Giving to Saint Martin's impacts every area of the University. Private support is a critical resource that empowers students to pursue a lifetime of learning and accomplishment in all arenas of human endeavor. Individual support becomes collective power — the power to lead a new generation, to make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of others, through the interaction of faith, reason and service.

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Scholarships make a difference

Scholarships make the difference

Your gifts at work

Every gift, no matter the amount, is critical to the success of Saint Martin’s. Below are just a few recent examples of how your contributions make an impact on students, faculty and the community:

  • Covered tennis courts were built in the summer 2017 and were funded by private gifts.
  • Engineering faculty and physics faculty are involving students in conducting research and earning grants.
  • Saint Martin's was mentioned as the top private institution in Washington state for income mobility of graduates in a New York Times article.
  • The Saints Athletics Men's Basketball team made its first regional playoff appearance in program history in the 2017-18 season (read more online).
Student runner in track and field race

Areas to support

You have the option of designating your gift to the area on campus that means the most to you. Whether it is the Fund for Saint Martin’s, scholarships, athletics, or perhaps a specific college, department or student organization, all gifts make a wonderful impact. To help you decide which area of the University you would prefer to support, we've provided information on several of the most popular gift designations. Learn more »

 Donors Marv (SMHS ’62; SMC ’65) and Mary Kopp

Ways to give

There are many ways that you can make a positive impact. Online gifts, stock transfers, gifts of property and estate planning are just a few of those ways. To see what method of gift works for you, we have additional information on many of the most common giving methods. Learn more »

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteering has a wonderful impact on Saint Martin’s and our community. Whether it’s volunteering with the Office of Career Development through mentoring and career advising or taking a shift at helping with the annual Saint Martin's Gala, volunteers are the glue that holds us all together and makes our University a better place. To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Saint Martin’s please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 360-438-4366 or

Giving events and initiatives

2019 Gala with chef Carla Hall

Saint Martin’s Gala

The Saint Martin’s Gala is known to foodies throughout the Pacific Northwest as one of the area’s premier culinary events. Uniquely “chef inspired” the Saint Martin’s Marcus Pavilion has welcomed the likes of celebrity chefs that include Carla HallRoy YamaguchiMing TsaiAndrew ZimmernMichael Symon, and Lidia Bastianich. Five course meals are prepared live on stage by our celebrity chef and magically served at a 5-course seated dinner. Since the inception of the celebrity chef gala experience, nearly $6 million has been raised to fund student scholarships!

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Students manning the phones for the annual Phonathon

Calling All Saints! Phon-a-thon Program

Once a year, a devoted group of Saint Martin's students get together and call thousands of alumni, family and friends of the university. See what happens when you answer the call to support a Saint! Learn more »

321GIVE is on March 21


Join us annual on March 21 on St. Benedict’s Day for our annual giving day! Support any area of the university that means the most to you in this fast-paced online event! Learn more »