Why I Give


peter_carfagna“My wife, Rita, and I have many charities we support but this past year we agreed to make a more significant commitment to Ave Maria School of Law. We made this commitment because of our desire to help the school respond to a challenge all law schools are facing in this economic climate. My wife and I believe in the mission of this Law School so we have invested in its continued success.”
– Peter A. Carfagna, J.D., Donor of the Dean’s Discretionary Scholarship

“We see AMSL as one of the positive movements in this country that will affect our culture for generations to come.”Mersino_donors
– Rodney & Karen Mersino, Monthly Donors and Parents of Alumni

Joanne_leoni“I invite you to consider helping this school which provides a Catholic education to future attorneys, promoting Pro-Life and pro-family values. My gifts through the garden memorials program for the Pro-Life cause on campus have allowed me to honor my husband’s memory while donating to this cause I believe in.”
– Mrs. Joanne Leoni, Donor of the Pro-Life Statue in the Respect Life Garden

“We read the Mission Statement of the law school and we were inspired by it.  We believe if this Mission can be actualized in a meaningful way, the legal profession and society as a whole will benefit in countless ways.”
– Richard and Nancy Klaas, Society of St. Thomas More

greg_holtz“The privilege of serving as an adjunct professor of law at Ave Maria has underscored for me, through the passion and commitment of my students, Ave Maria’s core mission of service and conscience.  Financially supporting that mission through participation in the law school’s development programs is a meaningful way for me to offer legacy to our students and the legal communities in which they will contribute, serve, and make a difference.”

– Naples attorney, Gregory T. Holtz