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Aquinas Fund: A Worthwhile Investment


Making Catholic liberal arts education affordable.
About the AQuinas Fund

The AQuinas Fund strives to continue to provide bright, worthy students with financial aide. Without this scholarship fund, many students would not be able to attend the College.


  • Aquinas provides more than $19 million in scholarships every year.


  • Nearly 90% of Aquinas students are on scholarship provided by the college.


  • 20% of our students are the first generation in their family to attend college. Your donation can affect the lives of an entire family.


  • Over 80% of graduates are Michigan residents upon entering college. After graduation, over 70% of students stay in Michigan. An Aquinas Fund gift gives to more than just a single student; it’s a gift back to the community.

A Testimonial from a Saint:

"As a parent who has put two children (as well as myself – several times now) through college, I understand the financial challenges families face, especially funding a private college education. I also understand the lifelong benefits of an Aquinas education – and am looking forward to making the AQ experience accessible to those who want it."


-Kim Holt, '94


>>Click here for more information about the AQuinas Fund Co-Chairs

The 2013 - 2014 Brochure


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My name is Sam Klee. Here at Aquinas, my liberal arts education aims to form the whole human person, and in doing so prepares me for a variety of options in the “real world” after graduation. The financial support of benefactors is what makes the experience of a college education possible for me and many other students. Such support is greatly appreciated, and I thank those who are making my time at Aquinas a reality.

Would you consider a gift to Aquinas this year? Every gift counts and may help Aquinas College become a reality for other students. If you are a new donor, for a gift of $25 or more, the Wege Foundation will add a $200 impact to your donation for the Aquinas Fund.

To donate online now using our secure online giving page, click here.


Thank you,

Sam Klee, Class of ‘16

>>Read more about Sam


The 2013 December Alumni Challenge

Who inspires you to give?


Last December, a remarkable thing happened. Amidst the lights and the shopping and the parties, AQ Alumni graciously gave over $27,000 to the Aquinas Fund in the month December alone. This outpouring of support was inspired by one alumna donor and matched by another generous alumna, Kate Pew Wolters ’78, for a total of over $54,000!

We are so excited to once again announce the December Alumni Challenge...

Make a gift in any amount to the Aquinas Fund between today and midnight on December 31, 2013 and Kate will again match those gifts, dollar for dollar, up to $30,000. What a beautiful impact and message for Christmas…the spirit of giving is alive and well within our Alumni!


Kate Pew Wolters, '78

You will make the difference. Each gift counts towards participation. Each gift is important in reaching our goals and inspiring others to give. We have already received our first “inspirational” gift. Our friends Dick ‘56 and Carol Zamow Averill ’57 would love for you to join them in this challenge.

And let’s not forget about the Wege Challenge. If you’re a first-time donor, or haven’t given in the past five years, give at least $25 and the Wege Foundation will add $200 to your donation.

With the Spirit of Giving in full swing, we ask you to prayerfully consider what your gift will be this year. Does Kate's matching gift inspire you? Or Mr. Wege's generous first time program? Is it a favorite professor's dedication to AQ ? Is it Dick and Carol or the hundreds of other alumni who have already participated? WHO inspires you?

This season, give in honor of someone inspirational...
The AQuinas Fund Slide Show


The AQuinas Fund Committee, together with AQ alumni, put together a slide show that encompasses the mission of the Aquinas Fund.

We hope our enthusiasm about Aquinas College will inspire you to give to the AQuinas Fund and help support AQ student scholarships!

>>View the slide show


NOTE: Adobe Flash player is required to view the slide show.
Aquinas Fund
Current Campaigns
Because it takes an entire community to help provide the students at Aquinas College with a quality liberal arts education, the AQuinas Fund has many campaigns happening at once. Please click any of the links or graphics below to learn more about each of these groups that are helping to make all the difference in the world.
Saints 4 Ever

Saints For Scholarships



Your gift makes all the difference in the world. Invest in the AQuinas Fund today!
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2011 - 2012 AQuinas Fund Revenues and Expenses:
Meet the AQuinas Fund Staff:
Kate Davis

Kate Davis

Senior Director of the AQuinas Fund

(616) 632-2817

Bridget Harrigan

Director of the Phone Center & Electronic Solicitation

(616) 632-2806

The AQuinas Fund team is committed to working to make a Catholic liberal arts education more affordable. To learn more about the AQuinas Fund, please contact us at any time. Also, to receive timely news and information, be sure to check out our social media sites!


To make a gift to the AQuinas Fund online, click here.