Donor Profiles

Donor Profile | Donald and Jane Danilek

With the goal of forming Dominican college chaplains able to walk with today’s students as they navigate a vastly different world, Don and Jane became generous donors and legacy supporters of the Dominican Friars Foundation.

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Monthly Donor to Enter Dominican Monastery

I’m grateful to be able to join the nuns in praying the Rosary using the St. Dominic relic rosary, a gift from the Dominican Friars. I will be praying daily in a special way for the success of the Friars’ mission to bring souls to our Lord.

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Donor Profile | Fred Pula (1926-2021)

The Pulas made their generous first gift to the Dominican Friars in 2018 after receiving an appeal in the mail asking for support for vocations to the priesthood. Following Marilyn’s death, Fred made the decision to include the Dominican Friars in his will.

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Remembering Russell and Elizabeth (Mitzy) Smith

The Dominican Friars Foundation would like to honor the memory of longtime supporters and legacy benefactors Russell (1924-2017) and Elizabeth (1924-2020) Smith.

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Donor Profile | Vince Ventimiglia

I love the dedication to well informed preaching, particularly on college campuses. From my own experience, and then raising my kids, I see the value in that.

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Donor Profile: Daniel Kettinger

Daniel Kettinger, a US Navy lieutenant stationed in Bahrain, is one of the newest members of the St. Dominic Legacy Society, a company of men and women who have united their legacy with that of the Dominican Order for the preaching of the Gospel.

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Donor Profile: James Donovan

“I like the fact the fact the Dominicans are on the front line when it comes to the youth. God knows we need preachers!” — Mr. James Donovan

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Effective Planning: A Conversation with David W. Burleigh, ESQ.

Effective Planning: A Conversation with David W. Burleigh, ESQ. David Burleigh is a lawyer with Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA, where he represents private business owners and their families in their business, family, and personal affairs. David also serves on the board of the Dominican Friars Foundation. Why do we need to plan Read more…

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A Letter From Brian and Amy Shaw

A Letter From Brian and Amy Shaw
We’re grateful for all the work you’re doing, especially on college campuses where the need for both knowledge of the Gospel and the love of Jesus Christ is so great! We’re thankful that Our Lord is addressing the needs of His people by calling an impressive number of new vocations to the Dominican Order in recent years.

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Mary Alice O’Connor: A Life of Seeking Truth

With deep gratitude, the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph honor the life of a dear friend and benefactor, Mary Alice O’Connor, 1929-2015. For over forty years, Mary Alice was a faithful parishioner at the Dominican church of St. Mary’s in New Haven, Connecticut, and a personal friend to many of the friars. Read more…

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