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Where You Can Give


Where You Can Give
There are many areas where your gift will have a lasting impact on the University and continue to support our mission of educating leaders of faith and character.
The St. Thomas Fund
The St. Thomas FundInvesting in Tomorrow’s Leaders Today! The St. Thomas Fund allows current and future students to benefit from an education rooted in the Basilian tradition and Catholic values. This general scholarship fund is the cornerstone of our student financial aid program. Annually, the University awards more than $13 million in institutional aid to deserving students.

Your investment in our students through The St. Thomas Fund enables us to provide them with a high-quality, liberal arts education. These future leaders of faith and character are making a positive impact on our community and around the world.

For more information on the St. Thomas Fund, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at or 713-942-3498.

St. Thomas Fund Presidentís Circle
President’s Circle investors support the University of St. Thomas at a leadership level with an annual gift of $1,000 or more. Leadership giving is paramount to UST’s ability to effectively meet vital funding needs as they arise within our schools, centers
and programs – and to adequately fund scholarships. Your leadership gift is a vote of confidence in UST that encourages others to follow your lead. President’s Circle investors help us educate and develop students who are not only personally and professionally successful, but who are also focused on making a positive difference in the world.

President’S Circle Annual Giving Levels

  • $100,000 Visionary
  • $50,000 Innovator
  • $25,000 Leader
  • $10,000 Benefactor
  • $5,000 Pacesetter
  • $2,500 Ambassador
  • $1,000 Friend

President’s Circle 2013-14 Programs and Opportunities

  • Listing on the President’s Circle e-honor roll
  • Subscription to UST Today magazine
  • Invitations to on-campus lectures
    • Lectures offered throughout the year on relevant and
      timely issues presented by topic experts
  • Invitation to appreciation event
    • A special evening of appreciation for President’s Circle Members
      to showcase the impact of your generous support
  • Private in-home reception with university president Dr. Robert Ivany
    • $10,000 and above
  • Special access to the Chapel of St. Basil for Roman Catholic events
    such as weddings and baptisms
    • $25,000 and above
  • Special access to the Link-Lee Mansion for private events and receptions
    • $25,000 and above
The Endowment of the University of St. Thomas connects past, current and future generations and funds the general endowment, endowed scholarships, endowed programs and endowed chairs. The long-term income generated from the endowment allows the University to:
  • Recruit and retain outstanding faculty
  • Increase student scholarships
  • Develop strong academic programs
  • Invest in cutting-edge technology
  • Support the library, laboratories and other physical assets
Capital Gifts
Capital gifts provide for new and up-to-date facilities that are essential to our continuing goal of providing an excellent education. The long-range master plan provides for additional student meeting areas, classrooms, labs, office space for professors and land purchases to grow the Academic Village envisioned many years ago.
Faith in our Future: The Campaign for the University of St. Thomas
The Faith in our Future campaign will allow the University to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century while continuing to provide a quality liberal arts education. We are confident that our generous alumni, devoted friends and parents, civic foundations and corporations will join us in changing lives through the Faith in our Future campaign.
Honorariums and Memorial Gifts (Tribute Gifts)
We welcome gifts to the University made in honor or memory of a loved one or an individual who has made an impact in your life. Chapel Pavers, Seal Plaza Bricks or Memorial Tree Markers are a wonderful way to commemorate a loved one’s time, commitment and legacy to the University.

For more information on giving opportunities, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 713-525-3100 or

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