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Thank you for participating in 3.21GIVE!

3.21GIVE is Saint Martin's annual day of giving held on March 21 (Saint Benedict’s Day)! This is a day for you and all of the Saint Martin’s community to make a difference in the lives of current and future students by supporting an area of the University that means the most to you. Supporting Saint Martin's makes a profound impact on students and the services that nurture them - scholarships, athletics, the Fund for Saint Martin's, and many more.

3.21GIVE 2024 results

  • With a goal of 300, 3.21GIVE had 345 Saints participate in giving!
  • With a goal of $200,000, 3.21GIVE raised $261,162 for students, programs and university initiatives!
  • 29 units of whole blood donated through Bloodworks NW
  • Over 200 hours of volunteer service hours given

How to support

Participation is the goal of 3.21GIVE. Whether your gift is $1,000 or $25, every gift is appreciated and adds up to make a profound impact on the Saint Martin's experience. There are three ways you can contribute during 3.21GIVE:

  • Donate online at via the secure online giving page where you may make your gift via credit or debit card. Note: The event website will be live closer to the event date.
  • Call us between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on March 21 at 360-438-4366 and we can take your credit card gift over the phone. 
  • Mail a check (noted it is for 3.21GIVE) on or before March 21 to:

    Saint Martin’s University
    Office of Institutional Advancement
    5000 Abbey Way SE
    Lacey, WA  98503

3.21GIVE events and activities

Join in on the fun this year by giving through your time, treasure, and talent as one united Saints community! Take a look at the events happening for 3.21GIVE:

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Blood Drive through Bloodworks NW (pre-registration only)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Trautman Union Building
Register here
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Campus Beautification
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Saint Martin's Lacey Campus, Trautman Union Building
Thursday, March 21, 2024 (3.21GIVE)
Alumni & Friends Breakfast at Waffle Stop Tacoma
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: 2710 N Proctor St, Tacoma, WA 98407
Our Common Home Farms Service Day
Time: 9:30-11:30
Location: 10633 Steilacoom Rd SE, Olympia, WA 98513
Register here
Cat Rescue Blanket Making Party
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
Location: Trautman Union Building

Be a social media ambassador

Consider volunteering as a social media ambassador! Social media ambassadors are volunteers who give and encourage others to do the same in support of the University. They are key to the success of 3.21GIVE! It’s easy and doesn’t take much time. Here are some ways you can help:

Is my contribution tax deductible?

Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent provided by IRS regulations. Saint Martin's University is currently registered with the Washington State Charities Program and financial information may be obtained online or by calling 800-332-4483.

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Save the date:

  • #321GIVE is March 21! I’m giving to support current and future Saints!
  • The countdown is on! Participate in #321GIVE by making a gift to what matters to you most:
  • Count me in! I plan to give on #321GIVE to support Saint Martin's students:

After you make your gift on March 21 messaging:

  • I gave to help Saints on #321GIVE. Join me and make a gift at!
  • I gave on #321GIVE. You can, too. Visit and make your gift now. 


3.21GIVE is a fun 24-hour, online fundraising event encouraging the Saint Martin's community to support their favorite area of the University. The annual event is on March 21 each year, which coincides with St. Benedict's Day. In the spirit of St. Benedict's Day, students are also encouraged to participate in the giving spirit through more ways than giving through money. Whether it is a blood drive or a service project, 3.21GIVE is all about giving back.

100% of your gift will be directed toward the area(s) of the University that you choose. Common choices are The Fund for Saint Martin's (the University's greatest needs), scholarships and financial aid, and Saints Athletics.

You may call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 360-438-4366 and provide your payment information over the phone. You may also mail in a check with "3.21GIVE" on the memo line to Saint Martin's University / Office of Institutional Advancement / 5000 Abbey Way SE / Lacey, WA 98503.

Yes, your gift is tax-deductible. You will receive an email confirmation and a mailed letter as your receipt for tax purposes.

There are many giving opportunities at Saint Martin's. Choose an area that impacted your own experience or your student's experience. We encourage gifts to The Fund for Saint Martin's because funds are then able to be directed to the University's greatest needs with examples ranging from student scholarships to new classroom technology and lab equipment.

Yes, you may set up a pledge or monthly gift. Please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 360-438-4366 or to do so.

Questions? We can help!

Office of Institutional Advancement

The mission of the Office of Institutional Advancement is to promote Saint Martin’s University’s cause among its alumni, parents and friends; raise funds in support of Saint Martin’s University’s Benedictine educational mission and its priorities; and build strong relationships between Saint Martin’s and its various constituencies.