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President's Circle

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Recognized at the 2012 President's Circle Reception for their lifetime contribution of $1 million or more to Avila University.


L-R: Robert F. Hartsook, JD, EdD, Matthew Beem, President & CEO, Hartsook Companies, Inc.; Tom Olofson, Jeanne Hamilton Olofson ’92, ’94, ’11; President Ron Slepitza, Ph.D., CSJA; Vita Goppert ’72; Tom Goppert, Executive Director, The Goppert Foundation; and Sister Helen Flemington, CSJ, Province Leader with Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

Members of the President’s Circle make an annual gift of $1,000 or more or have a lifetime cumulative giving exceeding $20,000.

President’s Circle members receive invitations to special events and activities and are recognized at the annual, invitation only, President’s Circle reception in early fall.

To find out more or to join the President’s Circle, please contact Deanna Nelson, senior director of development - major gifts, at 816.501.2435 or deanna.nelson@avila.edu.

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"These leaders in philanthropy support
Avila’s initiatives and understand that a
great university can have a great impact
on our community – and our world"


- Ron Slepitza, Ph.D., CSJA
President