Make a gift to support a Center of Distinction

At Monmouth University, there are unique organizations, known as Centers of Distinction, that work to promote awareness of specific issues and meet the needs of local and global communities. Our Centers, run by top experts and professors, provide important services in areas such as the environment, global affairs, and public policy. Because they are located right on campus, these organizations can offer students valuable hands-on experience outside the classroom and the chance to work directly with influential leaders. Whether their goal is to educate others, solve a problem, or bring important events to campus, the work being done by these Centers is what truly makes them distinct.  

Polling Institute

Patrick Murray, Director of the Polling Institute

The Monmouth University Polling Institute was established to be a leading center for the study of opinion on critical national and state issues. The Polling Institute's mission is to foster greater public accountability by ensuring that the public's voice is heard in the policy discourse. The Monmouth University Poll received an A+ rating from the polling website

Urban Coast Institute

urban coast institute

The Urban Coast Institute serves Monmouth University and the public as a forum for research, education, and collaboration in the development and implementation of science-based policies and programs that support stewardship of healthy, productive, and resilient coastal ecosystems and communities.

Kislak Real Estate Institute

kislak real estate institute

The Kislak Real Estate Institute, part of the Leon Hess Business School, is a leading research center on real estate and economic development. The Institute also offers programs of study that provide students and professionals with the skills needed for a productive career in commercial real estate.

Center for the Arts

Concert in The OceanFirst Bank Center

The Center for the Arts hosts a variety of concerts, shows, lectures, and exhibits for the Monmouth community and public audiences. From musicians to ghost hunters, films to operas, these events provide education and enjoyment for those in attendance.

Choose from the options below to support the Center of Distinction that means the most to you!

Urban Coast Institute's Earth Day Challenge
Thank you for your generosity! Because we received 15 gifts, the Advisory Committee unlocked an additional $2,725 donation to support the Urban Coast Institute.
15 / 15 Gifts
Alumni Donors by Decade
No matter when you turned your tassel, thank you for supporting Monmouth Giving Days!
In which decade did you graduate?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 2010-2020 90
2 2000-2009 41
3 1980-1989 21
4 1990-1999 20
5 1970-1979 14
6 Current Student 2
7 1960-1969 2
Dollars Raised Leaderboard
Thank you for all of the support you've shown our students!
Rank Department Raised
1 Outdoor Track & Field Enhancements $17,380.00
2 Women's Basketball $7,740.00
3 Men's Lacrosse $5,876.90
4 Football $2,620.00
5 Men's Swimming $2,400.00
Alumni Association Board of Directors Power Lunch Challenge
Thank you for your generosity! Because we received 25 gifts from Monmouth Alumni, the Alumni Association Board of Directors unlocked an additional $650 donation to the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund.
25 / 25 Gifts
Hawks Fly Together!
Thank you everyone in our Hawk family for supporting Monmouth University students through Giving Days 2021!
Please share your University affiliation
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Alumni 190
2 Friend 88
3 Administrator/Staff 81
4 Current Parent 68
5 Other 26
6 Student 15
7 Faculty 13
8 Past Parent 12
Total Gifts Leaderboard
Thank you for all of the support you've shown our students!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Outdoor Track & Field Enhancements 96
2 Women's Basketball 62
3 Men's Lacrosse 30
4 Urban Coast Institute 26
5 Football 17
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