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Community Impact
Nazareth students are Changemakers in our communities

Students learn and gain experience during more than 15,000 visits each year to Nazareth's on-campus clinics for creative arts therapy (art, music, and play), nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, public health, social work, and speech-language pathology and audiology.

Your gift today will help ensure these programs thrive, continue to serve our community, and help prepare our students for their life's work. 

  • Art Therapy Department – Art therapy uses creative visual expression as a form of communication to expand self-awareness. Therapy services are provided by graduate students in the Creative Arts Therapy Program.
  • Best Buddies Program Best Buddies encourages involvement from Nazareth College students both with and without developmental and intellectual disabilities. Read more at

  • Brain Injury & Speech Clinic – Provides speech, language, and cognitive services for adults with a variety of neurological conditions. Clients are engaged in meaningful activities to reach their educational, vocational, and recreational potential.
  • Callahan Reading Clinic - Elementary and secondary students, as well as adults from the community, may receive support in learning to read and write at the clinic on Nazareth's campus.

  • Weider Community Engagement Office - The Weider Community Engagement Office is a mechanism for students to do meaningful work, to find their places to engage, and to understand their power to be changemakers.

  • Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies & Dialogue - The Hickey Center and the IIIT Chair for Interfaith & Islamic Studies promote understanding and appreciation of differences through education and dialogue in an increasingly global landscape

  • Konar Center for Tolerance and Jewish Studies - The Konar Center applies Jewish values and ethics to advance religious, cultural, and ethnic understanding through educational initiatives, civic engagement, and respectful alliances.

  • Music Therapy Clinic - Music therapy uses music in the context of a therapeutic relationship to address the physical, communication, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of people of all ages.

  • Nazareth Alternative Break - During Winter or Spring semester break, travel locally or globally to learn and serve alongside peers and community members.

  • Oak Tree Food Pantry - Nazareth's on-campus food pantry serves students, staff, and faculty. We have a fully-stocked pantry complete with all of the staples you need!

  • Occupational Therapy - This clinic evaluates and treats people whose function has been impacted by upper extremity disorders, arthritis, burns, or amputations. The fabrication of splints or orthotics may be part of the intervention plan.

  • Partners For Learning - The national award-winning Partners for Learning program engages Nazareth students in partnerships with the children, teachers, and staff of six urban sites: School #9, School #42, School #46, the Discovery Charter School, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Rochester, and Nativity Preparatory Academy.

  • Physical Therapy Department - The PT clinic treats clients of all ages. Student clinicians provide evaluation and treatment for musculoskeletal conditions such as tendonitis, patellofemoral pain syndrome, low back and neck pain, muscle strain, ankle sprains, and carpal tunnel. Interventions are individually designed to promote maximum function.

  • Speech and Language Clinic - This clinic addresses the communication needs of children and adults with speech and language delays and disorders.

  • York Clinics - Nazareth's unique constellation of health and human services academic programs and clinics in our state-of-the-art facility provide the best learning environment and clinic spaces among colleges of similar size nationally. Learn more on our website.
Mary T. Bush ’51, Ph.D. Memorial Challenge
Mary T. Bush ’51 was a beloved professor emerita of history and political science, and an untiring advocate for Nazareth until her passing in November 2022 at the age of 94. Please join us in celebrating Mary's lifelong legacy during our lunchtime challenge. If 400 gifts are made between noon and 2 p.m. (EST), we will unlock an additional $34,500 from generous donors and friends of Mary.
Nazareth Parents and Families Challenge
When 200 parents, grandparents, or family members of Nazareth students – current or past – make a gift on Naz Giving Day, a group of generous Nazareth parents will give an additional $13,000 to the Parents and Families Annual Fund.
200 / 200 Gifts
Graduate Alumni Challenge
Nazareth helped propel you further in your career, so let's help propel future generations of graduate students with our support. Jackie Aab ‘75G, Harvest Gionta ‘00G, A. Scott Hecker '76G, and an anonymous donor will give an additional $27,500 if 150 graduate alumni make a gift today!
150 / 150 Gifts
Student Donor Challenge
If 350 current students give today, Marie Baglio '57 will make a gift of $10,000 to our Nazareth Annual Fund – which supports the Student Financial Aid Fund and Student Life Fund.
350 / 350 Gifts
Kickoff Challenge: First 150 gifts!
Thanks to the amazing community Naz Giving Day is off to a great start!!! Your first 150 gifts helped us unlock an additional $90,000 from generous Nazareth trustees. Let's keep the day rolling!
150 / 150 Gifts
First-Time Donors
Naz Giving Day is all about welcoming new members to our family of supporters! Kaitlynn and Douglas Jack, plus an anonymous donor, will give $6,500 when 100 donors make their first gift to Nazareth today!
100 / 100 Gifts
Senior Gift Challenge
Today is the day, seniors! An anonymous donor will give an additional $5,000 if 150 members of the senior class make a gift. By showing your pride on #NazGivingDay, you help make the Nazareth experience possible for the Golden Flyers who will follow in your footsteps.
150 / 150 Gifts
Battle of the Naz Decades
The Alumni Advisory Board wants to inspire some friendly competition between the decades of alumni for the most participation. Make your gift and tell your classmates to help get your class decade to the top of the leaderboard! The decade with the most gifts wins and the Alumni Advisory Board will donate $4,000 in your honor!
Graduation Decade
Rank Answer Gifts
1 2020's 194
2 2010's 102
3 2000's 101
4 1990's 76
5 1980's 65
6 1970's 63
7 1960's 44
8 1950's 13
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