions.

Learn more about the colleges at Fontbonne University.



The endowment at Fontbonne University is a financial asset in the form of a collection of gifts made to the university. For information about Fontbonne University’s endowment, or to make a gift to our endowment, please contact Kitty Lohrum, Vice President, Advancement, at or call (314) 889-1469.


Stocks, Securities and Planned Gifts

You can enjoy multiple benefits when you make a gift of stock, mutual funds or other securities to Fontbonne University. Donating these types of gifts has many tax benefits for the donor, and is a great way to give back to Fontbonne University.

Learn more about donating stocks, securities and planned gifts.


Philanthropic Venture Capital Fund

Fontbonne University seeks investment partners committed to the education of tomorrow’s workforce. Investors will join Fontbonne’s new Philanthropic Venture Capital Initiative. The purpose of this initiative is solely for the formation, expansion and enhancement of new or existing academic programs.

This initiative aligns with the university’s 2016-2021 strategic plan. Fontbonne has a goal to ensure the quality and viability of our academic programs. As such, the university will be robust in fully integrating planning, infrastructure and budgeting. We will focus on the differentiation of academic programs, highlighting experiential learning and fulfillment of the Fontbonne Mission.

Fontbonne is seeking partners to invest contributions of $25,000 and greater to build our Philanthropic Venture Capital fund.

For more information, please contact Heather Rich, Associate Vice President for Advancement,

Learn more about the Philanthropic Venture Capital Fund.