Giving Societies  

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 Alvernia Associates      $25,000-$99,999
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Saint Clare Legacy Society
The Saint Clare 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 Camille Stock at
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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.
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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 University.  

Annual Giving Levels and Recognition Events

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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
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Alvernia Fund Gift Club Levels
Schlolar's Club:   $500-$999
Alvernia Associate:  $250-$499
Century Club:    $100-$249
Maroon and Gold:  $1-$99
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Annual Report
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President's Dinner
Cedar Hill Donors are invited to the Annual President's Dinner held in October. Alvernia honors organizations and individuals who have made a significant impact on the university and the surrounding community. For more information about this stewardship dinner, please contact the Executive Admin at 610-796-8259.
Scholarship Dinner 2018
Scholarship Dinner
Each year, annual and endowed scholarship donors and student recipients come together for an evening of celebration and gratitude. For more information please contact the Executive Admin at 610-796-8259.
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Reading Collegiate Scholars Luncheons
Reading Collegiate Scholars students are invited to share their stories and experiences with donors of the program. For more information please contact the Executive Admin at 610-796-8259.
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For More Information
Please contact University Advancement at 610-796-8259.