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The Saint Francis Society celebrates a community of donors who have pledged to become partners in a shared vision for the University. Society members believe so strongly in our University and our mission that they commit $1,000 or more annually to support our goals. The Saint
Francis Society honors the traditions of the University’s past while providing a strong foundation for the University’s future.
University President, Fr. Malachi Van Tassell, T.O.R., would like to invite you; our alumni, parents, and friends to join us in creating a shared vision of excellence and service by committing $1,000 or more annually. Gifts of $1,000 or more made during the University’s fiscal
year (July 1 to June 30) qualify you for annual Society membership.
Our hope is to forge new partnerships with those individuals who support the work of the University and want to share in our success and progress. The Saint Francis Society symbolizes that partnership while honoring and recognizing individuals who make annual gifts of $1,000 or
more to support the University’s transformational work with today’s students.
As a thank you for their commitment, The Saint Francis Society offers our most influential donors special invitations to exclusive on- and off-campus University events and communications directly from the President. Additionally, all Society members will receive special
recognition in the annual donor report.
For more information on joining the Saint Francis Society, please call the Office of Advancement at 814-472-3021 or e-mail Marie Melusky, associate vice president for advancement.
Any gifts of $1,000 or more made during the University’s fiscal year
(July 1 to June 30) qualifies you for annual Society membership. Gifts
may be made with one payment or by multiple gifts within the
University’s fiscal year. Gifts can be made by check, credit card
payments or by transfer of securities and property. Credit card gifts
may be made through the University’s secure web site or by telephone.
The Saint Francis Society recognizes donors who support the University
with gifts totaling $1,000 or more to various programs, departments,
funds and initiatives. Therefore, gifts are not directed to the Society,
but instead, to the University and its initiatives.
Both spouses are members of the Saint Francis Society with a joint gift of $1,000 or more within a fiscal year.
Society MemberAnnual gifts of $1,000 - $2,499
Founders CircleAnnual gifts of $2,500 - $4,999
Assisi CircleAnnual gifts of $5,000 - $9,999
President's CircleAnnual gifts of $10,000 or more
Membership in the society is renewable on an annual basis. Membership
is determined by the University’s fiscal year, which runs from July 1
to June 30.
Yes. Since the University does not have access to your employer’s
matching gift without your own contribution, your employer’s gift will
count toward your annual Saint Francis Society membership.
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