Naming Gifts

We invite you to consider the legacy of a name, Preserve a memory, And invest in the future of the Church.

Our redevelopment is offering multiple new and exciting opportunities to give!


Front Courtyard & Prayer Garden Granite Benches

We are looking to provide three stone benches in our front courtyard and two in our prayer garden. ($3,500)



Remember a loved one, living or deceased, donate on behalf of your class, or leave an encouraging note to current students, in our Garden Plaza. ($250)


Interior Rooms

Leave your mark on Newman…literally. We have multiple opportunities to remember your name. ($7,500-15,000)

Meeting Room 1: $7,500

Meeting Room 2: $7,500

Meeting Room 3: $10,000

Conference Room 1: $10,000

Conference Room 2: $7,500

Student Lounge, Second Floor: $15,000


Naming rights to the banquet hall (reserved)

We’re already tired of calling it “the lower level of St. AJs.” We need a name that is as beautiful as this new space is for all of our future weekly luncheons and dinners and wedding receptions!

Naming rights to the Student Lounge

We are anticipating that this room will be the most used by far with students. It will have a custom wall mural, a stage for guests and speakers, our pool table and lots of comfy sofas for those late night study sessions! ($35,000)

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Naming rights to our park for twenty years

This park is located in the heart of University City and flanked by St. AJs and a new residential building with thousands of students passing by it each day. This unique opportunity will not last! (Bidding starts at $75,000)

Other Opportunities To Give


Wall Mural #1

Help us make a solid first impression to anyone who walks into our front lobby with this 8x8ft. wall mural. ($1,000)



Because let’s face it, we might have a new facilities but most of our furniture is from the 1980s.


Wall Mural #2

We would love a custom dramatic backdrop in our main student lounge that proudly displays our identity. ($3,500)


Prayer Garden

From rose bushes ($300) to the Statue of the Blessed Mother ($10,000), we have multiple opportunities within our prayer garden alone.


Courtyard Shrubbery & Trees

Dedicate a tree or rose bush in memory of a loved one, marked by an outdoor plaque. ($300)

And there’s more!

Please note: the above amounts are estimates and suggested donations.

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What an exciting time for the Penn Newman ministry! We are celebrating our 125th anniversary as the country's first Newman club the same year of a beautiful redevelopment project. During this anniversary year, we will look to celebrate the past 125 years of Catholic community on Penn's campus and what has become of the Newman movement up into the present on campuses all across the country. Because of this, we are excited to release our Naming Gift Opportunities & New Sponsorships and encourage you to be a part of this monumental year! Please do not hestiate to reach out to me to discuss these proposal and other giving ideas that you may have. God bless you and your family and thank you for your support!

Patrick Travers

Newman Director | 267-623-7746