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    Frequently Asked Questions

Who is supporting St. Thomas Aquinas College?
Support for St. Thomas Aquinas comes from four main sources, Alumni, Friends of the College, Corporations and Foundations. On a national basis, charitable giving grew by 6.3% in 2007. Giving by Alumni in 2007 grew by 16.5% since 2005 and Corporate and Foundations donations on a national basis have also increased. And while these numbers seem impressive, please keep in mind that at the same, the number of organizations seeking funding support has also increased making your continued support of St. Thomas Aquinas more important than ever. 

What is the STAC Fund?
The STAC Fund, or the College's general fund, supports everything from academic and athletic scholarships to the maintenance of the physical grounds/buildings.  And while the list of items supported by the STAC Fund is huge, please know this - the lasting effects of your support of the STAC Fund are immeasurable.

Today, St. Thomas' students study in state-of-the-art classrooms and science laboratories; they use computer and language labs that offer the latest technology and gamely compete in NCAA Division II sports programs. Moreover, STAC continues to be listed nationally among the leading colleges for the study of liberal arts and sciences.

When the College's Advancement Office applies for a grant from a foundation or corporation, the first question they ask is, "How much have the College's Alumni donated?" Support from alumni not only aids the institution on a primary level, it also impresses upon outside "investors" that our Alumni are proud of the diploma that hangs on their wall and will remain supportive. Any donation, no matter what the amount, helps our students and strengthens the College's foundation. We thank you for your ongoing support!

Why do I get so much mail from the College?
There is a lot going on at STAC, and we want to make sure we send you information on all the latest news and events, so you are able to partake in events that most interest you. If you would prefer email updates, but are not sure if we have your current email, drop us a line at alumni@stac.edu and we will update your records. You can also update your contact information by call the Office of Alumni Affairs at 845-398-4284.

Does STAC help Alumni who need career advice and/or employment resources? Just as we reach out to Alumni for support, we want to let you know that STAC is here for you too. The Office of Counseling and Career Services is available to Alumni who may be need a contact in their industry or who are considering a career change and need connections and advice on how to break into a new industry. The Career Services office can also help Alumni with negotiating skills, interviewing techniques, and/or resume building.

How can I be more involved with STAC?
The College welcomes all Alumni and Friends of the College to visit the campus and spend sometime mingling with students and faculty! Whether you volunteer for the Alumni Career Network, join us at our Annual Tribute Dinner, The Hall of Fame Dinner, our Annual Golf Tournament, become a member of the Alumni Association, join the Alumni Board of Directors or want to find out how you can get involved with the President’s Council, we are always delighted to welcome you on campus.

For information about making a donation to STAC contact. Kevin P. Duignan, '75, ’06 MBA, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at 845-398-4017, email kduignan@stac.edu or Judith Perrin, Director of Develpment at (845) 398-4045, email jperrin@stac.edu

For more information about the STAC Fund or how you can join the Alumni Association, call Joanne Favata ‘81, Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Affairs and at 845-398-4284 or e-mail jfavata@stac.edu.

 

 
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