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Building Strong Partnerships

From our founding in 1923, by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, as an affordable liberal arts education for women, the university has grown to offer more than seventy-five undergraduate degree programs, more than twenty graduate degree programs, and eleven graduate certificate programs to a co-educational student population of 1,900. Fontbonne’s ability to provide a postsecondary education to students who have traditionally lacked such opportunity is in part the result of collaboration with corporate and foundation partners who have supported our institution over the last 100 years.

As we look to the next hundred years, we know there is more yet to be done to continue our sustained growth and welcome new partners to join in a dedicated community of discovery, understanding, and preservation in service of the dear neighbor.

We work with our partners to align organizational philanthropic priories with mission critical opportunities advancing education, research, and community outreach through several opportunities:

  • Sponsorship & Naming Opportunities
  • Employee Matching Programs
  • In-Kind Goods and Services
  • Board Membership

Partnering with Fontbonne University sets your organization apart in a competitive environment by:

  • Building a greater community presence.
  • Making a lasting impact on the lives and education of current and future Griffins.
  • Boosting employee morale through volunteer and matching opportunities at Fontbonne.

Contact Us

If you are interested in partnering with Fontbonne University please contact Dr. Heather Sweeney, Director of Grants, Federal, Corporate and Foundation Relations at

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