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Sed Vitae Society

The Sed Vitae Society recognizes Visitation’s leadership donors to the DeSales Annual Fund. Membership in Sed Vitae Society is attained through a household gift of $1,500 or more. 


Membership Levels 

  • Founder ($15,000+) 
  • Benefactor ($10,000 - $14,999) 
  • Patron ($5,000 - $9,999) 
  • Guardian ($2,500 - $4,999) 
  • Ambassador ($1,500 - $2,499) 

Membership Benefits 

Sed Vitae Society members may take advantage of benefits as outlined below. Benefits are stackable and no benefits listed will negatively affect your charitable deduction. All benefits are optional. 

Dinner for 4 with your favorite faculty or staff members in the Visitation Dining Room, specially prepared by Visitation chef Tyler Malson

VIP Guest Package at the annual Merrie Market gala 

4 complimentary tickets to spring VISTA production 

Student art notecards and notepad 

Invitation to annual Sed Vitae Society Dinner

To learn more, contact Anne Calteaux, Chief Advancement Officer at 651-683-1702.

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Sed Vitae Society Award Recipients

Learn more about a few of our Sed Vitae Society Awardees


Sed Vitae Society Award Recipients

2005: Cynthia (Boo '79) and Lawrence Holtz               

2006: Joe Finnegan Memorial Golf Tournament         

2007: Kathie and Gary Sirek     

2008 : Mercedes (Shiely '34) and Edward Murphy

2009: Barbara Koch                           

2010: The Given Family                    

2011: Sisters of the Visitation of Holy Mary              

2012: Angela Larson Nichols '52    

2013: Marion Short                         

2014: Cynthia (Melady '57) and John O'Halloran         

2015:  Molly (Rogers '55) and Clement Commers        

2016: Anna Marie Ettel '63            

2017: Anne and Robert Strachota 

2018:  The Butler and LeFevour Family                                               

2019:  Brenna Murphy '66 and Austin Ditzler                

2021:  Sarah (Knox '71) and William Armstrong       

2022: Christine Cumming '69