The Word and Deed Annual Fund

Word and Deed

The Aquinas Institute Annual Fund

Why an Annual Fund?

Like most theological schools, our tuition does not cover our operating expenses and Aquinas relies on the generosity of friends who believe in our mission.  Your gift makes a meaningful difference to the entire Aquinas community and enables us to continue to offer our students a first-rate theological education. 

How do we use donations to the Word and Deed Annual Fund?

Your tax-deductible gift makes it possible for Aquinas to:

  • Provide scholarships and financial aid for future preachers, teachers, and Church leaders, many of whom would not be able to pursue a career in ministry without assistance
  • Attract and retain an outstanding faculty and staff
  • Create a joy-filled community of learners centered around the Word of God
  • Ensure that the Church has well-trained theologians and pastoral ministers to meet the needs of the people of God

Please consider a gift to the Annual Fund to ensure we can continue our tradition of academic excellence in the Dominican tradition.

Giving Societies

St. Dominic Circle - $10,000 and up
St. Thomas Aquinas Circle - $5,000 to $9,999
St. Catherine of Siena Circle - $2,500 to $4,999
St. Albert the Great Circle - $1,000 to $2,499
St. Rose of Lima Circle - $250 to $999
St. Martin de Porres Circle – up to $250


AI Annual Report

Despite all of the challenges brought by Covid-19 Aquinas Institute had an exceptional year thanks to the continued support from donors like you. This year we celebrated many accomplishments and began amazing new programs that will better allow us preach the gospel in Word and Deed.

This past year Aquinas Institute of Theology:

  • Installed Fr. Mark Wedig, OP as the 10th president of Aquinas Institute
  • Celebrated the 25th Annual Great Preacher Award
  • Launched a brand new website
  • Created the Aquinas Scholar Award offering full tuition merit scholarships to lay men and women
  • Developed new programs in Health Ministry Leadership
  • And successfully adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic 

This is just a quick glance at everything that we have accomplished this year. To see the bigger picture, read our Annual Report for 2019-2020 below. Thank you so much for your continued support and engagement in Aquinas Institute of Theology. 

Annual Report 2019-2020