In early Christian art, the peacock is a symbol of eternal life due to the ancient legend that its flesh does not decay after death. It is also a symbol of Christ’s Resurrection, since it sheds its brilliant plumage each fall and grows longer and fuller feathers in the spring. Here at the Regina Apostolorum, we see the peacock as a symbol of the impact your gifts can make through the Pontifical Endowment Fund, an investment that assures and guarantees perpetuity to our academic mission.
Every year, we welcome an average of 1.200 students to the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum: talented young men and women who are eager to build their knowledge, strengthen their spiritual lives, and prepare themselves to be leaders in contemporary society. With the backing of our Pontifical heritage and our dedicated professors, we aim to stand in the vanguard of culture and relentlessly promote a Catholic worldview of the human person and culture.
During the 2016-2017 academic year, the Athenaeum dedicated more than one million euros to scholarships and fee-reductions for qualifying students. The real need, however, is much greater, as we seek to expand our academic offering and serve students from a broad range of cultures and financial possibilities. On the occasion of our 25th anniversary this year, we hope to increase our financial solidity coherently with our strategic growth, in order to sustain long-term the Regina Apostolorum’s Pontifical vision and passion. Our planned giving goal is to achieve € 100 million in our Pontifical Endowment Fund, which will help us to sustain our Athenaeum’s growth and give it a perennial legacy.
Our benefactors find in the Athenaeum reliability, fidelity to the Magisterium, scientific and academic rigor, and a unique talent for an effective translation of Tradition to contemporary society’s pastoral needs. As part of their call to stewardship, they choose to leave a lasting impact through their capital gifts, ensuring for us a strong and permanent endowment. With your help, we can sustain a comprehensive range of academic and research programs and offer our students and faculty the technology and facilities they need to carry out a New Evangelization.
We count on your much-needed support. With your generosity, the future legacy of our academic community can stand the test of time.
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