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Each and every gift, regardless of its size, contributes to the wellbeing of our world.


There’s no doubt that a USF education shapes the lives of students in countless ways. It also influences the communities where they will live, raise families, and contribute to the fabric of society. For more than 70% of our graduates, that community is Fort Wayne. The true impact of USF, however, extends further, touching nations around the world.

Our graduates have earned a reputation for being compassionate and caring professionals, as they grow into an array of promising and varied careers. Today’s students will influence the professional climate of our region and beyond, delivering on the promise of a brighter future for our community and impacting our world for the better.


For more than 125 years, USF has provided a high-quality, values-based liberal arts education that encourages growth through the:

  • Acquisition of knowledge
  • Development of leadership skills
  • Practice of service

Private support is essential in order to sustain our ability to teach and model the Franciscan tradition. Our community of alumni and friends, corporations and foundations, faculty and staff, students and families each have a role in continuing this extraordinary heritage.


A USF, education is fashioned by Franciscan values and characterized by a deep and abiding faith. Students learn and grow by:

  • Focusing on reverence for the unique dignity of each person
  • Encouraging a trustful, prayerful community of learners
  • Serving one another, society and the Church
  • Fostering peace and justice
  • Respecting creation

These values are plainly evident and visibly reflected across USF’s campus, inspiring and encouraging servant leadership in each student. That means a gift to USF is not only a good investment; it’s an investment that will do good.