Lead and Influence: The Campaign for the Next Level of Excellence
Artistic interpretation of a woman in purple colors, her hair becomes a river of thoughts flowing out of her hair.
What is Expanding HERizons?

We aspire to change the faces of leadership in science, tech, engineering, and math—to better reflect the communities these fields serve. While we have always served women at St. Kateʼs, we realize that we need to do more to attract, retain, graduate and place BIPOC women in STEM positions so they can help lead our country and our world toward inclusive solutions because we know that diverse teams produce better outcomes.

The Future Is Katies

St. Catherine University educates women to lead and influence so that they may use their passion, energy, and intellect to change the world. For over 115 years, we have championed the transformative nature of a women-centered, Catholic, liberal arts education focused on social justice.

Today, St. Kate’s arrives at a pivotal moment, our path clear before us. Through LEAD & INFLUENCE: The Campaign for the Next Level of Excellence, we will realize our full potential and ignite the spirit of St. Catherine in new generations of students.

Together, we can lead and influence the future. 

Our Lady of Victory Chapel interior view from the back looking up the center aisle to the altar
Our Lady of Victory Chapel

Steeped in reverence, Our Lady of Victory Chapel is a timeless sanctuary at the heart of St. Catherine University — and St. Paul. More than a beautiful landmark, the Chapel is on the National Register of Historic Places. 

As we approach its 100th anniversary in 2024, this architecturally stunning monument requires critical updates to protect its physical integrity and conduct repairs. Through this campaign, $5 million of donations to “Our Place” will support these careful updates. 

Investments in the Chapel’s preservation will sustain its legacy as a gathering space for another 100 years.

Lead Gifts

We are honored by and deeply appreciative of the generosity of these donors. 

Anonymous

Better Way Foundation

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

GHR Foundation

James J. Hill Center

Joan Kelly '46†

Mary Sands Landis '51† 

Lilly Endowment Inc.

The Manitou Fund

Teresa Rolling Radzinski '86

Lois '63 and John Rogers

ReBecca Koenig Roloff '76 and Mark Roloff MAT'88

Judi Druke Teske '66

Brenda Grandstrand Woodson '80

Campaign Priorities
Our Students

We cultivate leaders who are grounded in reality, powered by values, and believe in their potential to make change. 

Support and Connect Exceptional Students

Our Faculty

Our unique women’s, Catholic, liberal arts education continuously evolves to meet today’s challenges.

Strengthen Faculty and Academic Excellence

Our Place

We are blessed with one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, from our leafy quad to Our Lady of Victory Chapel.

Preserve and Renew Our Campus

Katie Fund

Gifts to our annual giving program flow directly to the areas of greatest need and most immediate opportunity.

Advance the Katie Fund

Amount of campaign goal currently reached is $98,750,000.

Campaign Progress

With your help, we can realize our vision for the Next Level of Excellence. We are well on our way to our goal of $130 million, with $106,100,000 raised to date.