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Philanthropy Report


Making the extraordinary happen at UMass Dartmouth

Students come to UMass Dartmouth with a vision for their futures, ready to dive into new experiences and expand their knowledge.

As they immerse themselves in courses, internships, student clubs, or athletics, they realize the extraordinary opportunities that are at their fingertips, many of which are made possible by the philanthropy of our donor community. We are grateful for their donations, which provide financial support for our students, build innovative programs, and elevate the academic experience at UMass Dartmouth. This generosity is an investment in our students and in the SouthCoast.


Restoring a Modern Learning Hub

In 1964, famed Brutalist architect Paul Rudolph designed a distinctive setting for UMass Dartmouth’s campus—a series of concrete buildings in futuristic shapes that has served as the center of groundbreaking research and innovative thinking for decades.

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New Gifts and Commitments

Raised in FY23

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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