Giving Opportunities

Every gift to Seton Hall makes a distinct and immediate impact on today's students and faculty, those individuals who make the University what it is and what it will become.

Whether you support a particular school or college, contribute to undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, faculty research or allow us to direct your generosity to the area of greatest need, we appreciate each and every gift.


Seton Hall Fund

Seton Hall GraduatesThe Seton Hall Fund touches the lives of nearly every student, every single day.

An unrestricted resource, the Seton Hall Fund allows the University to meet critical priorities and to respond to immediate needs.

There are as many uses for the Fund as there are donors, though in the past it has provided for scholarships, capital projects, bringing renowned scholars to campus and engaging the surrounding community through student volunteer work.

Thanks to gifts from Pirates everywhere, the Seton Hall Fund enables the University to undertake promising initiatives, strengthen its spiritual identity and provide even greater opportunities for students and faculty to excel.

Give to the Seton Hall Fund Today

For answers to your questions about the Seton Hall Fund or to make a gift over the phone, please contact:

Anthony Bellucci, M.B.A. '18
Associate Vice President, Alumni Engagement & Philanthropy
[email protected]
(973) 378-2655

Student Support

Making a Seton Hall education possible for all deserving students — regardless of their financial ability — is a top priority and a major component of the University's strategic plan, Harvest Our Treasures.

Seton Hall Students during classRight now, more than 90 percent of our undergraduates receive some form of aid, including scholarships, loans and/or work-study support. The most important part of a student's financial aid package is the scholarship portion. Students who receive such assistance often describe the experience as “a blessing to me and my family.”

Still, Seton Hall is at a disadvantage because it cannot offer scholarships on par with tuition awards from other prominent institutions.

We want to maximize our ability to recruit an international class of outstanding students by creating financial aid packages that support our recruitment objectives. Your gift will help ensure that high-achieving high school students who desire the benefits of a Seton Hall education are able to attend.

For individuals wishing to make an immediate impact, opportunities for named scholarships are available with a gift of $50,000.

To explore these options, please contact:

Brian Ruark
Associate Vice President, Development
[email protected]
(973) 378-2620

Faculty Excellence

In recent years, Seton Hall has focused most of its faculty recruiting efforts on up-and-coming scholars — rising stars who will make a significant and long-term impact on teaching and research. This strategy has proven so successful that the University now finds itself in heated retention battles with other institutions for these same professors.

Establishing endowed faculty positions is the most effective means of ensuring that promising teacher-scholars realize their full potential at Seton Hall. Endowed positions confer prestige on their recipients and encourage the high-caliber research and instruction to which the University has grown accustomed.

Your gift will supplement the salary and research funding of professors who are on a trajectory to achieve renown in their disciplines. With your assistance, these emerging academic leaders will continue to inspire Seton Hall students to achieve personal excellence through their teaching and to benefit humanity through their research. Moreover, their presence on the faculty will enable the University to attract additional scholars and promising new students.

To learn more ways to support our outstanding faculty, contact:

Brian Ruark
Associate Vice President, Development
[email protected]
(973) 378-2620

Outstanding Academics

Seton Hall's academic approach challenges students to engage in rigorous courses of study that are guided by the centuries-old Catholic intellectual tradition. More than merely receiving knowledge, today's Pirates apply their learning through research, writing and oral presentations, and develop a deeper understanding of what they have learned through internships, field work and community service. 

Your support helps strengthen classroom instruction and expand opportunities for academic experiences outside the campus gates. A few of the many options include:

Teaching the humanities.Schools and Centers: Seton Hall has prepared generations of graduates to take leadership roles in fields ranging from medicine to the arts to the clergy. Your support helps boost specific schools and departments to new levels of prominence. The University also provides a home to several research centers that develop leading-edge solutions to some of society's most pressing issues. A gift to one or more of these centers would make a strong statement about the kind of world you hope to build for future generations.

Undergraduate Research: One of the hallmarks of a Seton Hall education is the chance to conduct academic research at the undergraduate level. Guided by faculty mentors, today's Pirates pursue opportunities to realize - and transcend - the limitations of their own knowledge. Students who delve into these academic fields and create projects possess a greater degree of self-confidence, are more likely to impress a potential employer or graduate school, and develop presentation skills that serve them well for the rest of their lives. Your support can provide these and other opportunities to enhance Seton Hall's intellectual reputation.

For assistance and more information, please contact:

Brian Ruark
Associate Vice President, Development
[email protected]
(973) 378-2620