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The mission of the Alvernia Fund is to secure and develop financial resources to strengthen the Alvernia educational experience, making it affordable and accessible to students from all economic backgrounds, while providing alumni and friends with meaningful opportunities to remain involved in the life of our University and students.
Every gift to the Alvernia Fund helps graduate skilled professionals shaped by strong ethical values who become leaders with the moral courage to make a difference in their local communities and the global society.
Vaya con Dios (“Go with God”) is a partnership between Alvernia and our Bernardine Franciscan Sisters’ mission in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Through a Campus Ministry Alternative Spring Break, students will assist the Sisters with the mission operations, especially at their school, and experience life in the Los Tres Brazos barrio. In a Faculty-led Service-Learning Biology/Communications Course, students will explore awareness, advocacy, and stewardship of communities through cultural, economic, and environmental sustainability projects, culminating in a two-week post-spring-semester service experience at the mission. (Future elements will include study abroad, exchange programs, and long-term post-graduate service.) A gift to Vaya con Dios will help defray the great travel and lodgings costs for the Alternative Break and the Service-Learning Course.
This new 18,500 square-foot building will be attached to one of the innovative apartment buildings under construction in Founders Village. This project is a key focus of the Value & Vision campaign. The Campus Commons will be home to a large two-story fitness center, a dance and aerobics studio and a campus living room that will accommodate more than 100 students for leisure activities, study and programs. It will also provide space for clubs, organizations and student life offices.
Francis Hall Renovations include the creation of a contemporary entryway and foyer that provides access to the Theater and Recital Hall, as well as a new art gallery, music studios, and recital spaces. In addition, a dramatically terraced student plaza graces the exterior, featuring tables with umbrellas and chairs, a water feature and patio. This project included creation of the 640-square-foot Miller Gallery, named after local arts supporters, Marlin and Regina Miller. Renovation of the third floor was also part of the effort that added a fine and performing arts suite and new offices.