Supporting the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is a way to give back to an important cause, while also contributing to your own personal and financial goals. Our donors experience the excitement of seeing their gifts lead to positive change, and — in many cases — tangible financial benefits to themselves or their beneficiaries.

The Dugoni School is a private institution with tuition and fees providing about two thirds of the revenue necessary for the doctoral program. That's why gifts to the dental school are so important.

There are numerous ways to make a gift. Please click on one of the links below for more information or contact the Development Office at 415.929.6406.

Your gift to the Dugoni School Annual Fund provides the unrestricted funds and flexibility necessary to propel our great institution forward. Your Annual Fund gift can be put to work immediately — it's the key that opens our doors to providing excellence in dental education, accessible oral healthcare for our patients, and opportunity in faculty and student research and innovation, while supporting our humanistic values.

Your thoughtful and generous donation is most welcome, so please join us in our pursuit of excellence with a secure online gift or pledge today

Giving By Mail

Please make checks payable to Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Gifts can be mailed to:

Development Office
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

If you have any questions, or would like to speak with someone in the Development Office about other ways to support the dental school, please call 415.929.6413.

The Alumni Association Scholarship will help students afford the rising cost of an excellent dental education. Increased scholarship funding is critical to the Dugoni School’s ability to attract, admit and graduate the brightest and most talented oral healthcare providers

Many corporations sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees.

If your or your spouse's company is eligible, request a matching gift form from the employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry may be doubled or possibly tripled.

Send matching gift forms to:

Development Office
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

What is a gift-in-kind?

A gift-in-kind is a gift other than cash. Examples:

  • supplies
  • books
  • equipment
  • artwork
  • computers
  • meeting space
  • mailing services
  • printing and duplicating services
  • used or antique dental equipment or textbooks

We will list all gifts-in-kind in our Report to Investors publication every fall. This is a great way for your company to receive some extra recognition for your donation.

If you have questions, please email or call 415.929.6406.

Endowments provide financial support for the future needs of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. You can create a named endowment by making a $50,000 gift or pledge.

These types of gifts help support the dental school by providing student scholarships, faculty support, chairs or professorships,  or funds for patient care, departments or facilities. 

If you would like to create an endowment, please contact Dr. Craig Yarborough, Associate Dean of Institutional Advancement at 415.929.6430 or

The Power of the Powell Match — Dollar-for-dollar match of new gifts to endowments

University of the Pacific has been honored to receive an extraordinary gift of $125 million from the estate of the late Robert and Jeannette Powell, the largest gift in the university's history and among the biggest single bequests to any institution of higher education in the United States. A full $85 million of the Powells' gift is dedicated to matching, one for one, new endowment gifts of $50,000 or more. For more information about the Powell Match please visit:

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry has a large number of alumni, friends and grateful patients who are choosing to give through gift annuities, life income gifts or estate gifts. These donors felt they needed their capital during their lifetimes, but found it possible to associate themselves forever with the dental school through their estate plan.

If you would like to learn how you can reduce your taxes through a planned gift, contact  Jim Dugoni at 415.749.3349.

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