The Father Joseph A. Doino, O.F.M., Visiting Professor of Franciscan Studies, was established in 1997 in memory of this masterful Franciscan teacher who served the University and the Franciscan Institute for many years. It enables a scholar of international reputation to be in residence at the Franciscan Institute in order to pursue his/her own research projects, collaborate with faculty and students and occasionally teach a course in the School of Franciscan Studies.
The Ignatius Brady Memorial Endowment was established in 2002 through the generosity of the Franciscan Province of St. John the Baptist Province (Cincinnati, Ohio) in memory of an illustrious member of the province who was one of the most outstanding scholars of Franciscan thought in the twentieth century. This endowment aims to provide funding for the research projects and general needs of the Institute, scholarship monies for graduate students and for the organization of an annual lecture in honor of Ignatius Brady on themes related to the Franciscan intellectual tradition.
The Poor Clare Endowment, established by the Poor Clares of Chicago after the closing of their monastery in Lagrange, Illinois is intended to help serve the spiritual enrichment, education and ongoing formation needs of the Poor Clares by providing programs and workshops, especially for those in leadership and formation. In addition, it also supports the ongoing needs of the Institute and its multiple programs.
The International Center for Secular Franciscan Studies Endowment, a trust established by the Secular Franciscan Order, and the Alma Kraus Memorial Endowment, endeavor to to provide programs, workshops and publications of importance and interest to Secular Franciscans. They also provide financial assistance for members of the Secular Franciscan Order to participate in programs offered at the Franciscan Institute.