Memorial and Tribute Gifts

We all have people and events of particular importance in our lives. If you would like to honor or remember a loved one, recognize a birthday, anniversary, holiday or other significant occasion, St. Catherine University welcomes your generosity.

  • ways to give

    In Memory or in Honor of a Loved One

    To make a gift in memory or in honor of someone you may do so by mail, phone or give online:

    Give by Phone

    Call 651.690.8725 to make a credit card gift over the phone.

    Give by Mail

    St. Catherine University
    Attn: Tribute Gifts, Box F-12
    2004 Randolph Avenue
    St. Paul, MN 55105-1789

    For your convenience, you may use our tribute gift form (PDF).

    Give Online

    Please be sure to check the box indicating that your gift is being made in honor or in memory of someone. You will be asked for the details of your tribute gift on the following screen.

    Gifts to St. Catherine University are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

  • you should know


    Donors receive gift receipts for their donations and will be listed in our Annual Report. A card is also mailed to the honoree or the family of the deceased to notify them that a tribute gift has been received. (The dollar amount of the donor's gift is not disclosed.) The individual you have honored or remembered is listed in the Annual Report in the appropriate "Honoring Gifts" or "Memorial Gifts" section.

    Please note that if a check is made payable to an individual and is endorsed over to St. Catherine University, the person who endorsed the check (the payee listed on the check) is the legal donor of the gift. Cash delivered to St. Catherine University is also generally considered a contribution from the person who delivered it. If you wish to receive a receipt for your tax-deductible memorial donation, please make your check payable to: St. Catherine University.


    Donors who have no other relationship to the University other than making a tribute gift are not solicited for future gifts.

    Gift Designation

    Annual Fund
    Unless otherwise noted by the donor, honoree or family of the deceased, tribute gifts are designated to the Annual Fund, which supports the areas of greatest need at the University.

    Endowed Funds
    For information on establishing a named endowed fund, such as a scholarship, please contact us at 651.690.8725 or