Become an Advocate

The generous members of the non-profit Saint Pio Foundation are its lifeblood. As a nonprofit organization, the Saint Pio Foundation relies on the support for its programs and operations from a broad range of generous individuals and businesses. Its members comprise a distinctive and dedicated society that provides sustaining support for the programs supported by the Saint Pio Foundation.
As a Saint Pio Foundation Advocate, you will be actively involved in:

  • Personal ambassadorship of the spiritual charism of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, universally acclaimed as one of the most venerated saints of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Underwriting the work of the Friars Minor Capuchin in Pietrelcina, Italy.
  • Creating grants to American Catholic healthcare, educational, social, religious, and cultural partner organizations.
  • Supporting activities of other diocesan apostolates and entities in the United States of America with similar visions and goals.

Advocate Membership Commitment

A Saint Pio Foundation Advocate makes a five-year financial commitment to support the Foundation and its initiatives. The individual Advocate pledges $500 annually, and the family Advocate, which consists of two or more family members, pledges $1,000 annually. An Advocate may choose to extend his five-year commitment.
The commitment of each new accepted Advocate is acknowledged in a tangible way by the Saint Pio Foundation. An Advocate will receive:

  • An annual Padre Pio pictorial calendar published in the City of Pietrelcina and containing images of Padre Pio and scenes of prominent places in the City Pietrelcina.
  • A Saint Pio Foundation lapel pin.
  • A weekly digital publication containing news and announcements about Padre Pio, the Saint Pio Foundation, and its events.
  • A quarterly digital magazine highlighting all the major activities of the Saint Pio Foundation.
  • A welcoming letter co-signed by the Foundation’s CEO and a member of its Religious Advisory Board.
  • An annual gift box containing three selected Italian wines (red, white and rosé) from a special collection, plus an additional gift box with two bottles of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Puglia Region of Italy.
  • An invitation to attend the Foundation’s annual December investiture event in New York and/or Los Angeles, where new members are publicly announced. (The cost of the event ticket is not included in the membership fee.)
  • A name listing in the quarterly magazine and on the Saint Pio Foundation’s website.

Download and complete the application form, providing all requested information. Information will be verified by Saint Pio Foundation staff members upon receipt, and applicants will be notified of acceptance by mail. Send your completed application(s) and associated fees to:

SAINT PIO FOUNDATION

Att: Membership
1011 First Avenue, Room 1350
New York, NY 10022

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Please note that the tenure for applicants for Advocate membership in the Saint Pio Foundation is five years with the possibility of an extension. A one-time fee of $500 for an Advocate must accompany an application for membership in the Saint Pio Foundation. Both individual and family Advocate memberships begin on April 1st of each year and expire on March 31st of the following year. Applications for Advocate membership submitted on or before October 1st will expire on March 31st of the following year. Applications for Advocate membership submitted between October 2nd and the following March 31st will expire on the next succeeding March 31st.

Download the membership form