Giving to Saint Martin's impacts every area of the University and we are grateful for the support of our alumni, families and friends. 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.
Scholarships make a 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 regioanl playoff appearance in program history in the 2017-18 season (read more online).
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 »
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 »
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Giving events and initiatives
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 Hall, Roy Yamaguchi, Ming Tsai, Andrew Zimmern, Michael 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!
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 »