The University of St. Thomas


John Bannigan

John Bannigan

John Bannigan

Gift Officer


Phone: (651) 962-6982
Toll Free: (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-6982

Office Location: 30 Finn St.

I have been a member of the St. Thomas Development team since 1999. I am working at St. Thomas because I am trying to pay back the university for the incredible education I received as a Tommie. I graduated in 1985 with a degree in political science and journalism. I also have children who some day may want to go to college too!

In my role as a gift officer, I am responsible for the Annual Fund, faculty/staff annual campaign, and alumni activities in Chicago. I also work on the creation of the annual stewardship report. I am happy to answer questions about annual donations to UST, matching gifts, and annual scholarships.

Prior to working at the University of St. Thomas Development Office, I worked at St. Thomas’ admissions office for eight years and in the development/alumni office at Cretin-Derham Hall for five years.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family. My wife, Linda, who is the class of 1986, and I have three children: Sheila, Sean and Claire.