Office of Advancement
The Office of Advancement for the Province of St. Thomas of Villanova Office is responsible for a variety of programs and initiatives that provide the structure to build strong and meaningful relationships with those whose lives have been shaped and positively influenced by the Augustinian friars.
Message From The Director
Welcome to the Augustinian Advancement website! We have redesigned our website to make it easier for you to discover ways to engage with the Augustinians and their works and how best to support their way of life and those whom they serve.
The Augustinian Fund—an annual fundraising campaign—was established in 2006 to address the shortfall of revenues realized from the diminishing numbers of friars who are no longer able to work. Donations to the Augustinian Fund support key ministries of the Province including Vocations, Care of the Sick and Elderly Friars, Missions in Japan and Peru, Justice and Peace Initiatives and the Augustinian Volunteers makes up the difference that is needed to balance the Province’s budget without tapping into its reserve funds.
Please reflect on how a particular friar or many friars have had an impact on your life. Perhaps you had a friar as a teacher or mentor at Villanova, Malvern Prep, Merrimack or Saint Augustine Prep who made an academic subject come alive for you. Was there a friar who provided you with counseling and direction when you needed it most? Was your spiritual life shaped by an Augustinian Pastor serving your parish? Many of you have relatives or close friends who are Augustinians. Whatever the connection is…your life has been influenced by the traditions, values and philosophy of the Augustinians and for many it has made you who you are today.
I have the privilege to work for and represent the Augustinians who have definitely influenced my life. As you think about your charitable giving each year, I ask you to please consider an annual gift to the Augustinian Fund to sustain the friars’ day-to-day way or life and works, and as you plan for the future, please consider a provision for the Augustinians in your estate plans.
One gift…immeasurable blessings. Realize the impact that giving has on you. Consider a gift to the Augustinian Fund today. Please contact me directly if I can be of any assistance to you.