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Grants and Gifts

In addition to the ► Benefactors who support the operation of the Salesian Center, the following have contributed grants or gifts to the Salesian Center for the purpose of establishing particular programs:

► Baranzano Society on bioethics initiated with a $15,000 grant from the Metanexus Institute on Science & Religion (2005) supported through a $1,000 grant from the Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust (2005) for the inaugural "winter ethics colloquium"

► Faith & Reason Honors Program initiated with a $75,000 grant from the Fides et Ratio Group (2001)

► John Paul II Memorial Arts & Culture Series funded through the "Althea A. Livirrie and Joseph & Rose Livirrie Endowment for Arts & Culture."

► Ruggiero Lectures on Catholic Education initiated with a $100,000 bequest from the Ruggiero family
expanded through a gift from the Wills Hall Community at DSU expanded through a gift from the Oblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales

► Salesian Center Library initiated with gifts from Carl & Peggy Frensky in support of the general collection expanded through gifts from the Barbieri Family, in support of works related to marriage and the family

► Salesian Leadership Institute initiated and maintained through $100,000 in grants from the Frank & Jane Ryan Family Foundation supported through multiple gifts in memory of Frank & Jane Ryan

► Salesian Online Studies program pilot course initiated (2000) with a $1,375 grant from the Wilmington-Philadelphia province of the DeSales Oblates and a $1,125 grant from the International Commission on Salesian Studies expanded through a $4,000 grant from the International Commission on Salesian Studies (2001) for a faculty professional development workshop. To contribute to these programs or to initiate your own "named" program, follow this link on ► how to support us.

Events Calendar

Heritage Week - Social Communications Town Hall

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 07:00 PM
DeSales University 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA
DeSales University Center

Town Hall on Social Communications, celebrating St. Francis de Sales, our Patron of Journalists, featuring PATRICK NOVECOSKY, discussing  Finding Truth in a World of Fake News.

No tickets are required. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Salesian Spirituality