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Give SOT Day

Give SOT Day - $20,000 match


What was it?

'Give SOT Day,' 11/16/16, was 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 secured additional funds from a matching pool. Any sized gift made on Nov. 16 will unlocked the match! Last years match was for up to $50,000. We can only unlock this money, though, through gifts made on Nov. 16.

Why we chose Nov. 16?

Many are familiar with the great focus that comes on philanthropy during 'Give to the Max' day, as it took place on Nov. 17 last year. While we valued any opportunity for donors to support the non-profits they care about, we are shined our spotlight solely on 'Give SOT Day' on Nov. 16, and not on the 'Give to the Max' platform the next day. Here were 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 on our give online form, 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 received gifts through, Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary did not receive the listing of donors and gift amounts for several weeks. When you give through the SOT giving page, we knew immediately when you made a gift and can acted on that. Without this information, we were unable to thank you, and you may receive more solicitations from us in the weeks following.

Why it's important?

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.

Donate Now!

How our supporters helped: 
  1. Made a gift on Nov. 16. Here is the link to do so.
  2. Spread the word.
  3. Forwarded our FB posts or tweets about 'Give SOT Day' to your family and friends.

 Thank you for making it a tremendous success!