At Regis, we welcome all without distinction and strive to support members of our community who need help academically, emotionally, and financially. With the loving help and generosity of our entire community, the university started the Dear Neighbor Fund in 2010.
The Dear Neighbor Fund is available for undergraduate and graduate students. Individuals who could benefit from the Fund should complete a short application, which will be reviewed weekly by the Dear Neighbor Fund Committee.
Note: The Dear Neighbor Fund is funded entirely through donations and fundraising from Regis community members and friends. The information that we gather in the application will remain private and will only be used by the Dear Neighbor Fund Committee in an effort to distribute equitably the funds available. Unfortunately, submitting an application does not guarantee assistance. Due to funding limits and high demand, we recommend students only apply once each year. please reach out to With any particular concerns, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Created in the honor of former Vice President of Student Affairs Lynn Tripp Coleman '77, the Dear Neighbor Fund provides specialized support to Regis students in need through the following programs:
University members who struggle with food insecurity can receive help through this program that distributes healthy, non-perishable foods in a discrete, welcoming space.
Participants can choose from a variety of healthy, non-perishable foods and personal care products to help meet their needs. Participants may visit the Hospitality Center as many times as needed. We welcome participants to suggest items that they lack, we always do our best to stock the Hospitality Center with items suggested.
If you would like to access the Hospitality Center, please contact Dan Leahy for more information.
The center is located in a private room behind the Peace Room in Room 1 of St. Joseph Hall. It can be accessed from the quad at any time.
Food insecurity is a serious, ongoing issue for members of our university community, and for people worldwide. There will always be a need for donations and financial assistance so the center can maintain operations.
Members of the university interested in helping can make a financial donation to the Dear Neighbor Fund or deliver non-perishable food and personal care items to the center by contacting Rosa De Martinis or visiting the Center for Ministry and Service in St. Joseph Hall Room 4.
Items welcomed for donation include shower caps, q-tips, cereal, eating utensils, cheese, seasoning, sugar, water and other bottled beverages, rice, and condiments.
At certain times during the year, particularly the holidays and summer break, Regis may offer conditional housing to students who are unable to go home for a variety of reasons.
Students who participate in this program complete a short application. As part of the application, the students explain how the housing will support them in their academic endeavors and allow them to continue to embrace the Regis mission. Students must also demonstrate that they have established a payment plan for their Regis tuition in order to be eligible for this program.
The program is supported by the Dear Neighbor Fund and participating students also find assistance through the Hospitality Center.
For more information and an application, please contact Dean of Student Affairs and Chief Conduct Officer Bridget Buoniconti.