IGNITE is the comprehensive fundraising initiative for the Vision 2020: Truth & Charity strategic plan. Released in mid-2014, Vision 2020 laid the roadmap for Aquinas College’s future, articulating our goals for the next six years in four strategic areas:
· Academic Distinction
· Spiritual Growth
· Student Experience
· Operational Integrity
1. Academic Distinction: ‘Excellence in the Classroom and Beyond’
The classroom is at the core of the Aquinas mission as a place where students are challenged to think, learn and grow academically as well as spiritually. With every program added, every resource expanded, and the best and brightest faculty recruited as a part of Vision 2020, we will continue to recruit more top students, attract excellent faculty and earn national attention for what our students and alumni already know: our unique brand of rigorous, whole-person, supported academics.
2. Spiritual Growth: ‘Here, the Church is more than a Building on Campus’
Worship is at the heart of the mission of Aquinas College. The relationship that each member of the community has with Christ is at the core all other relationships, which creates a culture of faith, scholarship, friendship and service that is joyful and transformative. A new Mass chapel, opportunities for perpetual adoration and a dedicated Center for Faith and Culture provide a place for members of the campus and the greater Nashville community to grow in knowledge, love and service of the Gospel.
3. Student Experience: ‘Help us build on our campus and our traditions’
Meeting the evolving needs of both our residential and commuter students is a major focus at Aquinas for the next several years. With your help, we will grow with intention, adding amenities, services and academic programs that will help us attract and retain more exceptional students. And we will never lose what our prospective, current and former students love most about student life: our “small town” campus feel within Nashville’s vibrant, bustling urban environment.
4. Operational Integrity: ‘A Clear Vision for the Future’
Aquinas College’s Vision 2020 is a collaborative effort of the entire College community that provides a clear vision for the future supported by prudent stewardship that allows for sustained, transformative growth. This robust and comprehensive plan supported by friends and benefactors enables the College to continue the tradition of educating students who are formed in the integrated relationship between faith and reason, professionally prepared and ready to engage the culture in truth and charity.
Ways to Give: For more information on making a gift, call the Development
Office at (615)297-7545 ext. 526
Online Giving: To make a one-time or recurring gift to Aquinas, please use our
secure online one-time gift form.
Cash or Checks: Please make your check payable to Aquinas College and send
4210 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
Credit Card: By phone (615) 297-7545 ext. 398 or online giving
Stock Options / Appreciated
Securities: If you own securities that have been
held for more than twelve months, and give them as a gift to Aquinas College,
you can benefit by:
+ claiming a charitable income
tax deduction for the full value of the shares;
+ avoiding the capital gains tax
that would have been due if the shares were sold.
Please consult your tax attorney or
tax preparer for the deductibility of your gift. Gifts of stock are sold upon
receipt. You will be credited for the value of the stock on the date the gift
is made and a receipt is generated that reflects that value.
Please instruct your broker to
transfer the securities as a donation to:
Randy L. Campbell
Senior Vice President, Investments | Morgan Stanley
3102 West End Avenue, Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37203
Toll free: 1-800-228-8517
Account # 471-106400-318
DTC # 0015
Account Name: The Dominican Campus
You may download the PDF version of the donor letter of stock
transfer, complete the form and either mail or fax it to the
Development Office at (615) 279-3899
Pledges / Letter of Intent: Payment schedules can be arranged for your convenience
whether yearly, semi-annually, quarterly or monthly. Pledge reminders will be
sent to you as per your instructions.
Matching Gifts: The matching gift program: Contact your human resources
representative on how to make your gift.
For more information, please contact
the Aquinas College Office of Development.
It is truly a beautiful time in Nashville, Tennessee and at
Aquinas College! After five decades of serving the Greater Nashville community
and beyond through a liberal arts education grounded in Catholic doctrine and
the promise to help all students progress into their next phase of life; we are
ready to build higher on this strong foundation.
Our strategic plan, Vision 2020: Truth and Charity, is the first
effort of its kind to truly bring all students, faculty, staff, alumni, board
members, and friends of the College together for one mission. The process of
developing this plan has been thorough, and the product is outstanding. We hope
that you will agree that the plans, processes, and programs outlined in this
document truly illustrate a vision for a stronger Aquinas College. The new
Aquinas College will move forward with great respect for the past and
tremendous excitement for the future.
Sister Mary Sarah
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
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