Lead and Influence: The Campaign for the Next Level of Excellence
A group of graduates toss their caps on the Fontbonne steps
Advance the Katie Fund

Gifts to the Katie Fund, our annual giving program, make a critical difference in our ability to fulfill our mission, as they flow directly to the areas of greatest need and most immediate opportunity. Every gift to the Katie Fund is a gift to LEAD & INFLUENCE: The Campaign for the Next Level of Excellence.  

Rigorous, innovative course offerings, talented faculty, and robust technologies are hallmarks of a St. Kate’s education. The Katie Fund is a critical resource for supporting academic excellence in our daily operations, and every gift is put to work in areas of greatest need across all of our colleges and schools. Whether we are responding to unforeseen events that impact the lives of our students — or seizing the opportunity to invest in exciting new resources that can significantly improve our student experience — we rely on the flexibility that the Katie Fund provides each year. 

Alumni Participation Matters

Organizations that rank U.S. colleges and universities look at alumni giving participation as an indicator of the quality of an institution. In addition, many foundations and corporations look at alumni participation as a basis to determine whether the University is a good investment. Alumni gifts to the Katie Fund add up to big support for St. Kate’s students. It’s a vote of confidence and makes a bold statement that St. Catherine University is an institution worth investing in.

Teresa Bettman '12 and her mother, Rosine Hermodson-Olsen
Over 700 Inspirational Women Honored in Support of Katies

On February 16, we celebrated incredible, world-changing women during an unprecedented Give to Honor Her day. The results surpassed our goals, with a record-breaking 724 women honored by 384 donors—both numbers that have more than doubled since the first Give to Honor Her day in 2019. This year’s event raised $66,783 for the St. Catherine University Katie Fund.

Katie Community Unites to Surpass Goals on Give to St. Kate’s Day

On November 18, in a year when charitable giving is more important than ever before, Katies came together to surpass both dollar and donor goals on Give to St. Kate’s Day!