Thomas Aquinas College accepts no direct government funding. Therefore we rely on the annual support of private individuals like you to sustain and advance our mission.
The President’s Council consists of those benefactors, some 350 in all, who each give at least $1,000 annually. Together, they provide most of the more than $3 million in financial aid the College needs for qualified students each year. The Council’s members have played a critical role in making the College what it is today — a vital resource for the Church and society. They are truly the College’s “angels.”
President’s Council members come from all over the country and abroad, and they are drawn to the College for varying reasons. Some, such as Rose and Dan Grimm, are alumni; while others, such as Mary and Bill McInerney, are “spiritual alumni,” having adopted Thomas Aquinas College as their own when they became concerned with the direction of their own alma maters. Others, such as Jean and Michael Maiuri, see in the College’s unique academic program the unity of faith and reason that is the hallmark of true Catholic liberal education. And others still, such as Mary and Stephen Kraychy — the longest-serving members of the President’s Council — give to the College, in part, out of gratitude for the education it provided to their children and grandchildren.
You, too, can be our partner in this noble mission by joining our President’s Council or renewing your membership annually at one of the five angelic levels of giving:
Seraphim – $ 25,000 +
Cherubim – $ 10,000 +
Thrones – $ 5,000 +
Archangels – $ 2,500 +
Angels – $ 1,000 +
You and your intentions will be remembered in our daily Masses throughout the year, and will receive a special invitation to take part in one of our annual Great Books Summer Seminar weekends. You will also receive periodic updates from President Michael McLean about the College and the good things our alumni are doing. Above all, you will be helping to form the minds and hearts of young people for Christ. And your generosity will be far-reaching in its effect as our graduates take up positions of leadership in their families, communities, professions, and vocations.
“Thomas Aquinas College was outstanding preparation for my future career. The great books curriculum hones critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that are absolutely essential every day in law school and as an attorney. To receive this education while also attending a school with a deep and profound Catholic culture was the most valuable college experience I could have had.”
– Tim Cantu (’10)
Attorney, Pepple Cantu Schmidt
“This is truly a Catholic center of learning because it reverberates with the ecclesial life of faith, a faith which unfolds the richness of reason and is given fervent expression liturgically, sacramentally, and through prayer, acts of charity, and a passion for justice.”
– The Most Rev. J. Michael Miller
Archbishop of Vancouver
Former Secretary, Congregation for Catholic Education