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Corporate Giving

About Corporate Giving

The Office of Corporate Relations develops opportunities to align the interests of Aquinas College and our corporate partners. This includes maximizing the visibility and recognition of companies on campus as well as cultivating core support for Aquinas faculty, students, and administrators. Our approach to corporate involvement is to provide companies with the best opportunities to meet their hiring, research, and continuing education goals, while improving our student's educational opportunities.


Partnering with Aquinas can be the best investment your firm can ever make. The liberal arts curriculum at Aquinas produces young men and women skilled in today's work environment. Through internships and international service programs, Aquinas students know the value of teamwork, dedication, and critical thinking. They provide you with some of the best prospects for an outstanding workforce.

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Many Michigan companies support student scholarships and sponsor academic programs at Aquinas through the Annual Fund. Corporate gifts provide funds for student scholarships and core curriculum programs and services. These gifts are fully tax deductible in the year they are made. If appreciated securities or other property is given, the charitable tax deduction is based on the market value, not the cost basis.


The corporate community can also participate in the Corporate Ambassador Program. As Corporate Ambassadors, you represent the vision and mission of Aquinas College to other businesses and organizations.


If you are interested in supporting Aquinas or becoming a Corporate Ambassador, please contact Dr. Ali Erhan, Director of Corporate Relations.

Dr. Ali Erhan

Director of Corporate Relations

(616) 632-2819

Why Give to the Annual Fund?

The Annual Fund works toward making our campus the best place for a student to be, all while utilizing the flexibility of an unrestricted account. It provides an opportunity for our donors to make an immediate and meaningful difference in the lives of our current students. Your donation helps fund general student scholarships, as well as helping to maintain the comfort and safety of our campus for our 2,200 students.


As an unrestricted fund, the decision to point resources where they are needed most lies with the leadership of the College. It allows for us to direct the funds toward the greatest needs at that time, to help attract the brightest students and provide the most exceptional surroundings in which they will live and work. 


Of our 18,000+ graduates, over 7,500 are still right here in Kent County, even more in West Michigan. An Annual Fund gift gives to more than just a single student; it gives back to the community.


Sponsorship of our signature events also helps support the Aquinas Fund:

Peter M. Wege ProAm Golf Outing


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