Thank you!

Together we did it. With gifts ranging from $5 to $30,000, this year’s Give to St. Kate’s Day was the most successful in the event’s nine-year history!

The funds raised will support Katie scholarships and the most immediate needs of our students and the University.


Dollars Raised Toward $500,000 Goal


Dollars Raised Toward $500,000 Goal


Donors Toward 650 Goal


Donors Toward 650 Goal


    The challenge fund results are in!

    With the show of support throughout the day we were able to release ALL of our challenge funds, doubling the impact of your gifts (new and young donors' gifts were tripled!).

    Early Bird Giving Challenge

    107 donors jumped on this two-hour challenge, releasing $10,000 to the Katie Fund from the Sriver Foundation.

    CSJ or Favorite Professor Challenge

    These wonderful people were honored with a gift:

    Annette M. Zeug Roberts
    Barb Trowbridge
    Beverly Cory
    Bridget Downes
    Delores Swager
    Dorothea Wagner Zamacona Altman
    Dorothy Duggan Doerrer
    Dr. Catherine Kelly
    Ed and Gladys Schwarz
    Elizabeth Winum Garry '47
    Emily & N.R. Dittberner
    Jaqueline O'Hara, CSJ
    Jayne L. Stauffer
    Joni Stehn
    Kathleen Tweeten
    Lawrence O'Shaughnessy
    Lillian Maloney
    Madelyn Docken
    Margery H. Smith, CSJ
    Mary Ann Ackermann Erb '61
    Mary Kimmet
    Michael J Baynes
    Michaela Swanson
    My Grandma, Barb Johnston-Laber
    My St. Kate Sisters, Class of 1972
    Nancy Davis, CSJ
    Nancy Ronhovde
    Nancy Thell Kumerow, 77
    Nicole Hempler
    President Becky Koenig Roloff
    Professor Julie Belle White
    Rita Gillach Otte
    Roseanne Byrne
    Sheila Aageson Drometer '64
    Sisters Margery Smith and Mary Virginia Micka
    Sr. Alberta Huber
    Sr. Carolyn Puccio
    Sr. John Christine Wolkerstorfer
    Sr. Leo Clare, Sociology Dept.
    Sr. Margery Smith
    Sr. Mary Eileen Thompson
    Sr. Mary Henry Nachtsheim
    Tessa Hermione Kleinschmidt
    The Jirik Girls: all accomplished women
    Vicki Saulitis & Teresa Thornton
    William & Marianne Weyandt

    Faculty/Staff Challenge

    This was the most popular challenge selected—65 current faculty and staff members selected this challenge. Thank you for all the ways you support St. Kate's!

    New Donor Challenge

    14 first-time donors to the University—hurrah!

    President's Forum

    $61,848 dollars were received from leadership level donors. President Roloff looks forward to getting to know you (better)!

    Reunion 2019 Challenge

    The 2019 Reunion class with the highest participation was the class of 1974! Members of the class of 1974 will receive special recognition during Reunion, June 21–22!

    Wildcats Challenge

    22 donors showed their Wildcat pride!

    Young Alum Challenge

    29 grads from the past 15 years tripled their impact by accepting this challenge. Thank you to our amazing young alums!

Thank You!

Thank you to our very special challenge fund donors for leading the effort and inspiring our community:

  • Anonymous (3)
  • Ellen Bendel-Stenzel '88
  • CSJ Sister Trustees
  • Janine Kelble Dodson '86 and Robert Dodson
  • Susan and Tom McGuire
  • Anne Ward Miller '63
  • Teresa Rolling Radzinski '86
  • Lois A. Rogers '63
  • Sriver Foundation
  • Sunny Bach Wicka '55

supporting the katie fund

Did you miss Give to St. Kate's Day this year? The campaign ended November 14, but you can still make a gift to the Katie Fund!

About the Katie Fund

Your gift to the Katie Fund goes immediately where it is needed most — to current students in all of the University's schools and colleges.

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