2nd Annual Crowdfunding Campaign a Success

April 19, 2016

Funding the College and Engaging New Donors for Today and Beyond

We’re thrilled to announce the results of our incredibly successful 2nd Annual AquinasGives crowdfunding campaign. With your support, we not only surpassed our goal of $32,500; we also doubled the number of donors from last year. As with the inaugural 2014 campaign, the funds will give life to six exciting new projects from across campus that will make a critical and immediate impact on the College. Funds from the 2nd Annual AquinasGives Crowdfunding Campaign will be used to:

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Establish a DECA Chapter in the School of Business and send student leaders to the international organization’s annual conference (deca.org)

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Purchase a new “Elmo” document camera to enhance the School of Arts & Sciences classrooms

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Supply the current Castello Nursing Simulation Lab in the School of Nursing with a new pediatric mannequin for further skill development

St. Joseph's building

Finish the renovation of St. Dominic’s to house faculty and staff offices in the School of Education (pictured before renovation)

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Provide seed money for reigniting a College-wide competitive athletics program


Send nearly 20 students to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland (summer 2016).

Ignite Campaign

In addition, the AquinasGives Crowdfunding Campaign for 2015 also supported IGNITE: The Campaign for Aquinas College, our comprehensive fundraising strategy. The campaign recently crested the $8 million mark towards its $30 million goal by 2020.

Ignite campaign logoCrowdfunding has proven to be an effective way to raise support for specific funding priorities at Aquinas, but even more importantly, it’s become a wonderful way to engage donors from all walks of life. Within the crowdfunding model, the focus is on participation over dollars raised; every gift truly makes an impact, and no gift is too small. When we make giving more accessible to everyone, our alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students are more inspired to support the College’s mission by giving whatever they can, each and every year!

Learn more and make your gift at ignite.aquinascollege.edu.