Ways to Give

Below are the many ways you can support Saint Mary's University. If you have additional questions about methods for giving that aren't answered below, please contact us at giving@smumn.edu.

To make an online gift, click here.

Gifts Spread out your gift over a period of time by making your gift recurring or by scheduling payments on your gift (I.e. monthly, quarterly). When you make your gift recurring, you provide us with your credit card, debit card, or bank account you would like us to debit on the schedule you determine. You will receive an official receipt once a year in January for gifts processed in the previous year. You remain in control; you may cancel or alter your gift at any time by calling 507-457-6647. Set up a recurring or scheduled gift today by clicking here.

Send a check or money order, or hand deliver cash, to: the Development and Alumni Relations Department at 700 Terrace Heights #21, Winona, MN 55987.

A wire transfer is an electronic transfer of funds from a financial institution, typically a bank, to the bank account of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. A wire transfer is a very secure way to make a gift to Saint Mary’s and benefits the university immediately upon transfer of the gift. Please contact the Development Office at 507-457-6647 if you wish to make a wire transferred gift.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota welcomes gifts of appreciated stocks and securities. Many benefactors prefer this type of gift for its simplicity and for its tax advantages. Gifts of stocks and securities can easily be transferred to the Saint Mary’s account. For additional details, click here.

A tribute or memorial gift is a generous and thoughtful way to recognize a person’s life, milestones, and accomplishments. When you make a tribute or memorial gift, the university will send a letter to the honoree or family of the deceased honoree notifying them of your thoughtfulness (but not revealing the amount of your gift). To make a tribute or memorial gift, click here. 

Veterans Memorial

The Saint Mary's Alumni Association has chosen to honor all alumni who have worn this nation's uniform, especially those who perished while serving in the United States armed forces, as well as those serving today. Our shared vision is a unique memorial located on a special site on the Winona campus of Saint Mary's University. Alumni - many of whom are veterans themselves - have already made gifts. Some contributions were made in honor or memory of friends and classmates who served so nobly. You can purchase a brick in honor or memory of an individual, or on your own behalf, by clicking here.

Through a planned gift, you can support our mission today, with cash or stock for example, or design a plan as part of your estate that extends your generosity to Saint Mary’s University beyond your lifetime. This could include gifts of real estate or tangible property. You don't have to be a certain age or extremely wealthy. You just need a plan! For more information, please click here.

Many participating companies match employee gifts dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple match a gift! Through these matching gift programs, you have the opportunity to multiply the impact of your own contributions to Saint Mary's and its students. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, click here.

University employees may make contributions by authorizing payroll deductions. These post-tax deductions will be made each pay period for the number of months specified. To sign up for payroll deduction, click here.

Relationships with corporations and foundations result in philanthropic benefit for Saint Mary’s University. For more information, please contact giving@smumn.edu.