Giving Opportunities

 Thank you for Giving

We are building something truly special here in Minnesota! And we are grateful for the generosity of our alumni and friends who have supported our goals with their time and talents. To continue our work, we invite you to explore giving to the following funds. Thank you in advance for your support!

Give to the School of Engineering, available funds:

Engineering Student Excellence Fund

Our engineering and software students are active in a broad range of activities, from cutting-edge research to national student competitions.  The Engineering Student Excellence Fund helps to ensure that they have the right equipment and resources to make the most of their experience at St. Thomas and develop the skills necessary for success in the future.

Peace Engineering Fund

For over a decade the Peace Engineering Fund has enabled engineering students to work with entrepreneurial communities in the developing world.  And together with the people of these communities, St Thomas students use their engineering skills to create sustainable food, water and energy technology solutions to create a more peaceful and just world. 

Ronald Bennett Engineering Board of Governors Scholarship Fund

Four-year Ronald Bennett Board of Governors Scholarships are awarded to outstanding incoming freshmen who embody the ideals of St Thomas' engineering through their work in the classroom, outside of class and in the community.  The fund helps to provide access to students who not only excel in academics, but who also understand that it is the breadth of one's work that will transform him or her into a great engineer and citizen of the world.

Center for Engineering Education Fund

Engineering education provides teachers and to-be-teachers with an engaging, authentic integrated STEM knowledge base with a focus on engineering education. The capacity to accelerate every learner’s capabilities, interest and identity in STEM education is filled when educators have the financial support needed.

Engineering STEPS Program

The STEPS program is for 6th- and 8th-grade students to engage and energize their interests in Science and Engineering.  The program fund has supported the cost of the STEPS program for more than 2,000 students in the Twin Cities.

Engineering memorial scholarships honor those people who have been part of the School of Engineering community.

Aaron was a junior majoring in electrical engineering, class of 2013. He graduated from Hastings Senior High School.

Marlene was the student services coordinator in the School of Engineering and worked at St. Thomas many years.

You can give online by filling out the form on this page or clicking on any of the fund or scholarship designations listed above. Online giving is a convenient way to make a one-time gift to any designation.

You can also give by an electronic funds transfer (EFT) or by mailing your gift:

Electronic Funds Transfer
Alumni can have gifts withdrawn from a personal or professional bank account or credit card and directed to a St. Thomas giving designation by an electronic funds transfer (EFT). Give a fixed amount monthly for a specific period or an indefinite period. To initiate an EFT, complete the Giving Form and mail it to: Development Office, University of St. Thomas, P.O. Box 64947, St. Paul, MN 55164-0947. Questions? Contact the gifts officer for the School of Engineering, Curt Kietzer at or 651-962-6913.

Mailing Gift
If you would like to send a check to make your gift, please complete the Giving Form‌ and mail it to: Development Office, University of St. Thomas, P.O. Box 64947, Saint Paul, MN 55164-0947.

Matching Gifts Can Double Your Impact
Please check with your company’s Human Resources office to find out if it has a matching-gift program. For a quick search to learn more, including if your company has a program, and your eligibility, visit

Contact Information

To learn more about ways to give or for a more detailed description of the activities supported by these funds, please contact Dr. Don Weinkauf, Dean of the School of Engineering at or (651) 962-5760. Or contact the gift officer for the School of Engineering, Curt Kietzer at or 651-962-6913.