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University Advancement

Maybe it's because of a professor who enhanced your life, or a service trip that gave you a new outlook on the world, or perhaps because of the role St. Ambrose plays in our community.

Our donors give for many reasons, and all are proud supporters of a place where students are enriched by a Catholic education committed to academic excellence, the liberal arts, social justice, and service.

Together, we shape the education and opportunities St. Ambrose offers students today, and for generations to come.

Join us.

Find out more about ways to give Learn about the Building our Future campaign

We're getting ready for the 2018 SAU Day of Giving!

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On April 24, it's all about the gift, not the dollars. Join hundreds of alumni for #250BEES2DAY- challenging 250 alumni to give back on that day. BEE A GIVER! (Warning: Bee socks and bee puns will be involved...)

Learn more about giving back

Meeting the needs of a new generation

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The long awaited Wellness and Recreation Center is open! Our alumni and friends stepped up and has donated over $18 million to build this state-of-the-art facility. We’re almost to the finish line, but need your help to reach our goal.

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Building Our Future

Growing programs, enrollment, and satisfying needs of a new generation of students

Our programs and enrollment are growing – and so are needs of a new generation of students, which is why in 2016 we launched Building Our Future, a $18.5 million fundraising campaign to build a new SAU Wellness and Recreation Center.

The Center is open and filled with students who want to stay fit and healthy; students taking classes and working in human fitness labs; and student athletes who are training to do their best. For the rest of us, the campaign continues.

We're in the home stretch with less than a million raise. This is the largest single capital project in our history and was tackled through the generosity of SAU supporters and donors. We still need your help to reach our $18.5 million goal.

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Because of You
Lives Enriched

Look what you've done! Ambrosians always go above and beyond. Watch this video and hear first hand from our students about the impact of your giving. They understand the many ways your support enriches their lives. Their time at St. Ambrose is life changing, because of you! THANK YOU!


Jim Stangle, Vice President of Advancement
Bonnie Parriott, Administrative Assistant

Margaret Babbitt, Director, Ambrose Annual Fund
Terri Beutel, Assistant Director of Advancement Information Resources
Amber Castro, Administrative Assistant
Sally Crino, Associate Vice President; Director, Campaign and Legacy Giving
Nikki DeFauw, Director, Grants and Advancement Operations
Betsy Fisher, Coordinator of Donor Relations
Ty Grunder, Director of Corporate and Community Relations
Dan Haverkamp, Associate Director, Individual Giving
Sharon Kraus, Coordinator, Research and Prospect Management
Sandy Lassman, Gift Coordinator
Milissa Lamantia, Administrative Assistant
Jody Murray, Administrative Assistant
Paige Nagle, Advancement Officer


Jim Stangle, Vice President

Alumni House: 1527 Brady St.
Mail: 518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-6054 fax

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 27 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!