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Joe Plante

Associate Vice President for Principal & Leadership Gifts
Office
Aquinas 118
Phone
(651) 962-6972
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-6972

Since 1987, I have had the privilege to be a part of the Institutional Advancement staff at the University of St. Thomas. I began my service with the Alumni Association where, for seven years, I facilitated alumni programs in the Twin Cities and around the country. In 1995, I moved into the Development Office, joining the Major Gifts fundraising team. I currently serve as Associate Vice President of Development, managing the teams in Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Corporate & Foundation Relations, and the college/school-based Directors of Development. I also have the privilege of working with a broad set of UST benefactors locally and throughout the United States.

As a proud alumnus with a 27-plus year career at St. Thomas, I enjoy sharing stories with our alumni and friends, recalling the wonderful people and experiences that have defined St. Thomas. I also enjoy assisting our generous benefactors, helping them to find those gifting options that are most meaningful to them, whether through a memorial or honor program, a named endowed scholarship, or a world of other options. I have broad experience with a wide range of gifting vehicles, including stock, mutual fund transfers, estates, gift annuities and trusts, and other planned/deferred gift options.

I’m an avid gardener, and enjoy local and rail transportation history, bicycling, camping, international travel, classical music, and spending time with my large immediate family. I currently volunteer with the Minnesota Streetcar Museum and Basilica of St. Mary. In college, my activities included: liturgical choir, intramurals, Campus Ministry, and serving as a youth retreat facilitator.

I graduated from the University of St. Thomas with degrees in finance and theology in 1986 and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a master’s degree in communications.

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