Supporting Alvernia

Alvernia Students

The Alvernia Fund:

Alvernia's Annual Appeal for Support

Gifts to the Alvernia Fund, Alvernia’s annual giving campaign, are vital to the future of the University. Your contribution will allow us to provide classroom enhancements, technology upgrades, improved student activities, and excellent commuter and residential lounges, among many other things. Gifts from alumni, parents, and friends of the University strengthen the University immeasurably by giving deserving students the opportunity to earn a quality Alvernia education. Your gift to the Alvernia Fund, no matter the size, will make an impact today!

Make an on-line gift to Alvernia University or read about other methods of giving to the Alvernia Fund or our planned giving program, the St. Clare Legacy Society.

The Alvernia Fund–The Strength of One Dollar

One dollar — each and every dollar — given to the Alvernia Fund — each and every year — makes a difference. Donations add up quickly. The average gift is $50 and gifts range from $1 to over $5,000.

Ways to Make a Gift to the Alvernia Fund:

Give Online

  Make your check payable to Alvernia University, and send to:

Advancement Office
Alvernia University
400 St. Bernardine St.
Reading, PA  19607

Credit Card:  Contact Mark Piekarski in the Advancement Office at 610.790.1901. He will assist you in making a credit card gift over the telephone.

Pledging a Gift:  A pledge is a promise to make a specified payment within the Annual Fund year (July 1–June 30).  Pledges can be made by mail, e-mail, or phone.

Corporate Matching Gifts Program:  Corporate matching gifts provide a wonderful opportunity for you to double your contribution to Alvernia. Please contact your company’s personnel office to find out about your company’s matching gift program. It always is necessary to secure proper forms from your employer and to submit them to Alvernia in order for us to receive the matching gift.

Appreciated Stock:  Gifts of appreciated securities may be deducted at full market value on the date of transfer to Alvernia. Please e-mail or call J. Michael Pressimone at or 610.796.8282 before you make the transfer.

Planned Giving:  Learn more online about Alvernia's planned giving program or call Zane Gizzi at 610.796.8430.


The Alvernia Fund Phonathon:  The Alvernia Fund Phonathon runs each fall and spring in the evenings. Thank you to all alumni, parents, and friends who made gifts during our phonathon. Your gifts help fund scholarships, improve programs, and allow for technology upgrades and student activities.


Mark A. Piekarski

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The Alvernia Fund

Contact Information

Thomas Minick
Director of Development
Alvernia University
400 Saint Bernardine St.
Reading, PA 19607
Phone: 610-790-2862
Fax: 610-796-8216


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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