Give SJU Day 2022

1,443
Donors
103% of 1,400 Donor goal
$768,863
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Ryan Minnehan photoRyan Minnehan matched $50

An Anonymous DonorJim Leitner matched $100

An Anonymous DonorSam Dorr matched $100

An Anonymous DonorMichael Greenstein matched $100

An Anonymous DonorWill and Erin Newkirk matched $100

Michael Hemmesch photoMichael Hemmesch matched $100

An Anonymous DonorMatt Brix matched $100

Ryan Klinkner photoRyan Klinkner matched $100

An Anonymous DonorBrennan Lafeber matched $100

An Anonymous DonorCharlie Raasch matched $110

An Anonymous DonorAdam & Charitie Herbst matched $150

An Anonymous DonorMurray McCartan matched $150

An Anonymous DonorSteven B Pfahning matched $150

Michael Wollmering photoMichael Wollmering matched $200

Brian Wavinak photoBrian Wavinak matched $200

An Anonymous DonorChris & Andrea Loth matched $200

An Anonymous DonorBill and Leah Asp matched $200

An Anonymous DonorRob & Raeleen Fandrich matched $200

An Anonymous DonorJoseph Pieschel matched $200

Ted Kain photoTed Kain matched $250

Michael Wollmering photoMichael Wollmering matched $250

An Anonymous DonorLogan Hershey matched $250

An Anonymous DonorMike Carr matched $350


An Anonymous DonorAndrew Kovacs matched $500

An Anonymous DonorJohn Taylor matched $500

An Anonymous DonorScott W Hennis matched $500

An Anonymous DonorJames Charles Platten matched $500

An Anonymous DonorJohn Sipe matched $500

An Anonymous DonorJon & Kate Mosier matched $500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $500

An Anonymous DonorMike Slavik matched $500

Jon Bruns photoJon Bruns matched $500

An Anonymous DonorKarl Baltes matched $750

An Anonymous DonorBrad Neary matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorBrian Kelly matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorRick Speckmann matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorJeff Kuhn matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorJohn Mahowald matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorMike Carrels matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorRev. Peter Lambert matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorKent Winter matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorJim Dwyer matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorTom & Ethel Muchlinski matched $2,000

Bill Olson 91 photoBill Olson 91 matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $4,000

An Anonymous DonorDavid Huber matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorJames Mattson matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorDave Keeley matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorSteve Cummings matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorDenny Schleper matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorMark Hughes matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorPaul Winter matched $15,000

An Anonymous DonorJerry Morris matched $15,000

An Anonymous DonorPeter Welle matched $15,000

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $75,000

An Anonymous DonorSJU Alumni Association matched $140,000
Challenges
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An Anonymous DonorJim G. Gunville gave $100

An Anonymous DonorRoss and Sara Drever gave $200

An Anonymous DonorJoseph Feldmeier gave $1,000

An Anonymous DonorSJU Resource Development Committee gave $1,000

An Anonymous DonorBrian & Carol Bruess gave $10,000
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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.

9 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!

9 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!

9 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! 

9 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!

9 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!

9 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!

10 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!

10 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!

10 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!

10 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!

10 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!

10 days ago by Ted Kain

Donor Map
Class Leaderboard
ClassDonorsRaised ($)Goal (Donors)%
202010$3752050.0%
198927$10,30025108.0%
20240$050.0%
199511$77,7391573.3%
19589$3,3001090.0%
199411$3,7252055.0%
197022$10,7652588.0%
197924$5,8242596.0%
197232$30,2005064.0%
201814$7102556.0%
198727$7,41525108.0%
197715$7,1002075.0%
200831$4,0353588.6%
196415$13,10015100.0%
201113$1,9002065.0%
200214$3,2252556.0%
201614$1,1003046.7%
196924$6,8502596.0%
200311$2,2302055.0%
198416$16,3452080.0%
198030$15,00025120.0%
19574$15,250580.0%
200712$1,7252548.0%
196615$2,47515100.0%
202116$8182564.0%
198239$24,5504097.5%
196516$14,77515106.7%
201223$3,5652592.0%
201049$7,4455098.0%
198619$5,4832095.0%
199613$2,7252552.0%
198127$5,79520135.0%
199819$6,5503063.3%
198817$7,2752085.0%
197115$3,3252560.0%
199921$8,9003070.0%
200012$1,6252548.0%
201416$1,55515106.7%
199216$2,6702564.0%
20049$1,7252045.0%
20018$2,1501553.3%
20195$1,3251050.0%
19618$16,6251553.3%
19605$1,1501050.0%
197529$12,2003096.7%
199323$6,80020115.0%
200523$4,7053565.7%
19566$1,7001060.0%
196810$6,00010100.0%
199719$5,5502095.0%
197326$22,63520130.0%
199127$13,5204067.5%
20067$8701070.0%
197430$15,4703585.7%
20157$1,6001546.7%
20230$050.0%
19553$300560.0%
19593$3201030.0%
19541$251100.0%
20098$2,0451080.0%
19676$6,2251540.0%
198524$5,32515160.0%
197827$6,23020135.0%
19638$1,4005160.0%
201711$1,0002544.0%
201325$8,65025100.0%
19521$1001100.0%
19503$4751300.0%
20223$1151520.0%
20250$050.0%
199029$8,9703582.9%
197626$5,4803086.7%
19627$4,2951546.7%
198356$65,2508367.5%
19510$010.0%
19532$1,200540.0%
20260$050.0%
Reunion 2023 LeaderboardIf the Reunion 2023 classes cumulatively reach 280 donors, the Alumni Board's Resource Development Committee will offer a $1,000 challenge gift!
ClassDonorsRaised ($)Goal (Donors)%
197326$22,63520130.0%
198817$7,2752085.0%
200311$2,2302055.0%
196810$6,00010100.0%
201814$7102556.0%
198356$65,2508367.5%
199819$6,5503063.3%
199323$6,80020115.0%
19638$1,4005160.0%
200831$4,0353588.6%
197827$6,23020135.0%
201325$8,65025100.0%
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Advocates

SJU Alumni Association photo
SJU Alumni Association
matched a total of $140,000
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
matched a total of $75,000
Paul Winter photo
Paul Winter
matched a total of $15,000
Peter Welle photo
Peter Welle
matched a total of $15,000
Jerry Morris photo
Jerry Morris
matched a total of $15,000
Mark Hughes photo
Mark Hughes
matched a total of $10,000
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Denny Schleper
matched a total of $10,000
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
matched a total of $10,000
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Steve Cummings
matched a total of $10,000
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Brian & Carol Bruess
Gave $10,000 during a Challenge!