Giving Report & Honor Roll


President Michael Hemesath

Many have told me of the gratitude they feel for Saint John’s. As one alumnus recently wrote, “I am indebted to the SJU community and the monks. Without their support, I would not be who I am today.” 

As president, I am very grateful to all alumni and friends who have stepped forward to support Saint John’s with their financial and volunteer contributions. This report, entitled Gratitude, highlights all donors to Saint John’s University during the 2016-2017 fiscal year, which concluded June 30, 2017. 

Join us to Celebrate on October 6 

At Homecoming on Friday, October 6, we will announce the results of the most ambitious capital campaign in Saint John’s history, Forward Ever Forward. I invite you to join alums and friends to celebrate the fruits of that campaign, including the dedication of the newly renovated Alcuin Library and the new Dietrich Reinhart Learning Commons. Visit this site for the Friday evening schedule and to RSVP for the celebration. 

Your continued support for Saint John’s is critically important. Our traditional living endowment – the monastic community of Saint John’s – continues to provide spiritual sustenance; however, the 124 members can no longer provide the same level of financial support that marked the first century and a half of Saint John’s existence. 

To ensure Saint John’s thrives to educate great Johnnies – in the Benedictine tradition – for a world that surely needs them, we need your support to make Saint John’s accessible and affordable, just as the contributions of monks did for so many of us. 

Please enjoy this Gratitude report, and thank you again for everything you do for Saint John’s! 

Sincerely,
Michael Hemesath '81
President