Message from Institutional Advancement

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Institutional Advancement is more than just the traditional areas of operations. While advancement, alumni relations, development, events, and fundraising are all crucial to helping Daemen fulfil its mission, helping move the college into the future with momentum requires a strategic vision.

Whether it is working with others across the college campus to achieve a goal, interacting and engaging with key stakeholders, or helping support diversity and inclusion efforts, all divisions of the Institutional Advancement team are committed to helping move Daemen forward.


The Drive to 75 Campaign

Daemen College’s Drive to 75 campaign, chaired by Nancy Haberman Gacioch ’62 and Thomas M. Reynolds ’00, has an ambitious goal – $22 million by 2022, the year the college will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Publicly launched in 2017, the Drive to 75 campaign builds on Daemen’s unwavering commitment to improving educational offerings, enhancing campus facilities, and strengthening the college’s endowment.

Dr. Gary Olson“This is the most ambitious fundraising initiative the college has ever undertaken, and each and every gift is crucial to reaching our goal. As we move ahead with this effort, making a commitment to the campaign sends a powerful message about the belief in the value of a Daemen education and will support our students for generations to come.”

- Daemen President Dr. Gary Olson

Drive to 75 Key Priorities

  • Endowed scholarships and professorships to provide sustainable support for the brightest campus minds.
  • Enhanced program funding to elevate the academic success of students and to enrich international experiences, undergraduate research, internship options, and other learning opportunities outside the classroom.
  • Enhanced facilities across campus to provide the highest quality academic, student life, and athletic experiences.

We are at a pivotal moment in the life of our college, a moment that will define our direction and success for the future. The Drive to 75 campaign will bolster our success as an institution and generate critical funding that will support the hallmarks of the great Daemen experience that we provide.

For More Information

For more details or to make a gift to the campaign, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (716) 839-8212 or email advancement@daemen.edu.