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Parents with their daughter on graduation day

Parent and Family Philanthropic Council

The Parent and Family Philanthropic Council is a dedicated community of St. Thomas families who are passionate about advancing the mission of St. Thomas for their students and future Tommies. 

Council members receive invitations to special events featuring key university leaders, where they have the opportunity to socialize and build relationships with fellow Tommie families. All members have made a significant financial commitment to St. Thomas.

Last year, 846 parent households donated gifts of all sizes, totaling nearly $2.5M to support current and future Tommies.

Thank you to all our current Parent and Family Philanthropic Council members. We greatly appreciate your support of St. Thomas and our students.


Chris Fahey

Director of Parent and Family Giving
Chris Fahey is Director of Parent and Family Giving
Phone Number
(651) 962-6897

Benefits of Participating

A significant contribution to the university opens the door to these opportunities.
  • Network with other St. Thomas parents
  • Receive an inside look at the university
  • Meet campus leaders
  • Attend special in-person events and webinars
  • Further the mission of St. Thomas
  • Make an impact on St. Thomas students!
A graph showing parents commitments by giving categories with Colleges at 7%, Athletics at 7%, Buildings at 53%, Scholarships at 28%, Parents Fund at 2% and University Programs at 3%

Class of 2024 Capstone Gift

Our Tommie parents and families have a long tradition of supporting the success of our students. It is because of this support from our parents and families over the last 100+ years that the student experience at St. Thomas is so impactful and life-changing.

As your student prepares for their graduation, we ask you to consider making a capstone gift – a gift in honor of your graduating student. Your student has benefitted from this kind of generosity as a Tommies and we hope you will pass along this opportunity to the next generation!

To explore opportunities for making a capstone gift with an even greater impact, please contact Chris Fahey directly at chris.fahey@stthomas.edu or 651-962-6897.

Make A Gift Today
Students and families mingle outside of the ASC for Family Weekend

Oct. 4-6

Family Weekend

Join us for Family Weekend Oct. 4-6! Families of current students are invited to visit for a weekend full of events to connect with your student, engage in activities and enjoy campus.

Upcoming Members Events

Stay tuned for upcoming events! 

Interested in attending? Complete the Parent and Family Philanthropic Council interest form and we will be in touch!

St. Thomas already boasts impressive Engineering facilities; we are pleased to be able to donate to the new Schoenecker Center and for the opportunities it will provide to current and future Tommies.

Angelena and Henry Blattner, P`24