Elon Catholic Campus Ministry
Giving Circles

Our Giving Circles recognize different levels of gifts to Elon Catholic Campus Ministry. The Circles are named after Catholic saints, in particular saints of the Franciscan Order. Priests of this Catholic religious order have guided Elon CCM throughout its history and are responsible for the program that it is today. The Giving Circles acknowledges donors in a given year who share in a spirit of loyalty and commitment to Elon CCM. These individuals lead the way in supporting our program by making significant gifts that strengthen our efforts to nourish our students' faith, empower them to work for justice, and help them develop into passionate leaders for our Church and society.

The Leadership Circle** - Gifts of $25,000 or more

Members of this circle provide the vision and financial leadership to ensure the vitality of our organization. Without their support, Elon Catholic Campus Ministry would not be where we are today.

St. Francis of Assisi Circle** - Gifts of $10,000 - $24,999

St. Francis, founder of the Franciscan Order, is one of the most venerated religious figures in history. The patron saint of animals and the environment, St. Francis dedicated his life to carrying out the work of Christ, and he led others to do the same. Members of this circle provide gifts that make a profound impact on the lives of all our students.

St. Clare of Assisi Circle** - Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999

St. Clare was one of the first followers of St. Francis of Assisi. She had a great desire to imitate Francis and to live a poor, humble, yet joyous, life for Jesus. She founded the women's order known today as the “Poor Clares.” Members of this circle make a meaningful difference in fulfilling the mission of our organization.

St. Anthony of Padua Circle** - Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999

St. Anthony of Padua is highly honored by the entire Church, and he was declared a saint quickly after his death. Renowned for his animated teaching and expert knowledge of Scripture, he was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church. Members of this circle recognize the importance of our ministry to increase both the faith and overall education of our students.

St. Bonaventure Circle** - Gifts of $1,500 - $2,499

St. Bonaventure, a scholastic theologian and philosopher, is ranked as one of the greatest Doctors of the Church. Called the "Seraphic Doctor" because of the fervor of divine love expressed in his writings, he strongly insisted that the pursuit of truth is part of divine worship. Members of this circle show a strong commitment to our ministry and the work that we set out to accomplish.

Support CCM!

** Gifts made to Elon Catholic Campus Ministry at these levels include membership in The Elon Society, the University's premier annual giving group whose members contribute a minimum of $1,500 to Elon and its organizations each year. For more information about The Elon Society, please contact or visit The Elon Society page.

St. Maximilian Kolbe Circle - Gifts of $1,000 - $1,499

This circle's namesake received a doctorate in theology and founded the Immaculata Movement devoted to the Virgin Mary. Before volunteering his own life in place of stranger chosen to die in a Nazi concentration camp, he was one of the first to utilize radio and modern printing to spread the Catholic faith. Gifts from the members of this circle provide a solid base of support for all our programs.

St. Marianne Cope Circle - Gifts of $500 - $999

This circle's namesake is one of the most recently canonized saints. Her devotion to St. Francis of Assisi, who deeply cared for the sick poor, led her to minister to lepers in Molokai, Hawaii. She managed and established several hospitals and homes for sufferers of leprosy. Gifts from the members of this circle show a special concern in our endeavors to minister to students.

St. Joseph of Cupertino Circle - Gifts of $250 - $499

This circle's namesake was a humble servant who lived a life full of prayer and virtue. Most famous for being able to levitate during times when he was filled with reverence and praise, he is also the patron saint of students, especially those undergoing exams. Contributions given at this level are a wonderful tribute to our efforts to reach out to the Catholic students at Elon.