Start Here
Explore Avila

Avila News

November 15, 2016

Angela Heer Receives "Excellence in Fundraising" Award

Angela Heer, vice-president of advancement and external relations at Avila University, has been named this year’s recipient of the Excellence in Fundraising Award by the Mid-America chapter for the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The award ceremony was held on National Philanthropy Day, November 15 in the Olson Performing Arts Center.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals, widely regarded as the standard-bearer for fundraising professionals, is the association of individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of nonprofit and charitable organizations. The Excellence in Fundraising Award is given in recognition of an individual or organization whose lifetime or long-term achievements have made a significant impact upon society.

Heer has been at her post with Avila University since 2011. Prior to Avila, she spent 10 years at Harvesters – The Community Food Network, first serving as Annual Giving Manager, then as Director of Development.

AG老虎机500 Internal Server Error

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request. Either the server is overloaded or there is an error in the application.


“At Avila, Angie has helped align fundraising goals with the mission of the institution,” Deanna Nelson, the senior director of development said. “Donors tell me Angie’s focus goes beyond the dollars, and she works to build a genuine, rock-solid relationship with them,” Nelson continued. “These donors, in turn, have responded with record generosity of their treasure, yes, but also their time and talents. She has accomplished all of this, and so much more, while standing in the background and pushing her team members, cause and organizations forward to receive the praise and recognition.”

The Avila Promise

  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • Up to $1,000 Travel Award


That’s the Avila Promise.

Plan a Virtual Visit

Dear Neighbor Day 2020

Avila has what you're looking for. 

Sign up for a virtual visit.

Stay Alert to the Covid-19 Situation

Avila University is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and following state and federal guidelines. Check your email and the Healthy Eagles webpage  for information and updates. 

NEW! 25% Tuition Discount for All Displaced Workers

Displaced, laid off, terminated, or furloughed workers (and their spouses/partners) now qualify for a 25% tuition discount on all Adult Professional Undergraduate and Graduate programs from Avila.

Let's talk!

Featured Events

  • Dec 31

AU News

Avila University - SOAR 2018

Reach Your
Full Potential

Want to know more about Avila University and the Avila Promise?
Fill out the form below.

Clicking the "Request Information" button below constitutes your express written consent to be called and/or texted by Avila University at the number you provided, regarding furthering your education. You understand that these calls may be generated using automated technology.