Giving Societies

The University of Saint Francis has established giving societies that honor donors for their generous support. Your financial support enhances the high quality of the USF student experience every day because you support crucial areas of need such as financial aid, library acquisitions, faculty salaries, equipment purchases, capital projects, endowment growth and much more. These gifts allow the university to reduce its dependence on tuition income and build a stronger financial foundation, positioning USF to act on opportunities, prevail over economic uncertainties and achieve a stronger future.

Franciscan Society (Annual Giving)

USF’s Franciscan Society takes its name from and honors Saint Francis. This society promotes the Franciscan intellectual tradition and includes the following annual giving circles and societies:

  • Saint Francis Circle ($10,000+)
  • Saint Clare Circle ($5,000-$9,999)
  • Saint Bonaventure Circle ($2,500-$4,999)
  • San Damiano Circle ($1,000-$2,499)
  • La Verna Society ($400-$999)
  • Greccio Society ($200-$399)
  • Assisi Society ($100-$199)

Mother Maria Theresia Bonzel Society (Lifetime Giving)

The Mother Maria Theresia Bonzel Society recognizes donors whose lifetime investment in USF has reached $100,000 or more.

If you would like to learn more about the annual and lifetime giving societies and circles, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 260.399.8031.

Seraph Society (Planned Giving)

The Seraph Society recognizes and honors those individuals who have made planned gifts to the university through bequests, charitable gift annuities or other types of planned gifts. When planning your estate or retirement, consider one of these gift options which may reduce estate taxes and/or increase retirement income.

If you would like to learn more about the Seraph Society, contact Sister Marilyn Oliver at 260.399.8036.