Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our most frequently asked questions for more information.

Why does Ateneo de Davao need my gift?

We greatly appreciate our donors and benefactors for their continued support for the University and its advocacies. However, recent developments from the recent passage of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, or Republic Act 10931, have posed difficulties for private education, namely a marked decrease in student enrollment in private higher education institutions nationwide, in favor of free state university education. In order not only to ensure consistency in providing quality education and leadership formation to students, but also to further extend quality education to more future leaders in Mindanao, the Ateneo de Davao University will need the support, kindness, and generosity of its donors and benefactors.

In time for the University’s 75th anniversary this 2023, the Ateneo de Davao is launching the More Together campaign that aims to provide 75% of its students with some form of scholarship from endowments to the A1 scholarship program. This campaign will help the University fulfill its mission and realize its vision as the premier higher education institution in Mindanao devoted to forming leaders who dedicate themselves to the pursuit of social justice and the common good. With your kindness and generosity, you will help us build more facilities, reach more students, and enrich more experiences together.

You may visit if you want to know more about the “More Together” campaign.

How much should I give to Ateneo de Davao?

Every little gift, and every little donation to Ateneo de Davao University matters. Just by giving, you are already helping the University achieve its goals for its students. Feel free to explore our website to find the specific scholarship fund, facilities construction or improvement, or religious endowment that speaks to you. We welcome gifts of any size from everybody. In Ateneo de Davao University, we believe that little by little, every little help becomes more.

What are the different gifts I can give to Ateneo de Davao?

Our website contains specific information on the different gifts you can give to Ateneo de Davao University. Generally, we accept:

1. Direct Giving (cash, check, credit card, bank transfer) which can be made online, by bank deposit, or by mail
2. Giving from Abroad
3. Gift of Materials (including rare books and manuscripts, works of art, equipment, etc.)
4. Pledges

We also offer more information on the particular endowment funds and scholarship assistance available for donation on our website.

What is More Together?

The Ateneo de Davao University prides itself as the leading higher education institution in Mindanao that not only forms sui generis leaders trained to pursue excellence for the common good, but also plays an important part in building peace and promoting reconciliation among the diverse cultural and religious communities in Mindanao through intercultural and interreligious dialogue. Through its mission, the University also asserts itself as a force for innovation and scientific development in Mindanao. Its Aerospace Engineering program is the first of its kind in the Philippines.

For over 70 years, the Ateneo de Davao University has provided quality human education to students not only from Davao City but from the whole of Mindanao. We have expanded from a simple wooden campus to three sprawling campuses in Jacinto, Matina, and Bangkal. We have consistently worked to form leaders who are strong in faith that does justice from grade school to college. Our graduates have also claimed great achievements in diverse professions and devoted their careers to the pursuit of excellence and the love of service.

As we look forward to a future that is filled with challenges and hope, we are thrilled to explore new areas, to push more students closer to their dreams, and to lead Mindanao to progress and peace. The More Together campaign is the first step in helping us reach these goals. With your help, we will continue working steadfastly for the fulfillment of our mission and the realization of our vision, for the people of Mindanao.

The Ateneo de Davao University can only take the next steps with your support. Our goal is to raise our needed funds over the course of this five-year campaign, from 2019 to 2023. The funds we gather will push the Ateneo de Davao University to go further: to build more state-of-the-art facilities for its students, to reach more future leaders from the margins of society, and to enrich more formative experiences that connect people o different faiths and traditions.

We can do all these things and more, together.

What is an endowment?

Endowments are funds established by gifts from generous benefactors of the University. These endowments will fund different scholarships, professorial chairs, and other initiatives of the University.

More Together is a campaign launched in time for the 75th anniversary of the University in 2023. This campaign aims to gather funds that will help the University offer more opportunities for scholarships to more students, to build more cutting-edge facilities to maintain excellence in education, and to construct more religious facilities to enrich more students’ experiences by retreats and recollections or to create more spaces for students of different faiths and cultures to engage in fruitful dialogue.

Our website offers further information on the different types of endowment funds that will cater to particular needs. We will need your generous support in fulfilling these needs and achieving our goals.

Are there any benefits associated with my gift?

All gifts made to More Together are tax-deductible. You may also be able to give your name to the various endowment funds offered in the campaign. Our website offers further information on the different benefits available to you upon donation.

I’m not an alumnus, am I still able to make a gift to Ateneo de Davao?

You don’t need to be an alumnus or alumna of Ateneo de Davao University to make a donation. The University is grateful for any type of support from every generous donor. Any amount you give to More Together will help the University maintain its pursuit of excellence in education for years to come. If you are interested, please explore our website to find the area of support that speaks to you.

May I make a joint gift to Ateneo de Davao with my spouse?

This option will be available to you once you click on the Give Now button, thus taking you to the donation details page.

Please do not forget to check the Joint Gift button on the personal details section. Once you click it, you will be prompted to give the name of the person with whom you are making your gift. If applicable, you will also be prompted to give your spouse or partner’s graduating year from Ateneo de Davao.

Can I make a gift to Ateneo de Davao from abroad?

No matter where you are in the world, you are welcome to give to Ateneo de Davao University. Go to our website for the different available methods and tax benefits available to specific countries. Gifts from the United States must be coursed through the Philippine Jesuit Foundation in New York City.

The Philippine Jesuit Foundation is a charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the US Internal Revenue Code. The Philippine Jesuit Foundation website accepts Visa and Mastercard transactions. Receipts and certificates for USD donations will be issued by the Philippine Jesuit Foundation.

How do I make a one-time gift to Ateneo de Davao through my credit card?

Our donations page offers you an option to make a one-time gift to Ateneo de Davao. This will appear once you click on the Give Now button which will then take you to the details page. After you choose your giving option will you able to proceed to complete the payment process.

How do I set up a monthly or regular credit card deduction?

Our donations page offers you an option to set up a Recurring Gift. Just click on the Give Now button and go to the details page. Choose Recurring Gift and pick the amount you want to give and the frequency. There are four options:

1. Monthly
2. Quarterly
3. Annually

The amount you give and how often you give are totally up to you. You also decide where you want your money to go. Once you have chosen your desired amount and frequency, you may now enter your personal and payment details to complete the process.

How do I make a pledge to give a gift to Ateneo de Davao?

Our donations page offers you an option to set up a Pledge Gift. Just click on the Give Now button and go to the details page. Tick the PLEDGE box and choose from these scheduling options. You are automatically given the payment amounts for your desired schedule.

1. Two consecutive monthly payments
2. Two semi-annual payments
3. Four quarterly payments
4. Four consecutive monthly payments
5. 12 consecutive monthly payments

The amount you give and how often you give are totally up to you. You also decide where you want your money to go. Once you have chosen the amount you pledge to gift, you may now enter your personal and payment details to complete the process.

How can I submit my gift by mail?

It’s easy. Just follow the steps below to ensure your donation will go to the endowment fund, program, or scholarship assistance fund you desire. This process will also help us issue you an official receipt.

1. Make check payable to: Ateneo de Davao University
2. Mail your Gift check along with the filled-out Giving form to:

Office of the President
G/F Canisius Hall
Ateneo de Davao University
E. Jacinto Street, Davao City 8016

The Ateneo de Davao University is a PCNC-accredited donee institution. We will issue Certificates of Donation to corporate donors upon request. Corporate donors will need to prepare and provide the pertinent information by ticking the check box in the Giving Form labeled: “Giving as Corporation.”

We will issue official receipts in Philippine pesos.

Can I make my donation anonymous?

You can choose to give your gift anonymously. Simply check the box marked ANONYMOUS when you enter your giving details. We will only need your personal information to credit you and acknowledge receipt of your gift.

How do I specify my gift in honor of, or as a memorial for, someone?

You also have the option to make a gift in honor of, or as a memorial for, a special person through our website. Just click the Give Now button to go to the giving details page. 

Once there, just check the MAKE THIS GIFT IN HONOR OR IN MEMORY OF SOMEONE box. You will be asked to specify the type of gift you are making (in honor of/in memory of) and the name of the person you are paying tribute. If you want your honoree to receive notifications of your donation, you will also be asked to provide an email address (this is optional). On the other hand, if you are making a donation in memory of someone, you will not be asked to give any email address. These gifts are meant to honor the memory of a deceased person.

I represent a foundation or corporation. Whom should I contact about making a gift?

Please contact the Ateneo de Davao Blue Knight Association (ABKA). The Ateneo de Davao University welcomes support from foundations or corporations to maintain the quality of education it provides to all of its students, and to continue pursuing its mission and vision. Private sector support will have a substantial impact on our students, faculty, facilities, and advocacies.

The Association can help identify areas and opportunities for collaboration across our campuses, and initiate introductions between University leadership and pertinent members of the faculty. The ABKA staff will assist in coordinating all corporate or foundation gifts to the Ateneo de Davao University. For further questions, you may call them at (082) 221-2411.

You can also find more information on giving, as well as the urgent need to continue support, to Ateneo on our website,

What personal details do you collect?

You will only need to provide us with the information necessary to process and credit your gift to you, in compliance with Ateneo de Davao policies and procedures as well as with the Data Privacy Act. We will only collect your name, address (specify whether home or business), contact number/s (specify whether business or mobile), email (specify whether personal or business), birthday, and if you are an alumnus/alumna, your graduation year. This information will help us verify your identity, and keeps our internal database of record up to date. Your details will also help us contact you about your gift.

We will not store your credit card information.

If you want, you may also sign up to receive email newsletters about additional giving information.

To whom can I speak about my gift?

The Ateneo Blue Knight Association can give you customer service and answer general questions concerning your giving. The Association will also transfer you to the appropriate department, office, or program that will answer your questions and facilitate your next gift.

You may call them at (082) 221-2411.

Feel free to explore our website to discover the many other ways you can give to Ateneo de Davao University.