Reasons to Give

When you make a gift to Padua, you partner with our Padua Franciscan ministry and make a positive difference in the lives of our students.

“We are the seniors that survived social distancing and online schooling. We are the seniors that are surviving a global pandemic. Most importantly, we are not only going to see real change in the world, but we will be the ones who will make the change happen.”

Angela Falconi ‘20

“There’s one big lesson I learned from my time here: No matter what, someone always has your back. Franciscan spirituality is so alive at Padua: the joy, the hospitality, the family connection we all share. I think that’s what sets us apart from other schools.”

Danielle Rosales ‘17

“Padua Franciscan calls us to imitate God’s preference for the poor and powerless. If you open yourself to God and His plan printed deeply in our hearts, God will open himself to you. Wherever your treasure is, that’s where your heart will be.”

Fr. Allan DaCorte, ofm, Padua President 2013 – 2020

“By providing a co-ed environment, Padua guides its students to grow in character and develop their own identity, making them stand out from their peers.”

Erica Thein ‘19

“We help students make the transition into high school, to cope with the challenges they may face in and out of school, as well as plan for their future.”

Andy Shuman ‘95, Director of Counseling

You are the reason we can give our students the strong academic foundation they need to succeed.  Your gift will allow Padua students to achieve academic excellence and live out a lifelong commitment to Christ.

Your gift will be used to provide the tools our students need to develop their special talents.  Padua Franciscan tradition encourages each student to discover and grow their unique combination of human, spiritual, and Christian dimensions.

Thank you!