The Aquinas Society
The Aquinas Society was established in 1995 in honor of Sister George Aquin O'Connor, a Sister of St. Joseph, beloved professor and past president of St. Joseph's University. With intelligence and an open mind, Sister George invested in the future of St. Joseph's. Her bold decisions to admit male students and to purchase the Long Island campus positioned St. Joseph's to impact a more diverse population and to thrive as it entered its second century.
The Aquinas Society recognizes loyal alumni, parents, faculty and friends who have provided St. Joseph's University with documentation of a gift to St. Joseph's in their estate plans. While their planned gifts range widely in amount, Aquinas Society members have all invested in the future of St. Joseph's University. We celebrate their outstanding generosity through special member benefits, including exclusive invitations and engagement opportunities.
Since the Society's inception, more than 200 people have made planned gifts to St. Joseph's University.
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