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Philanthropy Report

The impact of philanthropy on our students, programs, and community

Each year, we highlight both the excellence that takes place at UMass Dartmouth, and the commitment that our community demonstrates for futures of our students and the SouthCoast.

We are fortunate to have thousands of alumni, parents, and friends who support our mission. Together with faculty, staff, and students, we comprise a community focused on education and discovery. Each member of our community contributes in ways that are big and small, and we are grateful for all that they do to enrich our lives.

UMass Dartmouth is truly a remarkable institution, and we contribute to the world in so many ways. We hope that in reading these stories you will learn something new about our community, and that you will see the value in supporting our work. Most importantly, we hope you will sense the gratitude that so many of us feel for you, our donors, who give of yourselves so that our students can have a chance to live out their dream of obtaining a college degree. 

We are grateful for your philanthropic commitment to UMass Dartmouth. Your investment in our students, our university, and community is inspiring.

Protecting Coastal Ecosystems

When Mike Joyce’s team at PrimaLoft, Inc. needed a way to test its new biodegradable, recycled insulation and fabric, he knew just where to turn—UMass Dartmouth, his alma mater and an institution that has been on the cutting edge of textile technology since 1895.

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New Gifts and Commitments

Raised in FY22

Gifts that endure

Total endowed funds in FY22

UMassD donors have established 289 endowed funds.

Guided by goals, fueled by ambition

Kyle Furtado ’23 is a student, a scholar, a teacher, an advisor, a technology coordinator, a web designer, and a software engineer intern, with ambitious goals supported by scholarship donors.

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10 years of pursuing justice

The newly renovated Arc of Justice Atrium at UMass Dartmouth's School of Law honors Chancellor Emerita Jean MacCormack, the late Margaret “MarDee” Xifaras, MBA ’78, and all those who worked to create an excellent, inclusive, and affordable public law school.

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New endowments established

totaling more than


in private philanthropic commitments.

Research Excellence

total new awards for research and development in FY22

Trending Up

A focus on what’s needed to ensure student success powered a recent climb by the Charlton College of Business on the U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of Best Undergraduate Business Programs.

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Performing at their peak

At Tripp Athletic Center, there’s a powerful laboratory of education, community, and physical performance, where UMassD’s student-athletes develop the skills to become not just accomplished runners, basketball players, or football players, but high-performing citizens.

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Loyalty Matters

members of giving societies at UMassD

A commitment to students


Our generous donors include alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and organizations who make the success of UMassD students a priority.

Sharing the value of education

Fred Lebow ’67 leaves a legacy for College of Engineering students inspired by his passion for learning.

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