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Why give?

St. Mary’s has spent more than 160 years committed to shaping ethical leaders through academic excellence and faith formation. Every gift helps support the dynamic education our students seek.

Ways to give Give online

Gifts by mail or phone

St. Mary’s University Advancement
One Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX 78228
To designate your gift, simply write your preferred designation in the memo section of a check or money order.

Give through matching gifts

Many employers offer matching gift programs. If you are unsure whether your company will match your gift, ask your Human Resources department for information.

Give through your life insurance policy or financial accounts

Life insurance policies can be given to St. Mary’s through new or existing policies. You can also designate St. Mary’s as a beneficiary on your policy. Many checking, savings, and brokerage accounts can also be bequeathed to St. Mary’s through a “payable on death” designation for the university. To learn more, visit our planning website.

Give through your will or living trust

Including St. Mary’s in your will or living trust provides significant support to the university and reduces the tax burden on estates and inheritance. Learn more on the planning website.

Give through your savings bonds or retirement benefits

Making a gift through a savings bond will help your fully appreciated savings bond avoid taxes and help to support St. Mary’s. As a partial, primary, or contingency beneficiary of your retirement plan, St. Mary’s will receive your ongoing support. Learn more on the planning website.

Give your stock

The easiest way to make a gift of stock is through your broker by DTC (Depository Trust Company) transfer. For instructions, please contact Ronan McAshan at  210-436-3802 or