Chatham University

NEXT: The Campaign for Chatham is about embracing transformational change at a time when nothing less will do. To date, our generous alumni and friends have contributed over $90 million toward our goal of $100 million. With their support, we've made extraordinary strides toward making the future of Chatham a reality.

But while it is right to celebrate, we do not stop. There is more to be done. Such is the promise of NEXT.

To learn more or discuss gift opportunities, contact giving@chatham.edu.

Nurturing the most exciting landscape of all, the mind.

Education is both our means and our end – undergraduate, graduate, online, and international. Gifts in support of education allow us to attract and retain the brightest students and faculty, develop the programs and curricula that enable them to fully engage with the opportunities of tomorrow, and equip them with the resources they need to succeed.

 

Undergraduate Student Support

Undergraduate Student Support

In order for Chatham to remain a vibrant and dynamic environment that inspires us all, we need to continue to attract the best and brightest students. With your support, we can offer scholarships to those who would most benefit from it to the betterment of our community.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Major-specific scholarships
Student-type scholarships
Achievement & merit scholarships

 

Graduate Student Support

Graduate Student Support

Students come to Chatham's graduate programs for two reasons: because of what we offer, and because they're ready to make a difference. We develop bright, motivated students into thoughtful and responsible leaders in a variety of fields. With your support, we can offer fellowships that make dreams of a Chatham graduate degree a reality, and continue to develop the programs that respond to the challenges and opportunities of today.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Fellowships
Equipment and technology for graduate programs

 

Online Learning

Online Learning

Chatham was founded to provide access to a quality education to those who would otherwise be denied it. Today, we extend this promise all over the world through online learning. Online learning is environmentally friendly, accommodating, and able to serve a variety of learning styles. And it's playing an increasingly large role in education: the global eLearning market is expected to reach $107 billion by 2015. A gift in support of online education enables us to prepare students to harness the power of this exciting new medium.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Technology infrastructure
Start-up and development costs to ramp up online programs
Financial aid for online students

 

Educational Innovation

Educational Innovation

While the landscape of higher education is shifting, its purpose does not: Higher education has always been about meeting students where they are, and preparing them for what comes next. Today, this means several things, including providing an exceptional education at great value, offering flexible schedules that fit around a work schedule, and prioritizing hands-on and experiential learning that contextualizes knowledge and empowers the student. With your help, we can ensure that our students graduate with the skills and experiences they need to succeed in tomorrow's economy.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Internships
Programs to enhance professionalism & provide career preparation
Smart Classroom upgrades
Technology improvements
New program development

 

Community Engagement

Faculty Support

The men and women who make up our faculty are more than teacher-scholars – they're game-changers for Chatham students. Through classes and personal interaction, they get to not only know their students, but to understand them. That's how they're able to create opportunities for their students that open avenues students may never have thought to explore.

GIFT EXAMPLES

Elsie Hillman Chair in Women and Politics
Sigo Falk Chair in Social Justice and Sustainability
Charles and Ida Pontious Distinguished Endowed Chair
Karen Lake Buttrey '67 Chair in Religion and Society
Karen Brich Endowed Fund for Public Health Research
Buhl Professorship
Heinz-Given Professorship

Helping create the world in which we all wish to live.

A gift to NEXT will help Chatham preserve its legacy and pre-eminence in fostering women's leadership and preparing students to succeed in an interconnected world that can use earth's resources without compromising the needs of future generations. The goal is to create a brighter, healthier tomorrow for all.

 

Women's Leadership & Empowerment

Women's Leadership & Empowerment

Chatham University was founded in 1869 when lack of access to higher education for women was a pressing social concern. While access to higher education is no longer an issue for the majority of women, women still face social inequality and challenges on many fronts. As we continue to grow as a university, our commitment to women's leadership and causes through the Chatham University Women's Institute will remain at the core of what a Chatham education offers.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Distinguished speaker series
STEM scholarships
Seed money to develop a Center for Women's Health
Women's Institute programming

 

Sustainability & the Environment

Sustainability & the Environment

Drawing inspiration from our alumna Rachel Carson '29, Chatham has long been an irrefutable leader in the sustainability movement, committing to sustainable causes through our campuses, processes, and curricula. Sustainability is core to our identity, and gifts in support of sustainability endeavors allow us to continue to break new grounds, and light the way for others to follow.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Scholarships and fellowships for Falk School of Sustainability
Sustainable infrastructure and practices at Shadyside Campus

 

Global Education

Global Education

At Chatham, we strive to be a leader in the internationalization of education. As the world becomes more interrelated, we have an opportunity to better prepare our students for our evolving world. Through this approach, our students truly have the world – and unmatched opportunities – at their fingertips.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Incorporate more international experience into graduate programs
Bring a Global Focus "Scholar-in-Residence" to Chatham
Grow the ESL program to attract more international students
Study Abroad scholarships

 

Community Engagement

Community & Engagement

Chatham offers a variety of ways in which service and civic engagement is integrated into co-curricular programming initiatives. Gifts that promulgate these practices and inspire new ones prepare students for a lifetime of helping to improve their own communities.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Community Partnership Fund: More formalized institutional support for service and community learning
Support intercultural education experiences within the United States
Sustainability Corp

Feet firmly on the (three) ground(s).

At Chatham University, a campus is more than a backdrop – it's an inspiration. From the serene beauty of Woodland Road to the state-of-the-art labs of Chatham Eastside to the living laboratory of Eden Hall, gifts that support our campuses create landscapes that promote inquiry and growth.

 

Global Education

Shadyside Campus

With elements designed for the original Andrew Mellon estate by the renowned Olmsted Brothers, Chatham's Shadyside campus is among the most unique and beautiful in the world. It's where the historic mansions of Woodland Road meet the high-tech labs of Chatham Eastside. Gifts in support of Chatham's Shadyside campus let us preserve beauty and history while continuing to meet the demands of the future.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Carriage House renovation
Anderson Dining Commons rehabilitation
Technology infrastructure improvements
Thomson House renovation

 

Community Engagement

Chatham Eastside

As Chatham's health science and design programs continued to attract more students, we purchased 6585 Penn Avenue–less than a mile from Woodland Road–to satisfy space needs and create first-class facilities for these professional programs.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Classroom and lab technology
Eastside garage improvements

 

Sustainability & the Environment

Eden Hall Campus

When Sebastian Mueller created Eden Hall, he imagined a sanctuary for workers. Little did he know that his bucolic farm was destined for something far greater. For years, the domain had served as a retreat for female workers from the H.J. Heinz Company. Now it serves a different purpose: as Chatham University's newest campus, and a groundbreaking model for sustainable living.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Building/infrastructure support
Earth/Environmental art
Resident wellness and sustainability support