2025 Tolle Lege Day – Thursday, April 24

It’s no coincidence that the Augustinians chose April 24th for our annual giving day, and that we’ve named this day Tolle Lege Day. During this 24-hour fundraising event, we will come together as a religious and lay community with one mind and one heart to celebrate the Augustinian Charism and all those who share in it.

Get Involved!

Social media sharing is the key to a successful giving day! We are counting on you, our Augustinian Friars, friends, volunteers, and donors to help us spread the word. You can help to broaden the reach of Tolle Lege Day by emailing, sharing, forwarding, and posting on social media. We encourage you to become a Tolle Lege Day Ambassador to help us build a strong presence of Augustinians now and into the future.

In the days leading up to Tolle Lege Day please encourage your friends, colleagues, family, and followers to support the Augustinians. When you sign up, you’ll be given a unique URL link to share to track how many donations and supporters you generate. Your dashboard is where you’ll find your unique URL and graphics to use when you post about Tolle Lege Day.  Don’t forget to update your profile and cover photos. 

Make sure to use #TolleLegeDay and #OneMindOneHeart and tag @augustinians_villanovaprovince on your social posts to help spread the word.  

For questions, please contact:

Madonna Sutter
Director of Advancement and Communications
madonna.sutter@augustinian.org
(267) 272-3048

Frequently Asked Questions

The Augustinians invite you to participate in our fifth annual giving day, Tolle Lege Day. Please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the Province Advancement Staff listed at the bottom of this page. We are here to help!

WHAT IS TOLLE LEGE DAY?
Tolle Lege Day is the Augustinian Friars’ annual day of giving. On this fifth Tolle Lege Day, our goal is to raise $400,000 from 1000+ donors in a 24 hour online fundraising event to support the friars and their ministries. We will come together with one mind and one heart as an Augustinian community to celebrate and bring awareness to the Augustinian Charism and all those who share in it.

WHEN IS TOLLE LEGE DAY?
Tolle Lege Day will take place on Thursday, April 24, 2025, as we celebrate the Feast of the Conversion of St. Augustine.

WHY “TOLLE LEGE”?
Tolle Lege means “take up and read.” These are the words that moved St. Augustine to pick up the Scriptures (St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans) and find his way to faith and ultimately to his Conversion.

IS MY TOLLE LEGE DAY GIFT TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Yes! Your gift is tax-deductible as prescribed by law. You will receive an email confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes.

WHAT WILL TOLLE LEGE DAY GIFTS SUPPORT?
Tolle Lege Day gifts support the same priorities of the Augustinian Fund—the care of our elderly and infirm friars, vocations and formation, the Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor and our Augustinian Foreign Missions. In addition, gifts will support the Augustinian Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia.

IS THERE A MINIMUM DONATION AMOUNT?
No. Gifts of any amount are welcome and count for Tolle Lege Day. It’s all about your participation!

ARE THERE OTHER WAYS TO MAKE A GIFT INSTEAD OF ONLINE?
Yes! You can respond to our Tolle Lege Day direct mail appeal which will be received in early March. Responses can be mailed to or dropped off at the Provincial Offices located at 214 Ashwood Road, Villanova, PA before April 24th and count toward Tolle Lege Day. You can also call or text us at (610) 616-3748 and we can take your credit card information over the phone.

I LOVE THE AUGUSTINIANS! HOW CAN I HELP OUT?
The best way you can help is to spread the word and become a Tolle Lege Day Ambassador. Click here to learn more and sign up!

We’re Here to Help!

ADVANCEMENT STAFF

Madonna Sutter, Director of Advancement and Communications
(610) 527-3330, ext. 265 | c: (267) 272-3048
Email Madonna →

Sarah Reisert, Associate Director of Engagement and Communications
(610) 527-3330, ext. 221 | Email Sarah 

Mary Ellen Maggitti, Assistant Director of Advancement Services
(610) 527-3330, ext. 260 | Email Mary Ellen→

Sara Nelson, Digital Marketing Specialist
(610) 527-3330, ext. 248 | Email Sara→