Grants and Gifts

In addition to the ► Benefactors who support the operation of the Salesian Center, the following have contributed grants or gifts to the Salesian Center for the purpose of establishing particular programs:

► Baranzano Society on bioethics

initiated with a $15,000 grant 
from the Metanexus Institute on Science & Religion (2005) 

supported through a $1,000 grant 
from the Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust (2005)
for the inaugural "winter ethics colloquium"

► Faith & Reason Honors Program

initiated with a $75,000 grant from the Fides et Ratio Group (2001)

► John Paul II Memorial Arts & Culture Series funded through the
"Althea A. Livirrie and Joseph & Rose Livirrie Endowment for Arts & Culture."
► Ruggiero Lectures on Catholic Education

initiated with a $100,000 bequest from the Ruggiero family

expanded through a gift from the Wills Hall Community at DSU

expanded through a gift from the Oblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales

► Salesian Center Library

initiated with gifts from Carl & Peggy Frensky
in support of the general collection

expanded through gifts from the Barbieri Family
in support of works related to marriage and the family

► Salesian Leadership Institute

initiated and maintained through $100,000 in grants 
from the Frank & Jane Ryan Family Foundation

supported through multiple gifts in memory of Frank & Jane Ryan

► Salesian Online Studies program

pilot course initiated (2000) with a $1,375 grant 
from the Wilmington-Philadelphia province of the DeSales Oblates 
and a $1,125 grant 
from the International Commission on Salesian Studies

expanded through a $4,000 grant 
from the International Commission on Salesian Studies (2001) 
for a faculty professional development workshop

To contribute to these programs or to initiate your own "named" program,
follow this link on ► how to support us.