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Naming Opportunities

The work of the Salesian Center is made possible by financial support from donors in the form of ► Endowments.  Interest drawn from these specially-designated funds ensure that the programs and activities remain as on-going events in the life of DeSales University. 

Opportunities for naming programs or activities continue to exist.  Benefactors whose gifts and pledges meet the necessary funding levels become ► Benefactors of the Salesian Center and have their names permanently associated with our work.

Envisioned programs and activities that await benefactors include:

Morality Matters: $250,000 to initiate a semi-annual survey/polling process that will assess public opinion and education on ethical issues being debated in the public realm

Master Class Initiative: $150,000 to support a special topics learning experience in which visiting experts (scholars and/or practitioners) conduct a two-week seminar for students and also offer a major lecture in their area of expertise to the general public 

Religion in Research: $100,000 to support scholarly research projects by University faculty and/or students that explore the link between faith and culture in various areas of study

Ethics TV: $100,000 to initiate a regular television series in which ethical issues (in business, sport, law, media, or healthcare) are presented and discussed 

Salesian Seminar: $75,000 to support hosting internationally known experts in Salesian Spirituality for a discussion and presentation of recent research

Law & Society Seminar: $75,000 to support hosting nationally known experts to discuss matters of concern in the realm of law, government, and politics

Healthcare Forum: $50,000 to continue the annual dialogue series on Science and Religion in the field of bioethics 

Info-Ethics: $50,000 to initiate a new partnership venture in the realm of media & social communications (newspaper, radio, television, and film)

Center Valley Forum: $25,000 to continue a campus-wide discussion series on controversial matters of national concern

Florilége: A Journal: $25,000 to support the annual production of an electronic journal that reflects the interests and works of the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture

To discuss these new ventures or inquire about ways to support them, ► contact us.

Events Calendar

R. Wayne & Joan Kraft Memorial Lecture

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 08:00 PM
DeSales University 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA
DeSales University Center

This annual lecture series is designed to offer the public a humanistic viewpoint on an issue of national prominence. The topic of discussion for this event will be The attractive beauty of holiness: the influence of St. Francis de Sales in the married  spirituality of Elisabeth Leseur. FR. THOMAS KEVIN KRAFT, OP, Friar of the Province of Saint Joseph USA, currently assigned to Saint Dominic's House, Nairobi, Kenya is our featured speaker. 

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

Salesian Spirituality