There are many opportunities for giving available at Saint Martin’s. Support the area of greatest interest to you by designating your gift.

The Fund for Saint Martin’s

Giving to The Fund for Saint Martin’s is about giving to the student. These gifts touch every student and every corner of Saint Martin’s. An immediate impact is made on every aspect of a student’s life — academics, spiritual enrichment, the arts and technology. Tuition only covers a portion of the expenses at Saint Martin’s and your gift bridges the gap between tuition revenues and the actual cost of a Saint Martin’s education.

Examples of what your gift does:

Scholarships and endowment

Scholarships: Honoring the past, building the future

Would you like to help others have the Saint Martin’s experience? Would you like to honor the people in your life who have made a difference? You can do both. By establishing either an annual named scholarship, or an endowed named scholarship you can impact the life of a young person and honor a special person in your life at the same time.

Annual named scholarships

With a minimum of $1,000 per year, you can set up a scholarship — in the name of someone you love — to make a student’s dream of college a reality. They will last for as long as you choose to give, and an important person in your life will be remembered.

Endowed named scholarships

Make your scholarship permanent with a gift of $25,000--bestowed either one-time or spread out over five years. Your generosity provides the gift of higher education to a deserving student, while ensuring your loved one won’t be forgotten. You can give any amount to a previously established scholarship or endowment, or establish a new fund named for your family, in memory of a loved one or in honor of a favorite student, faculty or staff member.

For details on how to create an annual or endowed scholarship, please contact Katie Wojke at 360-438-4485 or

Details on how to create a scholarship »
View a listing of current annual and endowed scholarships »

Ryan Rogers: A Brighter Future

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Capital projects

Aerial of Saint Martin's University campus

Transforming campus

Transforming the campus landscape in which we learn, teach, and compete.

The Saint Martin’s University campus has undergone a transformation over the past quarter century.

Investments from generous alumni, parents and friends have helped Saint Martin’s University to thrive; they have also provided countless opportunities for community members to honor or memorialize individuals important in their lives and that of the University.

Tennis Courts:  The new, covered tennis courts will be located between Charneski Recreation Center and the softball field. Completion date will be Spring, 2016.

Industrial Lab: The new industrial lab will house additional laboratory space for civil and mechanical engineering, and provide for senior project design workspace. Completion date will be Spring, 2016.

Father Richard Cebula, O.S.B Hall: Dedicated in April, 2013, Cebula Hall achieved Platinum LEED certification in October, 2013. The new engineering building functions as an innovative teaching and learning facility.

Charneski Recreation Center: Opened in the fall of 2009, Charneski Recreation Center includes multipurpose courts, a four-lane indoor running track, a batting cage and a fitness center equipped with weights, cardio equipment, a multipurpose classroom and an aerobics dance studio.

Outdoor track: An all-weather running track for field event competition was completed in the spring of 2009.

Zaverl Hall: Built in 2006, Zaverl Hall contains mechanical engineering labs and maintenance and storage facilities.

O’Grady Library: Opened in 2001, the O’Grady Library is the heart of the campus, literally and figuratively.

Kreielsheimer Hall: The University's arts education building, Kreielsheimer Hall, opened for classes in fall 1998.

Norman Worthington Conference Center: Completed in 1992, the Norman Worthington Conference Center adjoins the Hal and Inge Marcus Pavilion, and is the site of countless meetings, conferences, concerts, weddings and other activities.

Benedictine Institute

Colorful banners in the Abbey Church

Working in collaboration with departments and programs, the Saint Martin’s Benedictine Institute leads the University in upholding and promoting its Benedictine heritage. Both on campus and off, it builds and enhances an awareness of the values that have guided the community for so long. As an integral part of University life, the Institute contributes to the intellectual and spiritual development of Saint Martin’s.

Learn more about the Benedictine Institute »


Saint Martin's baseball player making an out

Gifts designated for athletics provide our student athletes and coaches with the resources that are necessary to compete at the highest level in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Donations may be designated to any one of Saint Martin’s sports programs. Many alumni, parents, friends, and former athletes have chosen to designate their gift to the specific program which means the most to them. Others have chosen to make unrestricted gifts to athletics, which gives the Director of Athletics flexibility to use the funds where they are needed the most.

Learn more about Saint Martin’s athletics »

Colleges and schools

Saint Martin’s has four academic colleges and schools. You may designate your gift to any one of them or to a specific department or program within the college or school of your choice.   To learn more about our academic programs, visit any of the following:

School of Business »
Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering »
College of Arts and Sciences »
College of Education and Counseling »

Programs and activities

Beyond academics, the Saints get to experience many programs that enrich their time here — international events, study abroad, dorm life, campus ministry, and so much more. These experiences support the four Benedictine pillars of Saint Martin’s: faith, reason, service and community. Please consider supporting these growth opportunities for students.

Here is list of some of the different areas you can choose to support:

Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University (ASSMU) »
Office of Campus Life »
Office of Campus Ministry »
Office of Career Development »
Office of International Programs and Development »