Planned Giving

Planned gifts are an investment in the future of The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity.  They have a lasting impact on our programs by helping us maintain a strong endowment, which provides the long-term support needed to ensure the viability of the seminary for generations to come.

When you make a planned gift that supports The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, you ensure that seminarians receive solid formation to serve their parishes as faithful priests.  And you ensure that graduate theology students grow in knowledge and faith, so that they may share their gifts with others.  In essence, your planned gift has a lasting impact on our Church and on our world.

The most common ways to make a planned gift to The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity include:

  • a Bequest in a Will
  • an IRA or Retirement Plan
  • a Charitable Gift Annuity
  • a Revocable Trust
  • a Charitable Remainder Trust
  • a Gift of Real Estate
  • a Life Insurance Policy

Those who choose to make a deferred gift or bequest join the Hill Society, named for the seminary's founders, James J. and Mary Hill, who with the vision of Archbishop John Ireland, established the seminary in 1894.

If you have already included The Saint Paul Seminary in your estate plans, please notify Tom Ryan (trryan@stthomas.edu or 651-962-5054).  Knowledge of your future gift helps us in our financial planning and ensures that your gift is properly designated when it is received. 

If you would like more information, please contact Tom Ryan (trryan@stthomas.edu or 651-962-5054.