For Every Saint
May 9, 2022

LACEY, Wash. – On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, Saint Martin’s University announced the launch of its first comprehensive campaign, For Every Saint: The Campaign for Saint Martin’s Abbey and University. The campaign, with a goal of $100 million in current support and future gift commitments, will raise critical funds to ensure that Saint Martin’s 127-year-old legacy of “empowering students ... to make a positive difference in their lives and the lives of others” continues for current and future Saints. 

“Saint Martin’s University nurtures both community spirit and the individual leaders that shape our collective future,” said Tedi Reynolds '71, a member of the Saint Martin’s University Board of Trustees and co-chair of the campaign steering committee. “Saint Martin’s is an essential institution, especially in the current turbulent and uncertain times. We can employ the same vision and bold leadership evidenced by our Benedictine founders over 125 years ago to ensure Saint Martin’s remains accessible and relevant for future generations.”  

The For Every Saint campaign reflects the university’s commitment to bringing together “people, place and purpose” to serve and promote the common good. Funds raised through this campaign will help the university 1) enhance academic excellence and innovative program development, with particular attention to attracting and retaining diverse and dedicated faculty; 2) construct, and create through renovation, modern facilities that promote community and bolster student learning and development; and 3) dramatically increase scholarships and holistic support for our undergraduate and graduate students. 

“Through decades of change and growth, Saint Martin’s has become a comprehensive institution offering transformational undergraduate and graduate programs to one of the most diverse student populations in the Pacific Northwest,” shares Saint Martin’s President Roy Heynderickx, who is retiring this June.

Over the last 14 years, Saint Martin’s has added graduate programs, including its first doctoral degree; increased undergraduate and graduate enrollments; and tripled its endowment. The university was also twice named among the “Top 40 Most Transformative Colleges” by Money magazine; consistently ranked in the Top 10 best value among Regional Universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report; and was recognized as the first Purple Heart University in Washington state. “With these accolades and with events like our Saint Martin’s Gala and initiatives like the Science and Nursing Initiatives, we have seen our family of supporters grow, all in support of our students.” 

As of May 1, 2022, the university has raised more than $82 million towards the For Every Saint campaign. All alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends of Saint Martin’s are warmly invited to participate in For Every Saint: The Campaign for Saint Martin’s Abbey and University. “As a comprehensive campaign, every gift in support of any purpose benefiting Saint Martin’s will be recognized toward the $100 million goal,” shares Saint Martin’s University Interim Vice President of Institutional Advancement Katie Wojke. If you would like to make a gift and become part of our Giving Saints community, please visit www.stmartin.edu/foreverysaint or call 360-438-4366. 

Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 29 majors, 11 master’s programs, one doctorate program, and five certificate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing, and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  

For additional information:

Katie Wojke
Interim Vice President of Institutional Advancement
360-438-4485; kwojke@stmartin.edu

Jocelyn Bonilla
Marketing and Social Media Manager
360-412-6126; jbonilla@stmartin.edu