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The St. Thomas experience isn't just for students

Tommie Parents and Families

As parents and family members, it’s natural to share in the interests of your children and loved ones. While college is a time to pull back and let your students use their wings, you still want to be a part of the new world they are experiencing.

St. Thomas has resources and opportunities to be involved and support your student’s education. Explore the links on this page to see how.


Chris Fahey

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

Unique opportunities for parents

Parent and Family Philanthropic Council

Experience unique opportunities to engage with university leadership and meet other Tommie parents who share a love for the mission of St. Thomas. 

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.

Parent Giving Trends

Our Tommie parents and families have a long tradition of supporting student success. This tradition, which reaches back more than 100 years, is in part what enables us to make the St. Thomas experience so transformative and valuable for students today and into the future.

We invite you to join other parents in making a gift.

In the past two years, 1,544 parent households with students attending St. Thomas made gifts totaling nearly $3.6 million to support scholarships and other areas that matched their passions. One in three of those parent households supported the university both years. Many parents sign up to make regular sustaining gifts on a monthly or annual basis. We are grateful!


Oct. 4-6, 2024

Family Weekend 2024

Join the St. Thomas community for Family Weekend, Oct. 4-6! Visit with your Tommie, attend special events and get an inside look at the St. Thomas experience. 

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St. Thomas Family Portal

St. Thomas Family Portal is a one-stop place for the information you need to support your student. Your personalized family portal will contain information about events, deadlines, reminders, resources and opportunities to connect with other parents. If you haven't yet, follow the link below to sign-up and set your preferences.