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Alcalá Alumni Fund

Thank you! Your gift to the Alcalá Alumni Fund supports the University’s greatest needs, which means your impact is felt all over campus.  Annually, USD’s provost shares the campus’ highest priorities with the USD Alumni Association Board of Directors. These alumni leaders then designate the Alcalá Alumni funds toward the University’s worthy causes.

See how your money was used to enrich campus life.

Social Innovation Challenge
The Center for Peace and Commerce grew the Social Innovation Challenge's social entrepreneurship projects and executed an expanded Idea Labs series. It awarded five projects ranging from starting-up a rice pollution filtration system to creating a new app that will track undocumented violence in Mexico.

Changemaker Challenge
The Changemaker Hub expanded its ideation and Changemaker Challenge.  The donation aided in the promotion of the Challenge, the execution of 13 workshops and field trips showcasing food initiatives. Overall Changemaker Challenge engaged 540 students, staff, and faculty.  Check out the top ten finalists and a story on the people’s choice award.

Community Service Learning
The Center for Community Service Learning (CSL) expanded the depth and scope of its services, creating educational opportunities, community connections and global immersion experiences.  USD CSL is becoming a catalyst for positive change, a leader in social awareness and entrepreneurship, and a model for community & global engagement through service learning and student leadership. 

Veteran Student Services
USD has a long-standing tradition of welcoming veterans. The physical Veterans Center is about to become reality at the USD campus.  A dedicated space for veteran students is becoming a reality. It will be a place for veteran students to get their VA benefits certified, study, meet and network. 

USD Alumni Association Scholarships
Alumni endowed scholarship programs and senior class legacy scholarships give out more than $40,000 in scholarships to 25 students annually. You, in part, made their USD education possible. Check out some of the students, who benefited from your support.

Thank you again for making USD possible!