Giving Through Memorials and Tributes

Gifts that have special meaning

In one way or another, you are no doubt familiar with memorial giving.  Chances are you’ve made such gifts yourself to express sympathy to a friend or loved one.  Memorial gifts give people an opportunity to express themselves when words just don’t seem enough.  This is also true for gifts made to honor anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, or other special events.

The gifts we receive “in memory of” someone provide an important source of financial support each year.  Memorial contributions make many programs, services, and scholarships possible for our students.

Still another way to make a gift in memory of a loved one is through The Founders Walkway.  As the walkway is becoming a cherished part of campus, College alumni, faculty, trustees, parents, and friends have already inscribed special sentiments in many bricks.  These are messages engraved for posterity, special memorials, and dedications.  You may select a brick or bench to be engraved with your name or to honor or memorialize a friend, student, your children or favorite faculty members.

Many people don’t think of their will when considering a gift to Daemen College, but giving by bequest is another thoughtful way to support your alma mater.  Bequests can be specified as memorial gifts when you make your will or you may have your attorney revise your will or add a codicil to include a memorial or honor gift.

A memorial gift is a gift that takes on special meaning and memorial givers enjoy knowing their action will live on for future generations.  Remember, your gifts to Daemen College may take many forms and serve many purposes, including honoring someone you love.

Honor someone today with a thoughtful tribute.  Perhaps Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.  Print the Memorial Donation Form (PDF) and mail it to:

Emily Burns Perryman
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Daemen College
4380 Main Street
Amherst, NY  14226

Acknowledgement that a gift has been made to The Memorial and Tribute Fund will be sent to the person(s) named by the donor.

Founders Walkway

Located on the landscaped lawn behind historic Rosary Hall on the Daemen College campus, the Founders Walkway is a beautiful addition to the birthplace of the College. We invite you to join other alumni and friends of the College that have contributed to the history, spirit, and strength of Daemen by participating in the Founders Walkway. Contributions to the Walkway support scholarships and educational seminars sponsored by the College.

Bricks can be purchased as follows:

6" X 9” Engraved Brick $300
8” X 8” Engraved Border Brick $350

Purchase a brick today!


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Naming an endowed scholarship at Daemen College allows your investment to benefit deserving Daemen students for generations to come.

For more information on how to give to a scholarship fund or establish a scholarship, contact Advancement at 716-839-8212 or