Saint Francis University
Thank You To Our Benefactors
We would like to recognize all those who have supported our University's mission through alumni contributions, capital campaign gifts, giving club and society donations, gifts from friends and parents, athletic support, as well as tribute, memorial, and scholarship gifts.
The Saint Francis Society
The Saint Francis Society celebrates a community of donors who have pledged to become partners in a shared vision for Saint Francis University. Society members believe in Saint Francis University and its mission so strongly that they commit $1,000 or more annually to support the University. The Society honors the traditions of the University’s past while providing a strong foundation for the University’s future. Society members are committed to helping provide the resources necessary to realize the University’s vision and mission.
Lifetime Saint Francis Society Leadership
Leadership Lifetime Giving of $2,500,000 or more
Franciscan Friars, Sacred Heart Province
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
John & Sheila (Widmer) Connors
Bruno & Lena DeGol Family Fndn.
Joseph & Marguerite (Scharpf) DiSepio
Estate of Rudolph C. and Geraldine M. Schonek
Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Stewart Jr.
The Hon. & Mrs. John Wozniak
Leadership Lifetime Giving of $1,000,000 to $2,499,999
Mr. & Mrs. Jack M. Calandra
Louis P. & Pat DiCerbo
Estate of Mr. J. Crilley Kelly
Knee Family Fndn.
Kevin & Joan (Morris) Knee
Charles Koch Fndn.
Mr. John C. Kornitzer
Thomas & Lynn (Mullen) Meredith
Mr. Mark Pasquerilla
Stephen C. & Jean (Payne) Rogers
Pete & Suzy Shields
Lifetime Saint Francis Society Members
Lifetime giving of $100,000 to $999,999
Annual gifts of $10,000 +
President’s Circle recognizes the contributions and dedicated work of all University presidents. Each University president has left his mark on the character of this great institution. The President’s Circle recognizes the University’s most generous contributors. Through their annual support of gifts of $10,000 or more, members ensure that the University continues as a leader in Catholic higher education.
Annual gifts of $5,000 - $9,999
Assisi Circle recognizes the enduring influences of our patron, Saint Francis of Assisi, on the University, Members of the Assisi Circle share in the University's Franciscan ideals and values. Through their annual support donors in the Assisi Circle help shape the character of the University today and tomorrow.
Annual gifts of $2,500 - $4,999
Founders Circle recognizes and celebrates the courage and work of the six Franciscan Friars who left family and country to establish a new community of faith and prayer in Loretto. Members of the Founders Circle embrace the mission and vision of the University and help the University make a significant difference in the world today.
Annual gifts of $1,000 - $2,499
Sustaining Members ensure that the university continues to offer high quality academic programs. The annual support from Sustaining Members maintains the value of a Saint Francis University education for all future students.
The Giving Clubs
Saint Francis values individuals who invest in the University through their gifts. Every gift is important. The University has established giving clubs as a special way to say “thank you” to donors who contribute at specific levels.
The Charles Schwab Club
Annual gifts of $500 - $999
The Charles Schwab Club recognizes the lasting impact our alumni have on shaping the character of the University. Named after the founder of Bethlehem Steel and the first president of the Saint Francis College Alumni Association, the Charles Schwab Club is a reminder of the University’s rich history and of the alumni who are a part of its fabric.
Annual gifts of $250-$499
The Evergreen Club celebrates our Franciscan heritage and respects for nature and all living creatures. The club recognizes the support of the many loyal donors who contribute to the growth and success of the University.
Bell Tower Club
Annual gifts of $100 - $249
The Bell Tower Club recognizes the University's strength and resilience. The University's bell, cast in the city of Pittsburgh 1859, reminds us of our past and its influence on the University today.
Red & White Club
The Red and White Club recognizes the transformative spirit of our young alumni. Established in 2006, the Red and White club highlights the support of Alumni who have graduated within the last ten years.
Gifts from Parents
At Saint Francis, an impressive number of parents go far beyond the expected in providing quality education for their sons and daughters. These parents are committed to making the benefits of a Saint Francis education available to other young people. Their generosity helps crate expanded opportunities for all students, today and for years to come.
Gifts from Friends
Saint Francis University has continued to develop and nurture its relationship with the community, offering opportunities for enrichment that include athletic and artistic events, lectures, health and wellness programs, and evening courses leading to certificates, associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. In gratitude, these friends have heightened the quality of University life through their partnership and financial generosity.
The Stokes Club is an organization of alumni and friends that provides annual assistance and support to student athletes participating in Saint Francis' 23-sport, Division 1 athletics program. Saint Francis' student-athletes appreciate the competitive spirit of the alumni and friends who participated in the Stokes Giving Club.
Red Flash Futures
The Red Flash Futures program provides capital support for improved athletic facilities and program s within the Saint Francis University Department of Athletics. These supporters help ensure the competitiveness of all athletics programs by enhancing the environment in which our athletes train and compete.
Matching Gift Companies
By mirroring the generosity of their employees, matching gift companies increase the impact of higher education gifts made by alumni, parents, and friends. Saint Francis appreciates the following companies that made matching funds available in 2019-2020, thus adding to the value of gifts made by their employees.
Gifts of Remembrance
Honorary and Memorial Gifts. These gifts honor two groups of people: the living, whom others wish to honor, and the deceased, whom friends and families seek to memorialize. Such gifts serve as a tribute of the honoree and perpetuate his or her impact in a tangible way.
Gifts have been donated in memory of:
Gifts have been donated In Honor Of
Gifts from Alumni
The enthusiasm, pride, and loyalty of alumni are crucial to any University—especially when coupled with the financial support that extends the benefits of their involvement in their alma mater. The generous gifts of alumni offer a new generation of young men and women the lifetime value of a Franciscan education.
Alumni Association Members
The Saint Francis University Alumni Association's mission is to promote and strengthen lifelong relationships with the worldwide Saint Francis community through communication, activities, and services. Those alumni who make an annual membership contribution or who join as life members help the Association to achieve its vision of a network of alumni engaged in supporting each other and acting to advance Saint Francis University.
Alumni Association Life Members
Alumni Association Members