HCH Stewardship Card 2022-2023Many students who embark on their hilltop journeys are only able to do so thanks to donors like you. We are deeply grateful for your support — and for showing our students that their successes are worth your investment.

Thank you for empowering Hilltoppers from all backgrounds to explore, learn and reach new heights of success during the 2022-2023 academic year. We are privileged to share your impact as a member of the St. Edward's University donor family. 

Keep reading to discover the impact of gifts of time at events, gifts of talent from volunteers, and gifts of treasure from donors. 

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Thank You For Uplifting Students Like Us

Stephany Merchan

Dear St. Ed's Donors,

I'm Stephany, a freshman Psychology major, and I really want to thank you for making a gift to St. Ed's! Without donors like you, I wouldn't have been able to attend such a prestigious school and achieve all the goals I have. Your generosity gave me the opportunity to obtain a higher education — and gave my parents the opportunity of graduating college through me. Thank you again for everything you do!

Best wishes,
Stephany Merchàn '26

Cullen Ainsworth

Dear Hilltopper Athletics Donor,

Playing Baseball was the reason I came to St. Edward's, and I'm so happy I got the opportunity. I feel like I'm part of something much bigger than a college Baseball team. I've made some of the best memories of my life and have accomplished things I will never forget. I want to thank you and all of the generous Athletics donors who support our programs and student-athletes. We are all thankful for your help with our collegiate endeavors.

Toppers Up!
Cullen Ainsworth '23

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Donor Impacts · 2022-2023

Gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure

Gifts of Time 2022-2023
Gifts of Talent 2022-2023
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Scholarships and Student Aid

Scholarships and Student Aid Stats 2022-2023
Contributions by Area 2022-2023

When you give to St. Edward's, you give the gift of educational access and equity — especially to the 33% of Hilltoppers who qualify for federal Pell grants, an indicator of the highest financial need. This year, 1,193 donors directed their gifts toward student scholarships and grants.

Your generosity ensures that talented students from all backgrounds can pursue life-changing opportunities on the hilltop regardless of their financial circumstances. Thank you!

Hilltopper Athletics

Hilltopper Athletics Stats 2022-2023
Contributions by Sport 2022-2023

For the second year in a row, Topper Nation officially stomped St. Mary's in the Battle of the Saints Giving Challenge! Thanks to our donor community, we scored the Saints Cup and raised $33,500 from 219 donors. We can't thank you enough for joining the challenge and standing behind our unstoppable student-athletes! The Battle of the Saints Giving Challenge tradition is here to stay, so keep those Toppers Up — we'll need you on our team again for 2024!