Mount St. Joseph University receives no annual apportionments from the Catholic Church, state or federal governments. Tuition and fees cover approximately 80 percent of the cost of the operation. The remaining amount comes from generous donors including alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations, and the Sisters of Charity. These gift investments are made in several ways.
Gifts to the Mount Annual Fund
Gifts to the Mount Annual Fund enable the University to meet its current expenses. The Annual Fund helps support student scholarships, student services and programs, faculty development, and campus maintenance.
Gifts to Endow Scholarships
A gift of $500,000 will provide a fully endowed scholarship while a gift of $50,000 or more will establish a partial scholarship. Each year the interest earned on these endowments is given in scholarship aid to worthy students. The principal will not be spent, only the interest earned each year. These gifts may be made outright or through bequests, insurance, trusts, and annuities.
Gifts to Capital Projects
The continued maintenance and improvement of its facilities is paramount to the success of the University. Donors may make outright or planned gifts to ensure the Mount’s classrooms, library, science labs, computer labs, and recreational facilities support its students in their academic pursuits. To recognize the generosity of donors, the University has developed several naming opportunities for buildings, laboratories and classrooms.
Information about making an outright or planned gift or information about special giving opportunities is available from the Office of Institutional Advancement at 513-244-4871. Or write to the Office of Institutional Advancement, Mount St. Joseph University, 5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233-1670.