My Iona

Parent and Family Giving

Welcome to the Gael family!

As a parent, you hold a unique and important role in the Iona University community. Behind every Iona student are amazing parents and families like yours. We recognize and appreciate the dedication and support you provide. Your commitment strengthens our community's bonds and enhances our students' educational experience.

We invite you to explore how you can get involved and make a difference in the lives of students today.

Connect • Share • Impact

To get started, please fill out the Family Contact Form so we can better understand which opportunities for involvement matter most to you and your family.

Family Contact Form

Sharing your family's Iona story can be a powerful tool in connecting with other parents and families, building a sense of belonging and camaraderie within our community.

Share your Family's Iona Story

By contributing to the Parent and Family Fund, raising awareness of the University's funding needs, and supporting annual fundraising initiatives, family members play a significant role in enhancing Iona students' experience.

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Support the Parent and Family Fund

Throughout Iona's history, the generous contributions from family, friends, and alumni have driven the institution's growth and success. You can carry forward this legacy by supporting today's students. The Parent and Family Fund provides an excellent channel to do just that.

Contributions provide immediate-use funding that goes to work for students and the university today. This unrestricted funding enables Iona to respond to new opportunities and funding needs related to academic programs, state-of-the-art facilities, extracurricular activities, career readiness initiatives, scholarships, and financial aid.

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Pathway to Parent and Family Giving

You can optimize your philanthropic impact at Iona University by structuring the size and complexity of your giving each year in relation to your student’s experiences and passion.

This guide outlines a giving strategy popular among Iona parents and families.

The First Step

Take the first step in supporting Iona University by making your inaugural contribution to the Parent and Family Fund.

Annual Contributions

Increase annual contributions to the Parent and Family Fund in subsequent years.

Your Student's Experience

Add your support through giving to programs and priorities according to your student's experiences and interests.

Signature Gift

Leave a lasting mark on Iona by making your signature gift, investing in programs and priorities that honor your student's education and journey. As appropriate, consider involving your student in the philanthropic process to deepen your family's connection to Iona.

Ongoing Support

Sustain your impact with ongoing support for Iona, directing your contributions towards areas that resonate with your interests and passions. Explore gift planning opportunities to further amplify your commitment and leave a meaningful legacy.

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Get Involved Today!

“I am fortunate to have had two wonderful mentors during my career and now, as a mentor in the Gaels Go Further Mentoring Program, I love being able to do the same for our fellow Gaels. I enjoy being able to provide advice and help to Iona students during this important time in their lives and also taking part in various networking events and career panels.” - Sebastiana Tagliamonte '92

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Contact Us

Victoria Bucci

Director of Development for Parents and Families

(914) 633-2306

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