Ways to Give

Thank you for considering a gift to support Saint John Vianney College Seminary, located at the University of St. Thomas. In addition to the cost of an undergraduate degree, SJV seminarians incur additional expenses (approximately $12,000 per seminarian) in order to receive the human, intellectual, spiritual and pastoral formation essential to their discernment. Saint John Vianney College Seminary forms men for major seminary and well-formed lay leaders for our Church and our world. Please consider a gift today to support a seminarian discerning his call as he strives to be a man of Christ, a man for the Church, and a man for others.


Saint John Vianney College Seminary is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Your gifts are tax deductible. (Tax ID #41-0943747)

Give Online

Visit our secure website to make your gift today!

Give by Mail

Send checks made out to "Saint John Vianney College Seminary" to the following address:

Saint John Vianney College Seminary
2115 Summit Avenue
Mail #5024
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Give by Phone

You can call Saint John Vianney College Seminary: (651) 962-6843.

Please have the following information ready when you call:

  • Name on credit card
  • Type of credit card
  • Account number
  • Expiration date
  • Amount of gift

Monthly or Quarterly Recurring Gifts

Join our growing group of sustaining givers!  As a monthly or quarterly donor*, you continuously support our mission from month to month and year to year.  This regular financial support is essential to the long-term vitality of Saint John Vianney College Seminary.

There are several ways to make a recurring gift:

*Recurring gifts continue until you inform us to stop transactions.

Make a Pledge

Make a pledge of any amount that you can pay over a period of time. Contact Director of Development Tizoc Rosales to find out more information or to set up a pledge payment plan that works for you: 

(651) 962-6843
tizoc.rosales@stthomas.edu

Gifts of Stock

When making gifts of stock, it is preferable to transfer securities electronically from your brokerage firm to Saint John Vianney College Seminary's account at the Brennan Group. 

Please contact both The Brennan Group and Saint John Vianney College Seminary for more information and to ensure a smooth transfer of funds:

Company Matching Gifts

Make your donation go further! Many employers match charitable gifts made by their employees. Check with your Human Resources department to see if your employer participates in a matching gift program. If your company does match gifts, please submit a completed matching gift form provided by your company.

Planned Gifts

Many alumni and friends of Saint John Vianney College Seminary support our mission by including SJV in their estate plans. Once realized, these gifts (often referred to as legacy gifts) provide long-term, dependable support for seminary formation programs. 

Planned gifts are an investment in the future of Saint John Vianney. 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 Saint John Vianney College Seminary, you ensure that seminarians receive essential formation in the Catholic tradition. 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 Saint John Vianney College Seminary 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

If you have already included Saint John Vianney College Seminary in your estate plans, please notify Tizoc Rosales: tizoc.rosales@stthomas.edu or (651) 962-6843. Knowledge of your future gift helps us in our financial planning and ensures that your gift is properly designated when it is received.