Year of Faith Society
Recognizing Faithful Annual Fund Donors
The newly established Year of Faith Society recognizes faithful donors to the Aquinas College Annual Fund. These benefactors, to whom we are deeply grateful, contribute in a very special way to the Mission of Aquinas College. Their generosity supports the college as it transforms lives and culture through truth and charity. This Society, is so named to mark its beginning during this the Year of Faith. By doing so as a Catholic college Aquinas seeks to recognize that through the collective generosity of this faithful group, the college is empowered in a unique way to help others appreciate the gift of faith, deepen their relationship with God and strengthen their commitment to sharing faith with others.
Gifts of any amount, given for two or more consecutive fiscal years are deeply appreciated and earn the donor membership in the Year of Faith Society.
It is recognized that the Year of Faith Society members are a special community of donors whose loyalty shapes the future of Aquinas College. These donors make a difference to the quality of education offered at Aquinas College as well as the contributions that Aquinas College has made and continues to make to the community at large. These collective gifts are a powerful resource for the college.
These donors are also encouraged to participate in very special ways in the daily masses on campus, the lecture series and the volunteer efforts of the college both on and off campus.
How to Become a Participant
When any amount is given two fiscal years in a row, you will be recognized for your generosity by membership in the Year of Faith Society. To sustain participation and achieve new recognition levels, you simply renew your gift every fiscal year without interruption.
Longevity is recognized by the levels of membership in the Society as follows:
- 2 years Founder Member
- 5 years Advancement Member
- 10 years Sustaining Member
- 20 years President’s Circle Member
Aquinas College is deeply grateful for the generosity and faithfulness of the members of the Year of Faith Society. Recognition of these faithful donors includes:
- Year of Faith Society participation card
- Year of Faith Society window decal
- Recognition in campus publications
Year of Faith Members who give at the following amounts each year will receive the following additional recognition:
|$250 per year||Reserved seating at the Aquinas College lectures series|
|$500 per year||Reserved seating at the Aquinas College lecture series and an invitation to the pre lecture reception with the speaker|
|$750 per year||Reserved seating at the Aquinas College lecture series, an invitation to the pre lecture reception with the speaker, and an invitation to the Annual President’s Coffee|
|$1,000 per year||All of the above and an invitation to the Evening of Excellence|
Participation is sustained as long as gifts are made to Aquinas Annual Fund every fiscal year without interruption. The fiscal year begins on July 1 and concludes on June 30. Those wishing to buy back years for any fiscal year missed, have the opportunity to join the Year of Faith Society though buying back giving years that may have been missed and resuming annual giving. Years may be bought back at a rate of $25.00 per year. For more information about the buyback program please contact the Office of Advancement at (615) 297-7545.