While all giving to the University is valued, there is really nothing more important than The Bonaventure Fund. It plays a vital role in the life of the University — and we need you to be part of its strength.
The Bonaventure Fund serves as the foundation for the University's fundraising program, transitioning gifts into support for St. Bonaventure's most pressing needs. With your annual support of The Bonaventure Fund, you will have an immediate and positive effect across campus.
Thousands of students and scholars have entered through the iconic doors of Friedsam Memorial Library since it opened in 1938. Today, the library has more than 375,000 titles, 11,500 reference titles, 50+ online databases, and more than 35,000 periodicals. It also offers a digital media lab, computer labs, and group and individual study space. Your gift to the library will help us keep pace with technology and deliver the instructional support and user services our students and scholars deserve.
The Franciscan Institute has become the most important center in the Americas for the study, teaching, and publication of the Franciscan intellectual tradition. The Special Collections and Archives of the University and the Franciscan Institute are made up of diverse holdings that are unique regionally and constantly draw requests and inquiries on a national and international level. Your support will ensure that these precious materials are properly preserved and restored.
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