St. Bonaventure University

A Bolder Bonaventure campaign priorities

From academics to athletics and campus life to community engagement, a St. Bonaventure education is second to none. It's why nearly all SBU graduates (an eye-popping 97 percent of our alumni) say that if they were to find themselves back in high school tomorrow, St. Bonaventure would be their first and only choice of schools. Your support of A Bolder Bonaventure will help ensure we're a first choice for generations to come.

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Dennis R. DePerro School of Health Professions

The Dennis R. DePerro School of Health Professions is a vibrant hub on campus, offering in-demand graduate and undergraduate programs in state-of-the-art facilities in a completely refurbished Francis Hall.

While the school’s early success is exciting, more support is needed to fully realize a broader health care learning environment.
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    Division I Athletics

    Our student-athletes are among Bona's best and brightest students. We must provide facilities that mirror their desire to compete and win.

    The world of the NCAA Division I is ultra-competitive, and while our teams are highly regarded, we are not keeping pace with our Atlantic 10 peers. It is time to transform St. Bonaventure’s athletics facilities.

    To learn more about the Athletics pillar of the campaign, click here.

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    Jandoli School of Communication

    Our story is steeped in success. For more than 70 years, the Jandoli School of Communication has distinguished itself as a world-class program. 

    Jandoli School alumni include instantly recognizable and highly regarded communications professionals, such as Dan Barry of the New York Times, ESPN's Adrian "Woj" Wojnarowski, and three-time New York Sportswriter of the Year Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post.
    The school's home in the Murphy Professional Building is long overdue for a makeover to ensure that this enviable record of success continues.

    Enjoy the WSBU 88.3 FM "The Buzz" interview with Dean Aaron Chimbel, who talks about the Jandoli School & the Bolder Bonaventure campaign.
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    Academic Mission and Student Experience

    Every initiative at St. Bonaventure is designed to offer students an intellectual journey that explores a larger context for their personal, professional and civic lives.

    With your support, we can revitalize the campus, expand academic programs, increase enrollment, and build a healthy endowment. The collective power of our contributions will ensure that St. Bonaventure remains an extraordinary place to live and learn.

    Enjoy the WSBU 88.3 FM "The Buzz" interview with Dean Hilmey, who talks about the Academic Mission and Student Experience of the Bolder Bonaventure campaign.
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    Franciscan Mission and Ministries

    Saint Bonaventure, our patron, taught that “there is no knowledge without love.” In this spirit, we educate the whole of our students, their hearts as well as their minds.

    Alumni recount time and again how they knew St. Bonaventure was the school for them the moment they first set foot on campus as prospective students. They sense something different about this place, a recognition that we are an academic and spiritual community that affirms the dignity of every individual and forges bonds of mutual acceptance and understanding.

    We offer a transformative experience, inspiring students to embrace a lifetime commitment to service and citizenship. As we say, once a Bonnie, always a Bonnie.

    Enjoy the WSBU 88.3 FM "The Buzz" interview with Fr. Stephen Mimnaugh, O.F.M., and Alice Miller Nation who talk about service programs and mission integration.
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    The Bonaventure Fund

    The Bonaventure Fund offers the opportunity for everyone to participate in A BOLDER BONAVENTURE at all giving levels. 

    Unrestricted annual contributions give the university the resources it needs to fund the many programs and initiatives that make the St. Bonaventure experience so unique, such as the Franciscan Health Care Program, the Career and Professional Readiness Center, Warming House and study abroad programs.  

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    Doubly grateful

    “I was fortunate to work for Ford Motor Company as a product designer during the summer. I'm so grateful to Bona's User Interface Design elective, where I learned that design is a part of computer science and something I can pursue long term.”

    Emma Stoeckle, December '22
    Computer science and cybersecurity double major now with Ford Motor Company
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