Frequently Asked Questions About Giving
St. John’s College currently has one tax identification number per campus:
Annapolis Tax ID: 52-0591421
Santa Fe Tax ID: 85-0162247
You can send your gifts via regular U.S. Mail to the following address:
St. John’s College Advancement
PO Box 715905
Philadelphia, PA 19171-5905
For overnight or express mail, please use this address:
Wells Fargo Bank
Attn: St. John’s College Lockbox 75905
7175 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
Details on giving gifts of securities and instructions on how to wire a gift to St. John’s College can be found on our How to Give page.
The Annual Fund provides nearly $3 million annually for the two campuses, supporting financial aid, academic excellence, and student life. Gifts to the Annual Fund have an immediate impact and enable the college to provide access and programs beyond what other sources of revenue would provide.
St. John’s offers many opportunities to address the priorities that speak to your heart at gift levels that are right for you. To ensure that your gift goes to work right away, the best option is our Annual Fund, which consists of five separate funds. The Fund for St. John’s supports the entire St. John’s experience, while other funds are designed to specifically support scholarships, tutors, the Graduate Institute, or our campus libraries.
With a commitment of $50,000, you can also establish your own scholarship, which will bear your name or the name of a loved one.
To permanently shape the future of St. John’s, consider establishing a new endowment with a minimum gift of $50,000. An endowed gift can support almost any aspect of the St. John’s experience you can imagine, and we will be happy to walk you through the process of creating something extraordinary.
The St. John’s Endowment is a collection of nearly 500 individual funds that have been established over the years by alumni and friends of St. John’s College. Some of these funds support multiple priorities; others support highly specific interests. Together they serve as a permanent source of financial support for the college.
In many ways the St. John’s Endowment is similar to a retirement plan, in that contributions are invested in order to achieve long-term growth and provide an annual stream of investment income. This steady, dependable, and—most importantly—enduring stream of revenue helps maintain St. John’s more affordable price structure so the college can deliver the Program without continually raising tuition.
Freeing Minds is expected to boost the St. John’s Endowment by $200 million, which will provide the college with $10 million or more a year, every year, in perpetuity.
St. John’s recognizes those who have provided for the college in their estates through the Tocqueville Society. The college offers a variety of ways to participate in planned giving through bequests, trusts, annuities, etc.
Although gifts to the Annual Fund support important campus improvement and maintenance projects that enhance community life, they do not fund major renovations. For these projects, the college relies on the generosity of donors who seek to build community in a special way. More information on these opportunities, including the transformation of Mellon Hall in Annapolis, can be found on our campus improvements page.
Please visit community.stjohnscollege.edu/giving to make a tribute gift. Once you enter the gift amount, select “The Fund for St. John’s” or another fund and click “add donation.” At that point you will be asked for more details, including information about the person you wish to remember.
Yes! In fact, estate gifts, including bequests, life insurance, and retirement plans, account for more than 20 percent of our campaign commitments. Visit our gift planning site for more information on supporting the campaign and our students with a future gift.