Academic Endowments

Sustainability in a Transforming World

Sustaining academic programs is important in today’s world so we can continue to provide excellent environments for learning. To help support this, the University has created  endowment funds for the ongoing sustainability of academic programs. 
The William Dwyer Endowment for Excellence in Undergraduate Business Education. 
Supports academic development by funding travel expenses for students presenting at academic conferences, supporting club activities and guest lecturers visiting campus as an example. Funds also maintain the Gambet Center’s cutting-edge technology through the purchase of updated equipment and the latest software programs.

The Hal Dolenga Endowment Fund

Honoring Dr. Hal Dolenga, the first director of the MBA program at DeSales, this endowment funds faculty research, supports partnerships with the business community and fosters international relationships with businesses and universities.

The Dr. Julius G. Bede Scholarship Fund

Created with a bequest from the late Dr. Bede who served DeSales University for more than twenty-five years as professor, chair of the department of mathematics and computer science, and founding director of the MSIS graduate program, this fund provides scholarships for our computer science and mathematics students.

The Dr. Rodger Berg Endowment for Excellence in Undergraduate Natural Science Education  

Funds the purchase of equipment, technology, and programming in the Natural Science Department.

Dr. Harry Warren Endowment for Natural Science Equipment. 

Honoring the late Dr. Harry O. Warren, founder of the DSU chemistry department and long-time department head, this endowment funds the purchase and maintenance of high-quality, modern science equipment for science-based majors.

The Dr. Caroline Hollshwandner Endowment for Excellence in Undergraduate Nursing Education

Named for the founder and long-time nursing department chair at DeSales, funds are used for equipment and technology, as well as student programming like lecturers and student participation in presentations or conferences.

The Excellence in Graduate Nursing Education Endowment.

The Excellence in Graduate Nursing Education Endowment was created to support equipment, technology and programming in the graduate nursing programs.

The Excellence in Physician Assistant Studies Education Endowment

The Excellence in Physician Assistant Studies Education Endowment was created specifically to fund equipment and technology, as well as student programming. The endowment supports students on international clinical rotations where they are able to provide primary health care and birthing services. Most recently, rotations have been completed in Peru and Tanzania. The endowment also supports student attendance and travel to the PA State Bowl and also the National Medical Challenge Bowl. DeSales has previously won 5 national titles, three of which were consecutive.

The Physician Assistant Allentown Rescue Mission - DeSales University Free Clinic Endowment.

The Physician Assistant Allentown Rescue Mission - DeSales University Free Clinic Endowment was created to support the full operation of the student-run clinic, which has served more than 1,500 patients with free primary and acute care, laboratory services, and medications since its inception. Students learn while they serve the homeless of Allentown Students and now also offer health services through the Rescue Mission Clinic to a shelter for women recovering from sex trafficking.