Supporting Alvernia

President’s Circle of Lifetime Giving

The President’s Circle of Lifetime Giving Societies recognize the cumulative contributions made by supporters of Alvernia University. These Societies honor those members who have generously shown leadership in their commitment to Alvernia University by making gifts totaling more than $25,000 during their lifetime.

St. Francis Society                $5,000,000 - Above

St. Bernardine Society                $1,000,000 - $4,999,999

Mount Alverno Society         $100,000 - $999,999

Mount Alverno Associates    $25,000 - $99,999

Saint Clare Legacy Society

The Saint Claire Legacy Society honors alumni, parents, faculty and friends who have recognized Alvernia in their estate plans or made planned giving arrangements that benefit the University. Saint Clare Legacy Society members experience the special satisfaction of knowing their gifts will help secure Alvernia’s excellence for future generations.  If you would like to become a member of the Saint Clare Society, please contact Thomas Minick at

The La Verna Society

Individuals who have demonstrated uncommon loyalty to Alvernia through their consistent, yearly giving are honored with inclusion in this special organization. Established in 2012, the Society recognizes donors who have made a gift to the University in at least five consecutive years. LaVerna, a mountain in Italy, is a vitally important site in our Franciscan heritage, and the benefactors listed below have proven to be vitally important partners in our efforts to create a “distinctive Franciscan University.”

The Cedar Hill Society

The Cedar Hill Society was created to honor our benefactors who provide exceptional leadership support.  Established in recognition of the transformational gift of Cedar Hill Farm from the Holleran Family, the Society is comprised of those donors whose uncommon generosity sets the standard for philanthropy at Alvernia Univesity.  Make a gift today and you can become a member of the Cedar Hill Society.

Cedar Hill Society Giving Levels

Assisi Stewards:   $10,000 and above
Board of Fellows:  $5,000 - $9,999
Founder's Club:    $2,000 - $4,999
President's Club:  $1,000 - $1,999

Alvernia Fund Gift Club Levels

Schlolar's Club:   $500-$999
Alvernia Associate:  $250-$499
Century Club:    $100-$249
Maroon and Gold:  $1-$99

  • All donors are recognized each year on the Annual Donor Report and receive the Alvernia Magazine.
  • Cedar Hill Society donors will receive the President's Newsletter and are invited to attend the annual President's Dinner.

Calendar & Schedules

This report provides an opportunity to say thanks for all the gifts we received. Some extraordinary individuals have shared their expertise and significant time with Alvernia this year. 

Download the 2012-2013 Annual Giving Report

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