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Temple Owls have a rich tradition of making their first gift to Temple in honor of their graduation. Temple seniors have the opportunity to help their fellow students and begin their philanthropic legacy. From scholarship dollars and emergency aid funds to funding for schools and colleges, your gift goes towards making Temple University everything it is for generations to come.

The Class of 2018 has spoken! You’ve voted to rally around supporting the Temple University Student Emergency Aid Fund. This fund was designed to be a supplemental resource for students in a serious time of need, like medical bills not covered by insurance, or loss from theft or fire.

Social Work Major, Junior:
“Last spring, my grandmother passed away. She was a big financial support to my household. Since her passing I now help pay for my household expenses, groceries and other bills. I am currently a junior social work major with a 3.38 GPA. I am about $200 short for books this semester. I could use the emergency funds to cover the cost of books…”

Media Studies and Production Major, Senior:
“I recently broke my ankle in a bicycle accident, and it is difficult to get around campus… I have been using Lyft/Uber since my injury. It costs about $20 a week for rides to and from class, and I cannot afford to continue purchasing them. I have to travel from Philadelphia to Jersey when I have appointments, which is $40 a trip. This takes away from money that I need for books, rent and food.”

What’s a senior class gift? 

Graduation is quickly approaching, but there’s still time to show our Temple pride and unite with our classmates to build a lasting legacy at Temple University.

The Senior Class Gift is a great way to show our gratitude and help mold the Temple experience for future students. But this gift to the university means we have the opportunity to recognize what made our experiences so unique. And remember: Every donation makes an impact, no matter the size!

Why should you give?

Invest in Temple

When seniors give, we’re investing in Temple’s future. And just like alumni before us, we have the chance to show our support for future classes.

Pay it Forward

So many of the classes and programs we enjoy are made possible in part by private donors. Give to the Senior Class Gift and help the next generation of Owls.

Make an Impact

Beyond the financial value, any gift, regardless of the amount, counts towards alumni participation and elevates our rankings, raising the value of our degrees.


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