Giving Day 2023: Throw Me Something, Mister!

$120,870
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120% of $100,000 goal
391
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $20

Juan Serrato photoJuan Serrato matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 2000

Ahmed AlRawi photoAhmed AlRawi matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Alumni Association Annual Scholarship

An Anonymous DonorCeltic Valor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000Just for Kitowski Celtic Valor Endowment

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies Scholarships

An Anonymous DonorRichard Sindelar matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Center for International Studies Endowment

An Anonymous DonorGreg and Cheri Hartford, '68-'69 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Center for Thomistic Studies Scholarships
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An Anonymous DonorRuth and Clarence Metzger gave $5,000 because 200 donors gaveJust for Alumni
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About


One of the remarkable traits of our University is our spirit of community. This spirit began with the founding faculty, staff and students at University of St. Thomas, and our time-honored Mardi Gras traditions play a part in the story. 

In 1947, the first Mardi Gras dance was held in the small ballroom on the 3rd floor of Link-Lee Mansion. By 1950, Mardi Gras at UST had grown into a “Mardi Gras Extravaganza” held at the Sam Houston Coliseum with 15,000 attendees. University President Fr. Vincent J. Guinan used his Hollywood connections to recruit celebrities to serve as honorary kings and queens. The likes of Pat O’Brien, Ann Blyth and Bob Hope traveled to Houston to serve in these roles.

With these Mardi Gras Extravaganzas, the young University of St. Thomas rose in prominence as newspapers and community leaders assisted in promoting the event.

Today, the 5th Annual Giving Day is being held on Fat Tuesday, February 21, as a tribute to our Mardi Gras legacy. Like our Mardi Gras traditions, UST Giving Days bring our entire community, far and wide, together on one day in support of our University.

Will you join us this Giving Day by supporting a cause that is meaningful to you? 


What is Giving Day?

Giving Day is a 24-hour online giving challenge where students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and friends come together to make a difference in the lives of UST students.

What forms of payment can I use online?

You can give online with PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Credit Card, or Bank Transfer.

Can I send my gift  via mail?

Yes! Checks sent with “Giving Day” in the memo will be counted! You may mail your donation to: University of St. Thomas, Office of University Advancement, 3800 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX, 77006

Are there other forms of payment? 

Yes, of course! All donors are welcome to make their gift by calling the Office of University Advancement at 713-525-3100. 

I still have questions. 

For additional questions, please contact the Office of University Advancement at give@stthom.edu or 713-525-3100. 


🎉 Create an account at givecampus.com – or if you already have one, log in! (Note: you do not need to have an account to make your gift.)

💸  Make your own gift to UST Giving Day! You can even challenge fellow alumni or donors to a specific designation, making your gift go even further.

📲 Share the #USTGivingDay page! The built-in sharing buttons on the campaign page generate a link that is unique to you. Share what UST means to you using the #USTGivingDay and #ThrowMeSomethingMister hashtags! 

🎥 Film a personal plea video (use your phone or webcam!) asking fellow alumni, faculty, staff, and friends to join #USTGivingDay! Share it on the Giving Day page and your social media. 

🛠 Become an Advocate – An easy way to spread the word about Giving Day! View the Advocates tab of the Giving Day page for instructions.

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Class Years
Class YearsDonorsRaised ($)
20132$50
19891$500
19921$500
20215$1,800
19270$0
20112$125
19470$0
19650$0
20185$160
19911$100
19681$10,000
19560$0
19790$0
19360$0
19410$0
19770$0
19540$0
20083$225
20060$0
19380$0
19350$0
20025$850
19340$0
19630$0
19800$0
19580$0
19870$0
20141$200
20102$60
19490$0
19750$0
19440$0
19280$0
19741$250
20033$300
19760$0
19400$0
19521$100
19850$0
19961$25
19600$0
19953$1,575
19480$0
19420$0
20161$100
19642$125
19721$100
19300$0
19811$25
19730$0
19510$0
19662$200
19980$0
20196$625
19330$0
20173$200
19860$0
20209$1,395
19460$0
19290$0
19591$500
20004$1,600
20093$200
20016$1,525
19691$75
19430$0
19500$0
20124$1,260
19832$350
20046$1,255
19712$125
19973$250
19941$250
19702$600
19932$75
19841$100
20156$670
19614$5,250
19820$0
19390$0
20072$300
20054$1,200
19902$233
19880$0
19310$0
19320$0
19530$0
19450$0
19550$0
19370$0
19781$25
19674$800
19995$1,375
19621$100
20227$400
19570$0
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Book icon4%Students
Parent icon7%Parents
Suitcase icon17%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon18%Friends
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Greg and Cheri Hartford, '68-'69 photo
Greg and Cheri Hartford, '68-'69
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Dawn Smith Koenning photo
generated 14 clicks and 5 gifts, totaling $5,800
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Ruth and Clarence Metzger
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Mallory Peterson photo
generated 99 clicks and 11 gifts, totaling $3,375
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Anonymous
Heart icon matched a total of $2,500
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Celtic Valor
Heart icon matched a total of $2,000
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Heart icon matched a total of $1,000
generated 9 clicks
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Heart icon matched a total of $1,000
generated 2 clicks
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Richard Sindelar
Heart icon matched 1 gift for a total of $1,000
Community Advocates photo
generated 381 clicks and 7 gifts, totaling $560