Support The Saint Paul Seminary

With your support, The Saint Paul Seminary will continue to provide integrated, Catholic formation for those called to serve as priests, deacons or lay leaders in their local Church.

Send checks made out to "The Saint Paul Seminary" to the following address:

The Saint Paul Seminary 
Institutional Advancement
2260 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105-1010

You can call the Institutional Advancement office at (651) 962-5795.

Please have the following information ready when you call:

  • Name on credit card
  • Type of credit card
  • Account number
  • Expiration date
  • Amount of gift

Donating your vehicle to support the formation of joyful, Catholic leaders just got easier!  

The Saint Paul Seminary has partnered with CARS Moving Forward Together, a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit that assists with all vehicle donations (running or not!). This includes cars, trucks, RVs, trailers, motorcycles and more.  

To learn more, visit:

Or contact Nancy Johnson for information about how donating your vehicle supports The Saint Paul Seminary’s mission of providing integrated Catholic formation for those called to serve as priests, deacons or lay leaders in their local Church: or (651) 962-5967.

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) 962-5795 to complete authorization or download and return the Credit Card Authorization Form
  • By Direct Debit: Complete and return the Direct Debit Authorization Form
  • By Check: Contact us at (651) 962-5795 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) 962-5795 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:

  • Merrill Lynch: Contact Gordon Bentley at (651) 298-1733 or Corinna Peterson at (651) 298-1711.
  • The Saint Paul Seminary: Contact Nancy Johnson at (651) 962-5967 or

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 Director of Institutional Advancement Tizoc Rosales: ( 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.  

For more information about establishing a named endowed fund, contact Director of Institutional Advancement Tizoc Rosales: (651) 962-5056 or

A donor-advised fund is a unique charitable giving vehicle that allows individuals, families and organizations to contribute to a fund and then recommend grants to their favorite charitable causes. It combines the benefits of personal giving with the advantages of a professionally managed investment account, offering flexibility, convenience, and strategic philanthropy all in one.

To learn more about designating your donor-advised fund to The Saint Paul Seminary, contact your financial advisor or reach out to Nancy Johnson, director of institutional advancement operations, at

Tizoc Rosales

Director of Institutional Advancement


Nancy Johnson

Director of Institutional Advancement Operations


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