Below you will find answers to many common questions about Give to St. Kate's Day 2021.
What is Give to St. Kate’s Day?
Give to St. Kate’s Day is our biggest day of giving! On this day, the St. Kate’s community comes together to support the next generation of leaders and celebrate the incredible impact Katies have on our world. Every gift on Give to St. Kate’s Day will help provide today's students with essential scholarships and immediate financial relief as they continue on with their education.
Why does Give to St. Kate's Day matter?
Giving a gift on Give to St. Kate’s Day ensures St. Catherine University remains financially accessible to the best and brightest students. Annual gifts each year provide support to empower women to lead and influence. This support prepares students to make a living, make a difference, and make a life of purpose and meaning.
What is #GoKatieGive all about?
The official hashtag for Give to St. Kate’s Day on social media is #GoKatieGive. Use it on social media to share why you're Katie proud and give on Give to St. Kate’s Day to support today's students. Remember to make your post public to have it included in the official Give to St. Kate's Day social media board on our landing page!
Does my contribution really make a difference?
Absolutely! By participating in Give to St. Kate’s Day, no matter the size of the gift, you help create opportunities for current students. Your support on this day is impactful and meaningful. In addition, organizations that rank U.S. universities also look at giving participation as an indicator of the quality of an institution. Many foundations and corporations include alumni participation as a basis to determine whether the University is a good investment. Your gift makes a statement that St. Catherine University is an institution worth investing in!
Will my contributions be tax deductible?
Yes, St. Catherine University is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit and all gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. All Give to St. Kate's Day donors will receive a paper or electronic receipt after making a gift online, through the mail, or by phone.
I’m already a sustaining donor. How can I participate in today?
Thank you for already supporting St. Kate’s! On Give to St. Kate’s Day, you can enhance your support by making an additional one-time gift or by increasing the amount of your current sustaining gift by calling 651-690-6976. If you are a faculty or staff member, you can increase your payroll deduction at stkate.edu/facultystaffgive.
How can I help spread the word?
Join the St. Kate’s Day Ambassador team by clicking on the "Ambassador" button at the top of the page! Each ambassador will be given a custom giving link, a toolkit, and graphics they can use as they spread the word. You can also help promote this day of giving on social media by using the hashtag #GoKatieGive anytime!
How do challenges and matches work?
We are grateful for our very generous alumni and friends of the University who have stepped up to offer challenge and matching funds for this day of giving. All donations on Give to St. Kate's Day release challenge funds, dollar for dollar, that will double the impact of your gift. There are additional challenges that unlock more dollars to support students through the Katie Fund. Challenges and matching funds are unique to Give to St. Kate’s Day and are only offered on November 17, so don't miss your opportunity to maximize your support for students at St. Kate’s!
Why not GiveMN?
Inspired by GiveMN’s Give to the Max Day, St. Kate's chose to create a unique day of giving to reach a broader audience of alumni and friends who live nationally and internationally, not just in Minnesota. Also, the foundation that runs GiveMN retains 6.9%of each donation to help cover their expenses. St. Kate’s donors can still participate in Give to the Max Day, however, directing community members to our own website allows the entire donation to support St. Kate students.
Can I make a gift by mail or phone?
Yes! Individuals are welcome to make a gift over the phone by calling 651-690-6976 or by mailing a check. The University will count all gifts received via postal mail with a memo of Give to St. Kate’s Day (or GTSKD) with the postmark of November 17, 2021.
I’ve already given this year. Why should I make another gift?
If you have given this year, thank you! Give to St. Kate’s Day is a great way to demonstrate your Katie pride and continue your support of current students. Making another gift on November 17, will not only increase your impact on students but will also help release additional challenge gifts that are only available for this day of giving!
Can I use my employer’s matching gift program for Give to St. Kate’s Day?
Yes! Many companies offer programs that will match contributions to St. Catherine University. Your donation to the Katie Fund will meet most matching requirements and can increase your impact. Companies often match gifts by spouses, parents, retirees, or partners. To learn if your employer has a matching gift program and how to sign up for it contact your human resources office or visit stkate.edu/match.
Can my donation on Give to St. Kate's Day be anonymous?
Your gift can be anonymous, simply check the appropriate box on the donation form.
Have a question or want to make a gift by phone? Call us at 651-690-6976 and we'd be happy to help!