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Ways To Give

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How can you support the College?

Your gift can impact students and the College in a variety of ways. Through the following giving opportunities, you can increase access for students through scholarships, support programs and facilities, create a legacy through planned giving, support special projects and so much more.

The College is facing many challenges due to the global pandemic. As we enter a new academic year, our support for CSS students is unwavering. Our Saints will continue to rise up to meet the challenges of a new era. Your support will help ensure the College continues to meet all the educational, health and safety needs of current and future Saints in this unprecedented time.

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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

The goal of planned giving is to help you plan your estate and charitable giving in a way that benefits you, your family and charity. There are several ways you can make these planned gifts and enjoy tax and income benefits. Designating a gift in your estate plan to The College of St. Scholastica will help you leave your personal legacy in a way that will sustain the College's mission. Such legacy gifts have been — and will continue to be — a valued source of support for the College.

Learn more about Planned Giving

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

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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

Since 1912, The College of St. Scholastica has been focused on providing students with intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work. We rely on the broader community to ensure we are creating opportunities for our students and are a collaborative partner in building a robust Twin Ports community. Community Partnerships for Education Excellence (CPEE) is an opportunity to bring together philanthropic support and business collaboration to make our community stronger.

What are the benefits of CPEE?

CPEE will serve as your corporate concierge, helping identify all the ways to partner with the College. Partnerships can range from internships and employee recruitment to workforce development and marketing through sponsorships. 

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Contact Erin Kreeger to learn more.

Endowed scholarships are perpetual scholarships which generate earnings that are awarded to deserving students. This is the most reliable source of scholarship assistance at the College and one way to ensure your gift will impact students for years to come.

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Contact Jenny Anderson to learn more.

The St. Scholastica Alumni Association Scholarship is a need and merit-based scholarship for sons, daughters, nieces and nephews of alumni. Gifts to the Scholarship Fund have a profound, meaningful impact on the lives of our Legacy Saints.  Scholarships are awarded annually to 4 to 5 students and range between $900 to $3,000 each.

Give to the Alumni Scholarship Fund

The All-Saints Reunion is not only a time to celebrate and reflect on your experiences as a student at the College, but an opportunity to impact future generations of Saints. Your gift through the Class Gift Program will improve the lives of our students as well as strengthen all of our academic programs.

We could not come together in 2020, but look forward to a double celebration in 2021. This means that all reunion class years that would have been celebrated in 2020, including the Class of 1970, will be celebrated during Reunion Weekend 2021: 1945, 1946, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, and 2001. We hope you can join us for this unprecedented and exciting weekend of festivities!

Make your class gift now!

St. Scholastica faculty and staff's tremendous work and commitment to our community is truly providing students intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work. Thank you for giving not only your time and talent, but also your treasure to support our students.

Gifts to the faculty and staff campaign can be directed to any area of need at the College. Gifts can be made online, through payroll deduction, or mailed to College Advancement in Tower 1410.

Give Online

Payroll Deduction

There are many other ways you can support the College. Please contact the College Advancement Office to learn more about custom giving programs.

Gifts of securities often give the donor significant tax benefits. Donations of appreciated stock held for over one year are usually tax-deductible at market value -- eliminating capital gains taxes on long-term holdings.

  • The College's brokerage firm: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • Procedure: Contact your broker and instruct them to transfer the number of shares you desire to College of St. Scholastica Donor Gift Account, Clearing Number 0015, Account Number 694128493 at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

College Contact Details

  • Legal Name: College of Saint Scholastica, Inc.
  • Physical Address: 1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811
  • Lockbox Address for Mailing Checks and Gifts: PO Box 856857, Minneapolis, MN 55485-6857
  • Federal Taxpayer Identification Number: 41-0698301
  • IRS 501(c)(3): Letter of Determination Available for Inspection


College Advancement
Tower Hall, Room 1410
(218) 723-5980


Portrait of Chris MuellerChris Mueller
Vice President for College Advancement
(218) 723-5980

Portrait of Karen FinsethKaren Finseth
Director of Planned Giving
(218) 723-6104

Portrait of Reba CopelandReba Copeland
Advancement Officer
(218) 723-5979

Portrait of Erin KreegerErin Kreeger
Annual Giving Officer
(218) 723-5940