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Give SOT Day

Give SOT Day - $20,000 match

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What is it? 'Give SOT Day,' 11/16/16, is a one-day fundraising event aimed at mobilizing Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary (SOT) alumni, parents, and friends in support of the school. All gifts made to the Annual Fund  on 'Give SOT Day' will secure additional funds from a matching pool. Any sized gift made on Nov. 11 will unlock the match! There is matching money for up to $50,000. We can only unlock this money, though, through gifts made on Nov. 16.

Why are we doing it on Nov. 16? Many are familiar with the great focus that comes on philanthropy during 'Give to the Max' day, taking place on Nov. 17 this year. While we value any opportunity for donors to support the non-profits they care about, we are shining our spotlight solely on 'Give SOT Day' on Nov. 16, and not on the 'Give to the Max' platform the next day. Here are our reasons:

  • GiveMN (which sponsors 'Give to the Max Day) charges an expense fee of 4.9% of each gift received, reducing the overall gift we receive from you. When you give directly at, the processing fee is less than half that amount.
  • We like to thank donors in a timely fashion and put your gifts to work immediately. When we receive gifts through, Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary does not receive the listing of donors and gift amounts for several weeks. When you give through the SOT giving page, we know immediately when you make a gift and can act on that. Without this information, we are unable to thank you, and you may receive more solicitations from us in the weeks following.

 Why it's important to the SOT and its goals: 100% of the students on campus this Fall are recipients of scholarship aid. A successful 'Give SOT Day' and Annual Fund year can really impact our efforts to keep the SOT experience accessible for students and our communities.

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How you can help:  

  1. Make a gift on Nov. 16. Here is the link to do so.
  2. Spread the word.
  3. For those of you active on Facebook or Twitter, forward our FB posts or tweets about 'Give SOT Day' to your family and friends.

 Thank you!