Give SJU Day 2022

1,443
Donors
103% of 1,400 Donor goal
$768,863
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Ryan Minnehan photoRyan Minnehan matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2010

An Anonymous DonorMichael Greenstein matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2016

Michael Hemmesch photoMichael Hemmesch matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1997

An Anonymous DonorMatt Brix matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1998

An Anonymous DonorJim Leitner matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1970

An Anonymous DonorBrennan Lafeber matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2018

An Anonymous DonorSam Dorr matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2008

Ryan Klinkner photoRyan Klinkner matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2004

An Anonymous DonorWill and Erin Newkirk matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2012

An Anonymous DonorCharlie Raasch matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $110Just for Class of 2018

An Anonymous DonorAdam & Charitie Herbst matched $15 for each donor, donating a total of $150Just for Class of 1999

An Anonymous DonorSteven B Pfahning matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $150Just for Class of 2018

An Anonymous DonorMurray McCartan matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $150Just for Class of 1991

An Anonymous DonorChris & Andrea Loth matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $200

An Anonymous DonorRob & Raeleen Fandrich matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2008

Michael Wollmering photoMichael Wollmering matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2010

Brian Wavinak photoBrian Wavinak matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2005

An Anonymous DonorBill and Leah Asp matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $200

An Anonymous DonorJoseph Pieschel matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2021

Ted Kain photoTed Kain matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Class of 2012

Michael Wollmering photoMichael Wollmering matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Class of 2010

An Anonymous DonorLogan Hershey matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Class of 2016

An Anonymous DonorMike Carr matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $350Just for Class of 1977

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2007

An Anonymous DonorScott W Hennis matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2002

An Anonymous DonorJon & Kate Mosier matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2008

Raj Chaphalkar photoRaj and Emily Chaphalkar matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2008

An Anonymous DonorJames Charles Platten matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1974

An Anonymous DonorAndrew Kovacs matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1986

Jon Bruns photoJon Bruns matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2005

An Anonymous DonorMike Slavik matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2001

An Anonymous DonorJohn Taylor matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1958

An Anonymous DonorJohn Sipe matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1965

An Anonymous DonorKarl Baltes matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $750Just for Class of 1988

An Anonymous DonorJim Dwyer matched $40 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1975

An Anonymous DonorKent Winter matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1990

An Anonymous DonorRev. Peter Lambert matched $40 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1975

An Anonymous DonorRick Speckmann matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1972

An Anonymous DonorJeff Kuhn matched $40 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1975

An Anonymous DonorBrian Kelly matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1999

An Anonymous DonorJohn Mahowald matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1978

An Anonymous DonorMike Carrels matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1994

An Anonymous DonorBrad Neary matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1981

An Anonymous DonorTom & Ethel Muchlinski matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Class of 1972

Bill Olson 91 photoBill Olson 91 matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Class of 1991

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $4,000Just for Class of 1973

An Anonymous DonorDavid Huber matched $500 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Class of 1964

An Anonymous DonorJames Mattson matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Class of 2013

An Anonymous DonorDave Keeley matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Class of 1983

An Anonymous DonorSteve Cummings matched $125 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Class of 1983

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $250 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Class of 1982

An Anonymous DonorMark Hughes matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Class of 1972

An Anonymous DonorDenny Schleper matched $125 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Class of 1983

An Anonymous DonorPaul Winter matched $1,000 for each donor, donating a total of $15,000Just for Class of 1961

An Anonymous DonorJerry Morris matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $15,000Just for Class of 1983

An Anonymous DonorPeter Welle matched $1,000 for each donor, donating a total of $15,000Just for Class of 1984

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $500 for each donor, donating a total of $75,000

An Anonymous DonorSJU Alumni Association matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $140,000
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An Anonymous DonorJim G. Gunville gave $100 because 5 donors gaveJust for Class of 1971

An Anonymous DonorRoss and Sara Drever gave $200 because 20 donors gaveJust for Class of 1993

An Anonymous DonorJoseph Feldmeier gave $1,000 because 15 donors gaveJust for Class of 2010

An Anonymous DonorSJU Resource Development Committee gave $1,000 because 279 donors gaveJust for Classes of 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018, 1968, 1963

An Anonymous DonorBrian & Carol Bruess gave $10,000 because 400 donors gave
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About

It's #giveSJUday!

Your Student Fund gift is matched $100 by the Alumni Association!

  • Match provided by a pool of alumni who increased their annual Fellows Society gifts by more than $1,000 over last year

You can also unlock more money for scholarships!

  • Class-year Leaderboard - View your alumni class year on the "Donors" tab to see what matches are running for your class. Or offer your own match to inspire your friends to join you!
  • 50-State Challenge - When every state gets colored red on the U.S. Heat Map with one gift, SJU will receive a $10,000 gift from an anonymous alumnus!
  • Reunion Class Challenge - If the 2023 Reunion Classes cumulatively finish with 280 or more donors, the Alumni Board's Resource Development Committee will offer a $1,000 challenge gift!
  • Class of 2010 Challenge - The Class of 2010 is striving for the most class donors! If any class beats 2010 for most donors, the 2010 Class Committee will give $500 in honor of the top-performing class!

Track your advocacy!

  • Advocacy Dashboard - View your personal plea video, sharing buttons, click- and gift- tracking, and other volunteer advocacy! #giveSJUday succeeds because of volunteers reaching out to their friends personally!

50-State Challenge
Updates
Preliminary Give SJU Day Results

Thank you to every single donor, volunteer, advocate, match sponsor, alumnus, parent, friend, student, and employee who made #giveSJUday 2022 a great success for Saint John's Student Fund scholarships.

Our preliminary results are over $672,000 raised for scholarships from 1,430 donors. Saint John's is incredibly proud and grateful for your generosity and support.

We'll announce final donor and dollar totals Thursday afternoon.

Until then, thank you for all you do for Saint John's. Go Johnnies.

552 days ago by Ted Kain
Changing Lives - Evan Mattson '24

#giveSJUday donors help change Johnnies' lives - Johnnies like Evan Mattson '24.  Learn more about Evan and his journey at Saint John's by watching the video below!

552 days ago by Ted Kain
Thank You!


Thank You.

Your generosity, commitment, and outreach helped Saint John's gain 1,400 donors to support Student Fund Scholarships. This has been an amazing day, and we still have over one hour to change Johnnies' lives.

  • The next 100 donors will each receive a $500 match thanks to an anonymous alumnus.
  • There are still 30 class matching gifts available, including for 1961, 1964, 1965, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1991, 1994, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2013, and 2016.
  • If our Reunion 2023 classes reach 19 more donors, that will unlock another $1K for scholarships.
  • Which class will finish with the most donors? Encourage your classmates to participate to help your class rise to the top!


Thank you for helping us close #giveSJUday strong!

552 days ago by Ted Kain
#giveSJUday $75K Match Announcement!

Earlier this evening, Johnnies and Bennies gathered at SJU for the annual student Thanksgiving Dinner. These students stayed in line to enjoy fellowship with one another and to partake in a special tradition - just like what we're doing through our participation in Give SJU Day.

Thanks to a generous anonymous alumnus, we're asking 150 more donors to "get in line" to help us reach 1,500 donors! Each of the next 150 donors will receive a $500 match until we reach 1,500 total donors. Thank you for spreading the word so we can take advantage of this exciting opportunity! 

552 days ago by Ted Kain
100 Donors to Go!

We've now reached 1,300 donors - just 100 donors away from reaching our #giveSJUday goal and releasing the Presidential Donor Challenge gift! Thank you all for your generosity and support today. Any outreach you can conduct to encourage your classmates and networks to give in support of Johnnies over the next few hours is greatly appreciated. Thank you for all you do for SJU!

552 days ago by Ted Kain
We Completed the 50-State Challenge!

We completed the 50-State Challenge! Thank you to donors across the country to help release $10,000 for Student Fund scholarships. Thank you, too, to the anonymous alumnus who sponsored this challenge.

We're within striking distance - help us reach our 1,400 donor goal this evening to support Johnnies!

553 days ago by Ted Kain
#giveSJUday Presidential Donor Challenge!

We are excited to announce that Dr. Brian Bruess, President of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, and his wife, Carol, are offering a Presidential Donor Challenge to help us reach our #giveSJUday donor goal! They will give $10K if we reach our 1,400 donor goal by the end of the day. Thank you to Brian and Carol for their incredible generosity and support of #giveSJUday!

553 days ago by Ted Kain
Changing Lives - Octavius Wilson '23

Changing Lives - Octavius Wilson '23

Every #giveSJUday helps change a Johnnie's life - Johnnies like Octavius Wilson '23.  Learn more about Octavius and his journey at Saint John's by watching the video below!

553 days ago by Ted Kain
Over Halfway There!


Thank you for helping us reach 750 donors - we're over halfway to our 1,400 Donor goal! Thank you for your generosity and for helping spread the word today for #giveSJUday. A few highlights:

  • We're five states away from unlocking our 50-State Challenge! If you know anyone in New Mexico, Louisiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, or Vermont, please encourage them to give to help us release $10K for Student Fund Scholarships.
  • There are still many class matches and challenges available - giving today will help unlock additional funds for Student Fund Scholarships.
  • Our Reunion 2023 classes are 142 donors away from releasing an additional $1K for Student Fund scholarships.
  • Our overall Class Leaderboard is heating up! Encourage your classmates to give to help rise to the top of the leaderboard.


Thank you for an incredible day so far. Go Johnnies!

553 days ago by Ted Kain
Changing Lives - Matt Anderson '23

Every #giveSJUday gift supports Saint John's Student Fund Scholarships. Your support changes Johnnies' lives, including Matt Anderson '23. Learn more about Matt and his journey at Saint John's by watching the video below!

553 days ago by Ted Kain
We've Reached 500 Donors!

#giveSJUday is off to a great start - thank you for helping hit the 500 donor milestone! There are many exciting developments to take advantage of throughout the day:

  • Encourage your classmates and friends to give today. Every gift helps change a Johnnie's life!
  • Every gift is matched $100 by the Alumni Association. Plus, there are still many generous class matches available to make your gift go even farther!
  • Record a Personal Plea by visiting video to help share why you support SJU on #giveSJUday.
  • Use the social sharing buttons to generate gifts from your network. You'll earn Advocate Incentives for generating 1, 2, or 3 gifts!

Thank you for all you do for Saint John's. Let's keep up this great start!

553 days ago by Ted Kain
Today is the Day - It's #giveSJUday!

It's #giveSJUday! Thank you to those who have already given to help change lives for Saint John's students. Help Saint John's total 1,400 donors for Student Fund Scholarships by the end of the day. A few reminders for #giveSJUday:

  • Every donor receives a $100 match by the SJU Alumni Association.
  • We have nearly 50 class-specific matches running! See if your class has one or create your own to inspire your classmates to give.
  • 50-state Challenge - We'll receive a $10,000 gift from an anonymous alumnus if every state has at least one #giveSJUday donor.
  • Record and View Personal Plea videos at the top of the page from alumni and students.
  • Our Reunion 2023 classes will earn a $1,000 Challenge gift for #giveSJUday if they cumulatively reach 280 donors!
  • The Class of 2010 is going for the gold this year! If they don't finish with the most donors, the 2010 Class Committee will give $500 in honor of the top class!
  • PayPal and Venmo are now digital wallet payment options! Giving has never been easier.

Thank you for all you do for Saint John's and current Johnnies!

553 days ago by Ted Kain

Donor Map
Class Leaderboard
ClassDonorsRaised ($)Goal (Donors)%
197715$7,1002075.0%
202116$8182564.0%
201416$1,55515106.7%
199921$8,9003070.0%
198817$7,2752085.0%
198619$5,4832095.0%
196924$6,8502596.0%
201711$1,0002544.0%
199819$6,5503063.3%
201223$4,0652592.0%
197022$10,7652588.0%
196615$2,47515100.0%
201614$1,1003046.7%
199216$2,6702564.0%
196415$13,10015100.0%
201049$8,3705098.0%
196516$14,77515106.7%
200311$2,2302055.0%
198239$24,5504097.5%
199029$8,9703582.9%
199613$2,7252552.0%
197430$15,4703585.7%
201113$1,9002065.0%
200012$1,6252548.0%
196810$6,00010100.0%
199127$13,5204067.5%
198524$5,32515160.0%
20157$1,6001546.7%
200523$4,7053565.7%
200214$3,2252556.0%
197115$3,3252560.0%
20049$1,7252045.0%
198727$7,66525108.0%
201814$7102556.0%
198356$65,2508367.5%
19589$3,3001090.0%
200712$1,7252548.0%
198416$16,3452080.0%
198927$10,30025108.0%
19605$1,1501050.0%
198127$5,79520135.0%
197626$5,4803086.7%
201325$8,65025100.0%
197232$30,3005064.0%
20260$050.0%
20018$2,1501553.3%
19521$1001100.0%
20230$050.0%
198030$15,00025120.0%
197827$6,23020135.0%
20195$1,3251050.0%
19532$1,200540.0%
19627$4,2951546.7%
19553$300560.0%
200831$4,0353588.6%
20098$2,0451080.0%
20067$8701070.0%
19574$15,250580.0%
199719$5,5502095.0%
197924$5,8242596.0%
202010$3752050.0%
197326$22,63520130.0%
19541$251100.0%
19503$4751300.0%
19566$1,7001060.0%
20250$050.0%
199411$3,7252055.0%
197529$12,2003096.7%
199511$77,7391573.3%
19676$6,2251540.0%
19638$1,4005160.0%
20240$050.0%
19510$010.0%
19593$3201030.0%
199323$6,80020115.0%
20223$1151520.0%
19618$16,6251553.3%
Reunion 2023 LeaderboardIf the Reunion 2023 classes cumulatively reach 280 donors, the Alumni Board's Resource Development Committee will offer a $1,000 challenge gift!
ClassDonorsRaised ($)%
199819$6,55063.3%
198356$65,25067.5%
198817$7,27585.0%
196810$6,000100.0%
19638$1,400160.0%
201325$8,650100.0%
199323$6,800115.0%
197827$6,230135.0%
201814$71056.0%
200311$2,23055.0%
200831$4,03588.6%
197326$22,635130.0%
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon84%Alumni
Parent icon16%Parents
Suitcase icon4%Faculty/Staff
Book icon1%Students
Friends icon4%Friends
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SJU Alumni Association
Heart icon matched a total of $140,000
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Anonymous
Heart icon matched a total of $75,000
Paul Winter photo
Paul Winter
Heart icon matched a total of $15,000
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Peter Welle
Heart icon matched a total of $15,000
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Jerry Morris
Heart icon matched a total of $15,000
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Brian & Carol Bruess
Gave $10,000 during a Challenge!
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Denny Schleper
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
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Steve Cummings
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
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Mark Hughes
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
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Anonymous
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000