Make History — Give Today

The history of the University of the Incarnate Word is a history of service and access.

We open doors to transformational education and service opportunities that change lives.

Your gift ensures those doors will remain open for all, regardless of a person’s income and social standing.

Make Your Gift!


Why Your Gift Matters

Your gift allows us to invest in people — and that human capital, in turn, helps our community and the world at large.

Real needs:

  • 99% of UIW students receive financial support.

Your gift to the Incarnate Word Fund helps students rise. Gifts to this fund support student scholarships and provide unrestricted funds to enrich UIW programs. These gifts help students come to UIW, stay at UIW, and graduate from UIW.

Your Endowed Scholarship gift ensures access and financial aid for future generations.


Please help.

We rely on the generosity and vision of donors, foundations, corporate partners, and others to sustain and extend our mission.

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Did You Know?

For the many UIW students who are first-generation college attendees, scholarship gifts are life-changing.

Over 79% of UIW's students receive need-based grants, scholarships, and aid, but still, have a gap to cover the full cost of attendance.

  • Our enrollment reflects the racial, ethnic, and economic diversity of South Texas.
  • A majority of the students are first-generation college attendees.
  • More than 60% of UIW students represent racial or ethnic minority groups.
  • UIW ranks No. 1 among all U.S. Catholic universities in conferring bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics (Hispanic Outlook: Higher Education Magazine).



Homecoming provides a great opportunity for previous year's graduating classes to rediscover what made UIW "home" and to not only reconnect but also to also share in the giving spirit.

Learn More about Class Anniversaries

Cardinals Connect

Cardinals Connect is UIW’s student calling program. Student callers call 3 weeks a month all year to raise money for UIW students and enrich UIW programs.

Learn More about the Cardinals Connect

Red the Cardinals Mascot

September 13-24 is an opportunity for our Cardinal Community to rally for UIW students and programs. Give back so we can start strong this school year. Give to the area you are most passionate about.

Employee Campaign

The Employee Campaign is a yearly tradition when UIW family; faculty, staff, and administration combine their efforts and give back. Our gifts of all sizes come together to chart the course for a brighter future for our students and our university community.

Learn More about the UIW Employee Campaign

Giving Tuesday

Every year, on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, people take the time to kick off the holiday season by giving back to their community. Whether it is donating money to a charitable cause or volunteering, Giving Tuesday is a day set to benefit the community.

Mark your calendars for the last Tuesday of the month in November!

Giving Day

One Word. One Goal. is UIW’s annual Giving Day, an online fundraising initiative encouraging alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends to make a difference to The University of the Incarnate Word.

Every March, the University sets aside a week for special celebrations of the mission including Giving Day. Join us this year on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.


The Swing-In Auction Party and Golf Tournament is an annual event of the University of the Incarnate Word Development Board that raises funds for much needed scholarships.

Learn More About the Swing-In Event