When St. John’s University was founded in 1870, its primary
mission was to provide a quality education to deserving young men
and women from the underserved populations of New York.
Many of those students came from families bearing the burden of
financial hardship, a reality which has endured to this very
day. Today, as in 1870, the St. John’s mission is both simple in
its philosophy and profound in its implications.
Embracing the values of St. Vincent de Paul, the University
is committed to providing our more than 20,000 students with a
superior academic experience grounded within the Catholic
philosophy and the Vincentian tradition of caring and concern for
It is through the sustained generosity of our donors and special
friends that St. John’s unique mission continues to thrive.
Our dedicated alumni, parents, employees, students and friends
provide a significant portion of the resources necessary to allow
the University to carry its message throughout the world.
Whether providing a much-needed scholarship to a deserving student
from right here at home, or funding an academic chair to attract an
international scholar to our classrooms, or providing support to
send a group of students on humanitarian missions in countries near
and far – our donors make a very real difference in the lives of
very real people. And that difference will last for
generations to come.
There are numerous ways to give, and our development
professionals are always available to help donors determine the
most beneficial ways – for both themselves and the University – to
make a gift.
We invite you to contact a member of the staff or call the Office of Annual Giving at
(718) 990-1816 to see which types of gifts are best for you.
And remember, when you make a gift, you are helping to ensure
that St. John’s University will continue to reflect the ideals of
opportunity and excellence – for today and tomorrow.
St. John's University
Attn: Gift Processing
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439