Reunion Giving

Your Reunion Gift Is Important

Remember when you first stepped through the gates of St. Kate’s? It was a special place that would shape your future. You gained skills, knowledge, and confidence under the care of the campus community. You were pushed to succeed by professors. You made great friends, enjoyed student life, and, most importantly, earned a degree.

Today’s Katies are on a similar path. Campus looks a bit different — especially in these unusual days of attending class and working virtually — but our iconic gates still stand, and the St. Kate’s mission remains planted firmly on its foundation: women, Catholic, liberal arts.

This year we are excited to celebrate alumni graduating in 1945, 1946, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2011, and 2016 during Reunion throughout June 15–19, 2021.

If the past year has taught us anything, it is that strong leaders can make a positive difference in many ways. Please help us continue the St. Kate’s legacy of educating women to lead and influence.

As you celebrate your Reunion this year, we ask you to consider honoring the St. Catherine tradition — your tradition — by giving a gift to help current and future Katies.To further your impact, we are excited to introduce this year's Reunion Challenge Fund, which will match all reunion gifts dollar for dollar, up to a total of $190,000, between now and May 31! A special thank you to our generous challenge fund donors who made this possible:

  • Linda M. Funk ’81
  • Corrine H. McCarthy ’51
  • Mary Albright Michel ’71
  • Margaret R. Otte ’81
  • Tracy Volkenant Ponschok ’81
  • Kristine Jensen Smith ’71 and James M. Smith
  • Carolyn Self Wollan ’91 and Robert Wollan (Trustee)
Participation Matters

It takes only one Katie to make an impact — imagine what an entire community of Katies can do! Your Reunion gift, no matter the size, can be a life-changer for students, and will help enable them to enroll at St. Kate's and continue through graduation.

During this difficult time, let’s come together to support Katies. Your gift of any size meaningful to you not only will support Katies, but also will help your class reach its class giving goal, as well as inspire your classmates to participate. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of today's Katies!

All gifts given by Reunion celebrants will count toward class gifts. Thank you for helping this year’s Reunion celebration be a great success!

Reunion Class Giving

0s and 5s

As of May 31, 2020

Class Year $ Goal Class Giving
1950 $20,000 $18,655
1955 $35,000 $34,220
1960 $35,000 $72,937
1965 $35,000 $52,303
1970 $50,000 $152,428
1975 $40,000 $51,783
1980 $40,000 $156,835
1985 $15,000 $14,251
1990 $15,000 $13,254
1995 $10,000 $8,436
2000 $5,000 $2,901
TOTAL AMOUNT $300,000 $578,002

The current overall participation rate is 15%.

1s and 6s

As of March 31, 2021

Class Year $ Goal Class Giving Participation Rate
1951 $50,000 $21,242 7%
1956 $25,000 $20,5924 18%
1961 $50,000 $52,426 23%
1966 $100,000 $92,522 23%
1971 $100,000 $55,147 15%
1976 $35,000 $37,528 13%
1981 $45,000 $39,069 13%
1986 $100,000 $620,288 8%
1991 $100,000 $151,539 11%
1996 $20,000 $14,844 5%
2001 $40,000 $38,637 5%
2006 $6,000 $4,388 3%
2011 $3,000 $950 2%
2016 $3,000 $2,034 3%
TOTAL $642,000 $1,151,538 12%
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