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Saint Francis Society

  • Welcome to the Saint Francis Society

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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.

    Your Invitation to Join Us

    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.

  • How can I make a gift and become a Saint Francis Society Member?

    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.

    Where will my gift go?

    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.

    Will my spouse be a member?

    Both spouses are members of the Saint Francis Society with a joint gift of $1,000 or more within a fiscal year.

    What are the giving levels?

    Society Member
    Annual gifts of $1,000 - $2,499

    Founders Circle
    Annual gifts of $2,500 - $4,999

    Assisi Circle
    Annual gifts of $5,000 - $9,999

    President's Circle
    Annual gifts of $10,000 or more

    How long will I be a member of the Society?

    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.

    Will my employer's matching gift count toward membership?

    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.