Academic Excellence

GOAL: $150 million

Fordham teaches that no challenge is beyond reach if we know how to ask the right questions. In classrooms, studios, and laboratories, our students grow as thinkers, writers, and speakers. In vigorous dialogue with faculty, they see the link between the liberal arts and the pursuit of the good and the just. They become powerful advocates for themselves, for others, and for the causes that are close to their hearts. .

Our campaign will unleash and fire our students’ intellectual ambitions. We’ll help more students conduct research with faculty. We’ll create facilities that inspire STEM students to unlock discoveries. And we’ll support our professors’ eagerness to transform their teaching and embrace the hands-on, problem-driven, cross-disciplinary approach that today’s students expect and that our world demands. 

Investment areas include:

  • Merit scholarships and fellowships
  • Student/faculty research funds
  • Faculty, departmental, and center endowments
  • STEM instrumentation and laboratory improvements
  • Schools’ annual funds
  • Innovation in teaching and curriculum

Featured Funding Initiative: The Center for Community Engaged Learning

Students working in Ceiba, Puerto Rico with APRODEC, wearing hardhats

The CCEL brings students together with the University’s partner organizations, in New York and abroad, for learning experiences that transform their understanding of issues of justice and community development. Learn how you can help.