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Ways to Contribute

There are a number of ways to support the University and make a difference in the lives of our students.

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Why Give

John Martino ’41C with two female relatives

A Life Filled with Love of Family and Faith in God

He was a proud alumnus of St. John’s and always participated in annual alumni dinners. This would have been the 75th anniversary of his graduation from the University and he always held a special place in his heart for the Catholic and Vincentian education he received.

John Martino ’41C

Outright Gifts

Give an unrestricted gift towards the Annual Fund to support the University’s most needed priorities such as academic programs, facility enhancements, technological improvements or the University’s General Scholarship Fund. You can also designate a gift to a particular school, college or program.

Credit Card Gifts

Gifts by credit card can be made using our online giving form. We offer various giving options including recurring payments.

Checks By Mail

To send a gift by mail, please download our giving form (PDF). All checks should be made out to St. John’s University and mailed to:

St. John’s University
Attn:  Gift Processing
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439

Matching Gifts

Learn if your employer has a matching gift program by searching our matching gift database, calling 718-990-2775 or contacting a representative from your company’s Personnel or Human Resources office.

Employee Payroll Deduction

In addition to making gifts by check or credit card, St. John’s employees can demonstrate their commitment to St. John’s by making a financial contribution through automatic payroll deduction. For more information regarding payroll deductions, please contact Scott VanDeusen, Executive Director of Advancement at 718-990-6240 or e-mail [email protected]

Faculty Payroll Deduction Form (PDF)
Administrator Payroll Deduction Form (PDF)
Staff Payroll Deduction Form (PDF)

Donor Bill of Rights

To ensure your confidence in the St. John’s mission and the causes you support, we declare the following donor rights:

  1. Donations will be used solely to further the mission of the University.
  2. Information from or about a donor will be held in the strictest confidence and shall not be disclosed without the consent of the donor.
  3. Designated donations shall be used for the purposes for which they were given. If conditions do not make this possible, then alternative use(s) will be negotiated with the donor.
  4. Donor will receive a tax receipt for charitable donations.
  5. Donations for events (e.g. ticket sales) will disclose the actual amount of the ticket price that is receiptable as a charitable donation.
  6. All communication with individuals representing the University will be conducted in a professional manner.
  7. The University shall honor any donor’s request not to be contacted with concerning any fundraising activities.
  8. Donors, upon request, are entitled to the following information at no charge: the most recent St. John’s University Annual Report, audited financial statements, and a listing of the Board of Trustees.
  9. Financial reports will be factual and accurate.
  10. Solicitations for donations will be truthful and accurately reflect the mission of the University.
  11. All fundraising activities conducted on behalf of the University by volunteers or staff shall be conducted with fairness and integrity.
  12. Donors will receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  13. Information about a donor’s gift will be handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  14. Donors will be encouraged to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

Matching Gifts Program

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You can actually maximize your charitable contribution to St. John's through a special benefit many companies offer their employees.

Through Matching Gift Programs, many companies will double or triple their employees' charitable gifts. If your company sponsors this program, you can increase the impact your gift has on the students, faculty and programs at St. John's. (Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.) First, use the search tool below to make sure your company has a matching gift policy. If your company participates in matching gifts, it will display its own links for guidelines and a matching gift form.  Follow the instructions, by reading the guidelines for more information and clicking the link for the matching gift form with instructions for your company. Once you’ve completed the matching gift form instructions for your company,  and your gift to St. John’s has been made, your company will work with St. John’s to do the rest. Remember to check our search tool to see if your company will match your gift. Your gift can mean even more to St. John’s with your company’s participation. 

Adriana Dino
Office of Gift Processing
[email protected]

Thank you for your ongoing support of St. John's University and the continuing success of our Vincentian educational mission.

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Giving Societies

President Gempesaw with two alumni and his wife

The Loughlin Society

This is St. John’s leadership giving society, its members contributing gifts totaling $1,000 or more toward any University fund. Recent St. John’s graduates are invited to participate at a reduced giving criteria, beginning at $150, through The Loughlin Society Associates Program.

6 Alumnus posing for a photo

The McCallen Society

This group consists of donors who have included St. John’s University in their estate plans. Members fulfill their philanthropic goals by securing a future for loved ones and providing much-needed funds to support facilities enhancement, scholarships, advanced technology and innovative academic initiatives.

Top of St. Augustine Building

The Founders Society

Members of this giving society have left an indelible mark on the SJU community, donating cumulative gifts of $1 million or more to the University during the course of their lifetime.

Bobblehead of Lou Carnesecca infront of St. John's flag

Red White Club

The premier giving society for supporters of Red Storm sports, members of the Red White Club contribute gifts that have an immediate mpact on all 17 of our men’s and women’s Division I sports programs.