Giving Societies

All gifts to the Augustinian Fund have a powerful impact on each of our funding priorities. From caring for the sick and elderly friars who have given years of sacrifice and service, to our missions in Japan and Peru that for 115 years have strengthened people's abilities to care for themselves, providing physical and spiritual resources. Your gift will provide encouragement, hope and faith, supporting the Augustinian way of life and ministries.

Giving Society membership is renewable annually and is based on annual gifts made or facilitated by an individual and his/her spouse. Corporate matching gifts count toward membership when received within the fiscal year.


Saint Thomas of Villanova Leadership Giving Society

For those donors who give $1,000 or more to the Augustinian Fund and want follow in the footsteps of Saint Thomas of Villanova in support of the friars way of life and those whom they serve.

Augustinian Saint Thomas of Villanova, known as “Father of the poor,” established social programs, created a soup kitchen in the bishop’s house, and provided shelter for the homeless. He demonstrated the power of Augustinian leadership, reform and renewal by his own example, becoming a symbol of hope in the midst of many hopeless situations.

 By joining this leadership society, and renewing each year, you make a difference in the lives of the Augustinians and those whom they serve. The following gift levels qualify for membership:

 

Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Circle

($25,000+)

A model of inspiration to this day, Saint Nicholas exemplifies the balance between Augustinian life and ministry: love of God and love of neighbor; prayer and good works; contemplation combined with generous service.

Our Mother of Good Counsel Circle

($10,000-$24,999)

Mary, mother of Jesus, is even more blessed for being his disciple. She represents a deep spiritual, constant truth as the first disciple of her son presenting him to us as our teacher, our way, our truth and our life.

($5,000-$9,999)

Saint Rita of Cascia Circle

Peacemaker and reconciler, Saint Rita of Cascia exemplifies faith and grace in the midst of life’s challenges. She reminds us that nothing is impossible to God. She reminds us that nothing is impossible to God. 

Blessed Stephen Bellesini Circle

($2,500-$4,999)

An extraordinary example of fidelity, Blessed Stephen exemplified perseverance in the midst of trials and generously spent himself in the service of God's people, especially the poor and the infirm.  

Saint Clare of Montefalco Circle

($1,000-$2,499)

Endowed with extraordinary gifts of grace, Saint Claire was admired for her deep spiritual perception. She reminds us that holiness is the work of grace and not of human effort.

Benefits:

  • The Augustinian (Province Magazine)
  • Inside the Province (Communication from Prior Provincial)
  • Special events hosted by the Prior Provincial
  • Recognition in the Province’s Annual Report
  • Augustinian E-News
  • An opportunity to support the friars' way of life and ministries they perform
  • Remembered in the daily Masses of the Augustinians

Saint Monica Loyalty Giving Society

 For those loyal donors who have consistently given gifts to the Augustinian Fund in the amount of $999 and below for three years or more consecutively.

  • Caritas (3 years)
  • Veritas (5 years)
  • Unitas (10 years+)

 Saint Monica,  fearless and steadfast, lived her faith openly and shared it with others. Through silence and patience, she brought her son, Saint Augustine to faith through her confident trust in God and persistent prayer. 

Benefits:

  • The Augustinian (Province Magazine)
  • Recognition in the Province’s Annual Report
  • Augustinian E-News
  • Special event invitations
  • Remembered in the daily Masses of the Augustinians