Financial Report


Joe Mucha '66Total Giving

Saint John's had another solid year in fundraising for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, raising $19.2 million in gifts and pledges, which includes $15.5 for the University and $3.7 for the Abbey. Since the beginning of the capital campaign Forward Ever Forward on July 1, 2008, Saint John's has raised approximately $121.3 million.

Joe Mucha '66
Chair, Board of Trustees

Total Giving by Year



Dan Whalen '70Annual Giving

This past year, Saint John's achieved notable results with our Annual Fund campaigns, raising $4 million in unrestricted annual gifts. This included $2.95 million for the College of Arts & Sciences Student Fund, which was its highest ever, and all-time records for the School of Theology and Seminary ($345,937), the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library ($237,549) and the Abbey ($463,750).

In addition to unrestricted Annual Fund gifts, Saint John's University raised $3 million in restricted annual gifts and the Abbey raised $355,657. This brings the total restricted and unrestricted annual giving to $7.3 million for Saint John's University and Abbey.

Dan Whalen '70
Chair, Resource Development Committee

Annual Giving


Tom Schnettler '79Investment Report

I am pleased to report the Saint John's investment portfolio had an impressive return of 17.3 percent for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. Many individual funds had positive returns, and most outperformed their respective benchmarks. Our performance slightly underperformed the blended benchmark due to the inability of certain private investments to keep pace with the strong returns of the public market. On an annualized basis, our portfolio has been in line with the blended benchmark for the 10-year period. Our returns also compare favorably with peer colleges and universities.

The fund balance for Saint John's endowment increased significantly from $152.2 million on July 1, 2013 to $168.9 million for the year ending June 30, 2014. This increase was the result of the combination of new gifts to the endowment and investment returns exceeding the draw from the endowment.

Tom Schnettler '79
Chair, Investment Committee

Investment Report



Who Gave

Gifts to the University and Abbey from all sources totaled more than $19 million in fiscal year 2014.
Who Gave


The Student Fund

The Student Fund provides vital support for student scholarships and financial aid.

The Student Fund