In February 2016, the Board of Trustees of Aquinas Institute of Theology authorized a sustainability campaign in recognition of the 800th Jubilee of the Order of Preachers. The goal of the Forward in Faith campaign was set symbolically at $800,000 to enhance our degree programs, provide scholarship support, and enable operational improvements to the school. As of January 21, 2017, Forward in Faith has exceeded its goal by six percent.

“I am so very grateful to our benefactors whose generosity makes our mission possible,” said
Fr. Seán Charles Martin, President of Aquinas Institute. Dave Wenzel, Board of Trustees Chair, expressed his gratitude saying, "these gifts will help the Institute expand its unique role of bringing theology to life through compelling preaching, theologically informed healthcare ministries, and the diverse service of our lay students and Dominican student brothers." 

Every gift you give helps strengthen our school, strengthen our mission and strengthen the Church!

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Giving to Aquinas

If you were in the seminary or the convent in 1926, the year classes met at Aquinas Institute for the first time, you had no financial worries. Religious orders or bishops would have covered all your expenses for the duration of your studies. In most cases, tuition charges were not even listed.

Today the situation is different. All of our students – religious, lay and seminarians alike – pay more than $10,000 a year in tuition. While seminarians and vowed religious come forward to study with the support of their respective order, lay students receive no such financial assistance. They meet their educational expenses with a combination of scholarships, loans, and part-time work.

Private gift support from religious communities, former students, friends and foundations has helped Aquinas Institute uphold its Dominican values for over 75 years, while constantly revitalizing and strengthening programs in response to the changing needs of the Church. We invite you to partner with us to continue our mission.

  • Annual Fund - The Aquinas Annual Fund provides financial support for our mission of theological education and benefits the future leaders of the Church.
  • Endowed Gifts - Endowed gifts provide for scholarships, endowed chairs, and the continued academic excellence of Aquinas Institute.
  • Planned Giving - Friends of Aquinas Institute can play a significant role in ensuring the future financial resources for the school.
  • Reasons to Give - Aquinas Institute of Theology is committed to forming and sustaining ministers with the pastoral and theological knowledge to serve the People of God through a comprehensive program of ministerial preparation.

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Aquinas Institute of Theology Fund.