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Help us spread compassion throughout the world through the Friends of the Mother Teresa Project.


Friends of the Mother Teresa Project at Ave Maria University

Dedicated benefactors who help fund the Mother Teresa Project and its mission “to spread the message of God’s love through Mother’s words and works.”

The Friends of the Mother Teresa Project will be invited to private events including student presentations, projects serving the poor, and programs with the leaders of the Mother Teresa Project.

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Friends of the Mother Teresa Project Recognition


$25,000 +

All opportunities of the Champion Level, plus:

  • Personalized recognition album from the Mother Teresa Project
  • Option to participate at Partner Level in the Annual Spring Mother Teresa Celebration Dinner


$10,000 +

All opportunities of the Leadership Level, plus:

  • Personalized reflection from a Mother Teresa Scholar
  • Option to participate at Champion Level in the Annual Spring Mother Teresa Celebration Dinner


$5,000 +

All opportunities of the Mission Trip Sponsor Level, plus:

  • Special access to Advancement staff and exclusive events at the Mother Teresa Museum
  • Viewable link to Scholar Talks
  • Option to participate at Leadership Level in the Annual Spring Mother Teresa Celebration Dinner

Mission Trip Sponsor

$3,000 +

All opportunities of the Service Advocate Level, plus:

  • Commemorative Mission Trip Album
  • A reflection from a mission trip participant
  • Option to participate at Mission Trip Sponsor Level in the Annual Spring Mother Teresa Celebration Dinner

Service Advocate

$1,000 +

All opportunities of the Friend Level, plus:

  • Invitation to a select local service project
  • Option to participate at Service Advocate Level in the Annual Spring Mother Teresa Celebration Dinner


Up to $999

  • Newsletters and updates
  • Invitation to Inspiration Day in September

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