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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about 2022 SaintsGiving.

Why give to support AQ students?

As you know, Saints step up and support one another. This is what people who are part of a community do. Perhaps you had an impactful experience at Aquinas — whether it was at a retreat, on a service learning trip, in the classroom, on a stage or on the athletic field. That experience was made possible by someone who had come before you giving back to Aquinas. Now it's your time. Whether it's a donation $5 or $5,000, size doesn't matter. Give what you can to make a difference for Saints today.

Why give today on Saintsgiving?

Many colleges and universities have a special day dedicated to giving, and Saintsgiving is ours. More importantly, though, this has been a challenging few years for everyone, and our Saints are no exception. Aquinas has faced increased costs due to COVID-19, and many of our students and their families are struggling financially. Through it all, our faculty and students have gone above and beyond, demonstrating resilience, grace and dedication to the Aquinas College experience. Today, let's show them that we stand with them through supporting scholarship funding for all students.

I can only make a small contribution. Does it really make a difference?

YES, absolutely! Saintsgiving is about our community coming together and giving back collectively. Participation matters more than the size of the contribution. All of our donations combined demonstrate the power and strength of our Saints community. Giving participation rate also impacts Aquinas’ standing and ranking among peer schools, and represents a gauge by which foundations and corporations award grants. So, no matter the dollar amount, it has a significant impact on Aquinas' institutional strength. 

How can I give?

You can make a secure gift online here. If you make your gift here, please place a note in the comment box that your donation is for Saintsgiving.

 

If you would like to make a gift of stock or mutual funds or transfer assets from an IRA, please contact us at (616) 632-2820 or advancement@aquinas.edu. We're happy to help. 

What will my donation today support?

Today is focused on our Aquinas Annual Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships for students attending Aquinas College. This year our students need our support more than ever before. Virtually every one of our students receives some form of scholarship, provided directly by the College — over $20 million this year alone.

You may designate your donation to a specific fund at Aquinas if you'd prefer. If you need assistance with this, please contact daviskat@aquinas.edu

What is the Leadership Club?

All donors who give at certain levels to the Annual Scholarship Fund are automatically eligible for recognition in the Leadership Club Annual Giving Society. 

 

Oak Circle ($5,000+)
Maple Circle ($1,000-$4,999)
Redbud Circle ($500-$999 OR Consecutive Giving 10+ Years)
Young Alumni - Give $10 for every year you’ve been graduated for Redbud Circle recognition

 

 

Who should I contact if I am having trouble making a gift?

We'd be happy to help! Please reach out to daviskat@aquinas.edu or 616.632.2817.

Is my giving secure?

Absolutely. The information collected during Sainstgiving Day is only used by Aquinas College, and it will not be sold or shared with any third-party organizations. Your credit card information will not be stored.

Can I mail a check instead?

If you'd prefer to mail a check, that's great too! Please send an email to daviskat@aquinas.edu to include your donation in our Saintsgiving total on the homepage. Checks can be made to Aquinas College and mailed to 1700 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. 

Still have questions?

Contact us at annualfund@aquinas.edu