Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

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Our conversation is particularly important at this time in history. Many people today have lost confidence in the pursuit of truth. - Fr. Michael Sweeney, Past DSPT President in his article, "Dominican Education"

Our Vision

FY 2016 Annual Report

DSPT will become a leading center for philosophical and theological studies. We will form men and women – religious and lay – in the philosophical and theological tradition so that they can apply it, advance it, and hand it on. DSPT and our graduates will contribute to the evangelization and transformation of our culture. 

By the grace of God, Dominicans such as St. Dominic, St. Albert the Great, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Catherine of Siena (to name just a few) had a tremendous impact on the Church and the culture in their day. By the grace of God, we can do it in ours.

The Problems We Face

We have insufficient scholarships and financial aid compared to universities such as Notre Dame, Boston College, and Villanova. As a result, many students who prefer to study with us accept better offers elsewhere because they cannot afford to come to DSPT.

We are grateful to have a 1 million dollar endowment. It isn’t sufficient, however, to sustain the school in the long term. We are able to draw 5%  from the endowment each year (so $50,000) to support scholarships and the operations of the school. We need to build the endowment in order to sustain and grow the school.

Ways To Help: Give Time, Talent, and Treasure

  • Become an Ambassador for DSPT! Whether at your college, university, parish, or some other association, you can help DSPT become better known. Organize viewings of events we stream live. Contact Heidi McKenna.
  • Volunteer! Are you interested in helping DSPT? Would you like to help with events? Or editing videos? Creating podcasts? Researching Foundations? Do you have ideas or suggestions and experience to offer? Contact Ian Brooks.
  • Make a gift to help operate the school! Our tuition does not cover our costs. Your support helps make the education of our religious and lay students possible. We can accept cash and stock, and even cars, boats, RVs, and other gifts. Every little bit helps! Make a gift now.
  • Join us at our annual Alemany Awards Benefit Gala!  An elegant evening fundraiser in support of DSPT.
  • Make a once-in-a-lifetime transformational leadership gift! Endow a scholarship, a faculty chair, or name a beautiful space at DSPT in honor of a loved-one. There are many possibilities we are happy to explore with you. Contact Marc Rovetti or by phone at Tel: (510) 883-2086 or Cell: (415) 310-9703.  
  • Leave a legacy and include DSPT in your will! In addition to the leadership gift opportunities, there are many ways you can leave a lasting legacy. We would be honored to discuss the options with you. Contact Marc Rovetti or by phone at Tel: (510) 883-2086 or Cell: (415) 310-9703. 

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Contact Advancement

Office of Advancement
Marc Rovetti
Director of Development 
Tel: (510) 883-2086 Cell: (415) 310-9703

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