Give to Avila

There are many reasons to give; pride in your alma mater, belief in values-based education, investing in the next generation are just a few.  Your gifts today and in the future will inspire scholarship, leadership and service for Avila students, our most precious commodity.  Whatever moves you to give, your time, talent, and treasure directly contributes to Avila’s distinct learning and living environment. 

Thanks to the generosity of the Jack F. & Glenna Y. Wylie Foundation, all gifts for student scholarships will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, through June 30, 2022 – up to $400,000!

We thank you.

Avila President Ronald Slepitza Ph.D., CSJA

“I am inspired daily by those who choose to support Avila University.”

Ronald A. Slepitza, Ph.D., CSJA \ President

Types of Giving

Did you know; many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees? Click this link to look up your company or organization:

Remembering Avila University in your estate plans is easy. It doesn’t affect your current income, yet the impact is immediate. By investing in Avila, you are investing in the future of our great values-based institution and leaving a legacy that will continue for generations to come. Bequests, trusts, and charitable gift annuities are examples of how you can create your legacy and ensure the future of Avila University.

Questions? Contact Amy Drouin, Senior Director of Development and Planned Giving, at 816-501-3727 or

Click here for more information on Planned Giving and how to become a member of Avila’s Heritage Society.

Your gift of appreciated securities may offer special tax benefits, including the elimination of capital gains tax on the appreciated portion of stock gifts.

This type of giving is simple and can be completed within a few days. To start the process today, contact Maggie Mohrfeld, interim vice president of advancement, at 816.501.2430.

Gifts made in memory or in honor of someone are deeply appreciated and can add significance to a person’s life. Each time a tribute gift is made, Avila notifies the person you designate. Please provide the name and address of the person you would like us to notify when you make your gift.

Your gift can be: a one-time cash gift, a named annual scholarship or a named endowed scholarship. To discuss your giving options, contact Maggie Mohrfeld, interim vice president of advancement, at 816.501.2430. To make a gift now, click here.

By making a monthly gift to Avila University, you become a Faithful Eagle.

You can make a gift of any size to support students’ dreams of a college education, student development, technology enhancements and faculty resources. You can also designate your gift to support your favorite department.

Become a Faithful Eagle and set up your recurring gift now.

Once your monthly gift is set up, it will automatically repeat each month, providing a convenient way to spread your support out over time. You choose whether you want your credit or debit card charged on or about the 1st or the 15th of each month, and you can adjust or stop your ongoing gift at any time.

Questions? Contact us at or 816.501.3602.


The single biggest concern for most families is how to pay for a higher education. With a minimum gift of $20,000, you can create an endowed scholarship and help ease that burden for students who have high potential, but limited financial resources. An endowed scholarship provides a perpetual source of financial assistance for current and future students. With the principle of the endowment invested for long-term growth, approximately five percent of the fund is set aside to fund a scholarship each year. Additional earnings allow the fund, and the scholarship amount, to grow.

Flexible Endowment

A flexible endowment provides flexibility by creating an endowed scholarship over a five-year period, and the joy of seeing the impact of your scholarship on a student from day one. Considering a minimum gift of $25,000, a donor will pay $5,000 per year for five years. $1,000 is used immediately to fund a scholarship and the remainder goes toward the endowment fund until it is fully funded.

For more information on endowed scholarships, please contact Maggie Mohrfeld, interim vice president of advancement, at 816.501.2430.

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