The Holy Family Fund addresses both immediate and long-term needs of the seminary. Each year, the seminary will receive a distribution from the Holy Family Fund in an amount between 5% and 10% of the rolling average of the market value of the fund from the prior twelve quarters. The continual generosity of donors will sustain this fund for the long-term benefit of the seminary.
The Seminary’s endowment funds provide monetary support to ensure the quality of priestly formation at the Seminary.
Each January, our seminarians in their final year of formation and education encounter Christ in a new way. While walking in the footsteps of Jesus during the annual Holy Land Retreat and Pilgrimage, Scripture comes alive for the seminarian and he can never read or pray the same again. His everyday prayer and everyday preaching are more fruitful as he serves the people as a future parish priest. Friends of the seminary have an opportunity to sponsor a deacon on this journey of faith.
The Faith for the Future Campaign was launched to improve the quality of education and living accommodations for the next generation of seminarians. Donors to the campaign have enabled the Seminary to address infrastructure concerns and building enhancements at our home in Shrewsbury and significantly increase the endowment to support the operational needs of the Seminary.
Does your company have a Matching Gift program? Pursuing a matching gift is an easy way to maximize your donation to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. The link provides a list of corporations that have matched donations to the Seminary in the past. If you see your employer on the list, please consider submitting a matching gift form along with your contribution.
Each year, parishioners in the Archdiocese of St. Louis contribute to the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA). The ACA offers assistance to various programs and ministries within the Archdiocese- including Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. By making a pledge to the ACA, faithful Catholics have the ability to support those who serve and are served within the Archdiocese of St. Louis each and every day. You may also be able to maximize the value of your ACA gift with a matching gift to approved institutions – like the Seminary. Please check the ACA’s matching gift website and your company for further details.
Tribute or memorial gifts are a special way to support a worthy cause while paying tribute to a special person in your life. If you desire, the Seminary will inform the honoree or a designated family member of your gift (amount is not disclosed). When you make your contribution, simply provide the name of the person being honored as well as the contact information for the person who should be acknowledged.