Thank you for your prayers and generous support that have sustained The Saint Paul Seminary throughout the year. Your generosity directly benefits our future priests, deacons and lay leaders.
If you have already made a gift in 2019, thank you! If you would like to make a gift before the end of December, there is still time.
Please note our offices will be closed December 21, 2019 - January 1, 2020. Merry Christmas!
Send checks made out to "The Saint Paul Seminary" to the following address:
The Saint Paul Seminary
2260 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105-1010
You can call the Institutional Advancement office at (651) 962-5791.
Please have the following information ready when you call:
- Name on credit card
- Type of credit card
- Account number
- Expiration date
- Amount of gift
Join our growing group of sustaining givers! As a monthly or quarterly donor*, you continuously support our mission from month to month and year to year. This regular financial support is essential to the long-term vitality of The Saint Paul Seminary.
There are several ways to make a recurring gift:
- By Credit Card: Contact us at (651) 962-5791 to complete authorization or download the SPSOD Credit Card Authorization Form
- By Direct Debit: Complete the SPSOD Direct Debit Authorization Form
- By Check: Contact us at (651) 962-5791 to make arrangements. We will then send you a monthly/quarterly reminder with a return envelope for your payment.
*Recurring gifts continue until you inform us to stop transactions.
Make a pledge of any amount that you can pay over a period of time. Contact Institutional Advancement at (651) 962-5791 to find out more information or to set up a pledge payment plan that works for you.
When making gifts of stock, it is preferable to transfer securities electronically from your brokerage firm to The Saint Paul Seminary's account at Merrill Lynch.
Please contact both Merrill Lynch and The Saint Paul Seminary to get more information and to ensure a smooth transfer of funds:
Make your donation go further! Many employers match charitable gifts made by their employees. Check with your Human Resources department to see if your employer participates in a matching gift program.
If your company does match gifts, please submit a completed matching gift form provided by your company.
When you make a planned gift that supports The Saint Paul Seminary, you ensure that seminarians receive solid formation to serve their parishes as faithful priests. And you ensure that graduate theology students grow in knowledge and faith, so that they may share their gifts with others. In essence, your planned gift has a lasting impact on our Church and on our world.
The most common ways to make a planned gift to The Saint Paul Seminary include:
- a Bequest in a Will
- an IRA or Retirement Plan
- a Charitable Gift Annuity
- a Revocable Trust
- a Charitable Remainder Trust
- a Gift of Real Estate
- a Life Insurance Policy
Individuals who make a deferred gift or bequest to The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity join The Hill Society.
The Hill Society recognizes donors to The Saint Paul Seminary who have given legacy gifts that sustain and advance the seminary's mission. Anyone who provides for the future of The Saint Paul Seminary with a planned gift or bequest is eligible for membership in the Hill Society.
Inspired by his Catholic wife, Mary, James J. Hill (president of the Great Northern Railroad) gave $500,000 in 1890 to found The Saint Paul Seminary. Their gift built and sustained a seminary that has now sent more than 3,000 priests forth to serve our parishes, our communities, our dioceses, and our world. Today, nearly 350 individuals have followed their lead and made a legacy gift that will benefit the seminarians and graduate theology students at The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity for generations to come.
As a member of the Hill Society, you are remembered at each Mass celebrated at The Saint Paul Seminary. You are also invited to be our guest at the annual Hill Society Luncheon, where you can learn recent news about the seminary and the programs that your support will continue to make possible.
If you would like more information about the Hill Society or have already included The Saint Paul Seminary in your estate plans, please contact Vice President for Institutional Advancement Tom Ryan: ( or 651-962-5056). Knowledge of your future gift helps us in our financial planning and ensures that your gift is properly designated when it is received.
The endowment at The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity helps to provide a perpetual source of support for the seminary's mission. Anyone can make a gift of any size to support the general endowment of The Saint Paul Seminary. Simply complete our online donation form and designate your gift to The Saint Paul Seminary endowment in the comments field.
You may also establish a designated or restricted endowment (now or as part of an estate gift) to honor a loved one or support a specific purpose (such as scholarships). As an endowed fund, only a portion of the fund's investment income is used each year to support a specific component of the seminary's work which you may designate. The fund's initial principle is retained, and the income provides the seminary with long-term, dependable resources.