The Hill Society

The Hill Society recognizes donors to The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity who have given legacy gifts that sustain and advance the seminary's mission. Anyone who provides for the future of The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity with a planned gift or a life-income gift is eligible for membership in the Hill Society.

History Inspired by his Catholic wife, Mary, James J. Hill (president of the Great Northern Railroad) gave $500,000 in 1890 to found The Saint Paul Seminary. Their gift built and sustained a seminary that has now sent more than 3,000 priests forth to serve our parishes, our communities, our dioceses, and our world. Today, nearly 350 individuals have followed their lead and made a legacy gift that will benefit the seminarians and graduate theology students at The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity for generations to come.

Member Benefits As a member of the Hill Society, you are remembered at each Mass celebrated at The Saint Paul Seminary. You are also invited to be our guest at the annual Hill Society Luncheon, where you can learn recent news about the seminary and the programs that your support will continue to make possible.

To learn more, please contact Tom Ryan: or (651) 962-5056.