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Supporting St. Scholastica

Top down view of 4 students studying in the Science Building's Benedictine Commons

Gifts touch nearly every aspect of community life at The College of St. Scholastica. Your generosity will ensure the College continues to honor the vision of the founding Sisters by increasing access and opportunity through higher education.

Impact students with your gift through

  • Financial aid
  • Program growth
  • Updated facilities
  • Supporting the College’s day-to-day needs

Thank you for supporting current and future Saints!

Giving priorities

Current opportunities we’re excited about!

Give to CSS Day 2021 graphic - The most wonderful time of the year - March 25, 2021

It's almost our favorite time of year, no not Christmas, it's Give to CSS Day! On March 25, we are calling on our entire Saints community to support our current and future CSS students. This 24-hour online event is your chance to increase your impact and join the entire CSS community in showing support for our Saints.

How to give

Participate anywhere in the world! This online event is open to anyone. Check back on March 25 and you will be directed to our event portal.

Why participate?

Your gifts will not only impact our student's education, but their entire CSS experience. Additionally, you could increase your impact through our challenges or matches!

  • $25,000 All Day All Projects Challenge! A generous donor will make a $25,000 gift to the College if 250 people participate in Give to CSS Day!
  • A special gift will be given to donors who give $75 or more! Any donor who makes a gift of $75 or more will receive a CSS picnic blanket and one will be donated to Student Activities in their honor.
  • Project Challenges! Check below for how you can double your gift for various projects.

Social Sharing Challenge Mar. 22-25

Share your favorite memory of CSS on social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) using the hashtags #SaintsRiseUp and #GiveToCSSDay and you will be entered into a drawing for a pair of Bold and Benedictine socks. When on Facebook, be sure to tag us @St.ScholasticaAlumni

CSS Picnic Blanket

Giving opportunities

Take a look at our giving options! Support something that is near and dear to your heart!

  • Make an impact where you are needed the most, particularly areas that have been hurt by COVID-19, through the All Saints Annual Fund *Project Challenge: dollar-for-dollar match up to $5,000 from The Dewitt and Caroline Van Evera Foundation
  • Support scholarships and emergency financial assistance through the Sponsor A Saint fund *Project Challenge: dollar-for-dollar match up to $5,000 from The Dewitt and Caroline Van Evera Foundation
  • Send underrepresented students to diversity conferences such as the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing by giving to the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Computing fund *Project Challenge: dollar-for-dollar match up to $500 from Misha Ignatenko '15
  • Help the annual forum and program growth for CSS alumni, students and HIIM professionals with a gift to the LaTour Eichenwald Forum *Project Challenge: dollar-for-dollar match up to $600 from the Families of Kathy LaTour and Shirley Eichenwald Maki for the Forum
  • Support HIIM undergraduate students through the Beth Just HIIM Scholarship *Project Challenge: dollar-for-dollar match up to $5,000 from Jerry Just
  • Help support a week-long religious program for high school students through the Youth Theology Institute
  • Send students to participate in a 10-week cancer research program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus by donating to the Cancer Research Experience for Undergraduates (CREU) *Project Challenge: dollar-for-dollar match up to $2,800
  • Improve the experiences of student performers and audiences by making a gift to the CSS Theater *Project Challenge: If 10 Saints participate in this project, a generous donor will make a $300 gift
  • Make a gift to Storm's Cupboard and provide assistance to students experiencing food insecurity *Project Challenge: dollar-for-dollar match up to $1,000
  • Support scholarships for students who have alumni connections through the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund *Project Challenge: Kathy Noble '66 will be matching gifts dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000
  •  Give to the Alumni Class Gift Fund to honor your reunion
  • Provide support to PA students completing their rural clinical rotations through the Physician Assistant Rural Clinical Rotations Program *Project Challenge: dollar-for-dollar match up to $1,000 from a 1958 graduate
  • Give to S.T.E.M. UP to help launch the first Summer Bridge program for underrepresented and/or first-generation incoming freshmen entering a STEM program *Project Challenge: dollar-for-dollar match up to $2,000
  • Support Saints Athletics with a gift to support the transition to the MIAC in Fall 2021.
  • Send a Saint to study abroad by giving to the GCL Explore! Education Abroad Scholarship *2 Project Challenges: Ed Crawford '78 will be matching gifts dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000 and another generous donor will be matching gifts dollar-for-dollar up to $500
  • Help P-20 educators continue their education through the School of Education Annual Teaching and Learning Conference

The All Saints Annual Fund is the highest priority for St. Scholastica each year. This is the most versatile support you can provide. The College will use your gift where it will do the most good, from classroom equipment to financial aid. No matter how large or small, your donation helps our students by strengthening the St. Scholastica experience.

Give to the All Saints Annual Fund

St. Scholastica was founded to serve individuals who were traditionally underserved and underrepresented in education. In it's 109th academic year, the College continues to strive to offer opportunity and access to future generations of Saints. Sponsor a Saint is an opportunity to directly support students through scholarships. Our goal is to raise $500 for every incoming freshman beginning their journey.

These are suggested giving amounts, but any investment will support our Saints!

  • $109 to honor the 109th academic year
  • $250 to sponsor half a scholarship
  • $500 to sponsor a Saint
  • $1,000 to name an annual scholarship and meet the student recipient at the scholarship dinner event*

*$1,000 investors qualify as members of the CSS President's Circle and will also receive associated benefits.

Give to Sponsor A Saint

Countless more

There are many ways you can support the College and priorities that you are passionate about through customized giving programs!

Ways to Give

Giving stories

You can help students prepare for a lifetime of responsible living and meaningful work. By giving, you enable them to balance career preparation with the invaluable personal and professional skills needed to make a difference in the world.

Mail all checks to:

THE COLLEGE OF ST. SCHOLASTICA

COLLEGE ADVANCEMENT

PO BOX 856857

MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55485-6857

CONTACT US

College Advancement
Tower Hall, Room 1410
(218) 723-5980
advancement@css.edu

GIVING OFFICERS

Portrait of Chris MuellerChris Mueller
Vice President for College Advancement
(218) 723-5980
cmueller1@css.edu

Portrait of Karen FinsethKaren Finseth
Director of Planned Giving
(218) 723-6104
kfinseth@css.edu

Portrait of Reba CopelandReba Copeland
Advancement Officer
(218) 723-5979
rcopeland@css.edu

Portrait of Erin KreegerErin Kreeger
Annual Giving Officer
(218) 723-5940
ekreeger@css.edu