No matter the payment method, your gift goes to work right away. Click on each giving option below to see more information.

Tax ID/EIN: 35-0868158 

Credit Card

Use our secure website to make your gift by credit card or call (800)762-8871. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, and Discover Card.


Please make checks payable to Saint Mary's College and mail to:

Saint Mary's College
Development Office
110 Le Mans Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5001

Giving Through Your IRA

The IRA charitable rollover allows donors to use all or part of their required minimum distribution (up to $100,000 per person per year) to make gifts to Saint Mary's. Donors must take their required minimum distribution at age 72, but talk to us about making a gift before that age.  The IRA Charitable Gift Instructions will help you initiate the process with your advisor.

Giving Society Membership

Show your support for Saint Mary’s by joining one of our giving societies: The Madeleva Society ($1,000 and above annually), Young Madeleva Society (based on graduation year), Tower Society ($500-$999), Avenue Society ($200-$499), or Faithful Giving Society (based on number of giving years). For more information and additional giving societies, visit our giving societies page.

Electronic Funds Transfer

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) makes giving easy and convenient. When you authorize EFT, the College deducts a stated amount ($10 minimum) on the 10th of each month from your bank account. Even a small monthly gift can have a big annual impact.

Madeleva Society
$1,000 annual minimum
$84 per month with EFT

Tower Society
$500 annual minimum
$42 per month with EFT

Avenue Society
$200 annual minimum
$16.70 per month with EFT

To sign up, call (574) 284-4588 or email

Matching Gifts Program

A simple search could help your gift to Saint Mary’s have twice the impact. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs for employees, spouses, and retirees. Visit our matching gift search page to see if your employer participates.

Donor-Advised Funds

Many Saint Mary's supporters make gift recommendations through their donor-advised fund accounts. Whether you already have one or you're just getting started, here's some Donor-Advised Fund Tools to get you started. You can also name Saint Mary's as the beneficiary of the remainder of your account! For more information, contact Lauren at 574-284-4600 or

Reunion Giving

If you’re an alumna, Reunion is the time when you return to campus, relive memories, and renew friendships. It’s also the time when you join with your classmates to make a special Reunion gift. Visit the Reunion Giving page for details on class goals and volunteer opportunities.

Stock Gifts

An outright gift of stock benefits both you and the College. With your written permission, your broker can transfer a stated number of shares electronically to the Saint Mary's College account #NTG-027743 at National Financial Services DTCC #0226. More details and further instructions are available for download on our Stock Transfer Instructions sheet. 

Wire Transfer Gifts

A wire transfer is a quick way to move money electronically from your bank account directly to Saint Mary's. More details and further instructions are available on our Incoming Wire Transfer Instructions sheet.

Planned Giving

Saint Mary's Gift Planning staff are adept at helping donors create creative and tax-friendly ways to give, some of which cost donors nothing right now! These gifts create a stable future for Saint Mary's and establish a legacy for you at the College. To talk with a staff member, contact the Office of Planned Giving at 574-284-4600 or Visit the Planned Giving page for more information.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

If you want to make a gift in honor or in memory of someone else, memorial and tribute gifts can help make it reality. Get more information about these gift opportunities on the Memorial and Tribute Gifts page.


If you are interested in giving an endowed gift or a larger amount, contact a gift officer.