Love St. Ed’s? So do 3,000+ donors and volunteer alumni who give their time, treasure and talent every year to make our programs, buildings and classes great. You’re part of the philanthropy family on the Hilltop – so enjoy these events.

#SEUGIVES Social Media Contest

Participate in Philanthropy Week and play social media bingo to win a stuffed Hilltoper or T-shirt! 

Please check below for instructions on how you can be eligible to win. 


Throughout Student Philanthropy Week from October 16–21 at St. Edward’s University, attend an event and grab a bingo card. Post any of the bingo items to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and tag them #SEUgives.

When you complete a square, put an “X” through it. Complete five squares across, down, or diagonally and turn in your bingo card by Friday, October 20th to the Office of University Advancement (Main Building, 303) to win your own stuffed Hilltopper from the Student Philanthropy Concil. 


Join the Philanthropy Week social media challenge by doing the following: 

  1. Make sure you follow the Alumni Association on Social Media 
  2. Post something that you are grateful for about your St. Edward’s experience. 
  3. Please post a photo and share why you give to St. Edward’s University!

Share your photos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag them #SEUgives. Please make sure your posts are public, otherwise, they won't be eligible to win. 

What is Philanthropy at St. Edward's?

If you love St. Edward’s, you’d love your donors.

The university is able to offer small classes, the best professors and great student opportunities using income from two main resources: tuition and charitable gifts.

Gifts of time, talent and treasure from donors and volunteers help us go above and beyond to provide amazing things like:

  • Scholarships
  • Mentorships or internships
  • Faculty and student research
  • Expert perspectives in class
  • New buildings (and improvements to existing facilities)
  • Campus Ministry programs
  • Campus Recreation and Athletics events
  • And more

What is Advancement?

The Office of University Advancement works with students, alumni, parents and friends of the university for three main reasons:


The extended Hilltopper network wants to engage with students directly – we help create opportunities for them to speak in classes, offer internships, or serve as mentors in other capacities.


We believe in the life-changing St. Edward’s education, but know that fundraising is necessary to help offer the scholarships and programs needed for students from all circumstances to succeed. For this reason, we request gifts of all sizes to support students and help to increase the value of the St. Edward’s degree.


St. Edward’s alumni and family members want to live out the Holy Cross value of community and lifelong learning -- even if they are far from the Hilltop. We provide organized service and social events through alumni chapters, regional networks and affinity groups, in addition to sponsoring events and resources to help the Hilltopper family with professional and personal development.

Philanthropy Week 2017 Events

Monday, October 16
11 am – 2 pm 

Ragsdale Lawn 

Get the Scoop on Philanthropy 

Get the Scoop on Philanthropy! What is Philanthropy? Does it always mean money? What does that mean at St. Edward’s University? Come enjoy ice cream and a photo booth, with a chance to win a prize!

Tuesday, October 17
11 am – 2 pm

Ragsdale Lawn

Trade Up Topper Tuesday
Bring a gently used t-shirt (preferably from a different university) to donate to OptT and Trade UP for some Topper swag. Learn how you can join the Student Philanthropy Council and why all forms of philanthropy are important on the Hilltop! Topper Tuesday in collaboration with Student Life and HillRaisers.

Tuesday, October 17
9 am – 2 pm

Invite Only 

Stewardship Days
Recipients of private donor scholarships will have professional headshots taken and complete a stewardship survey to connect with their benefactors.

Wednesday, October 18
11 am – 2 pm
 (or until cake is gone!) 
Ragsdale Lawn 

Happy 132nd Birthday, St. Edward’s University!  

Enjoy cake from the University Advancement Office, birthday card coloring with Healthy Hilltoppers and Fall into Fitness with Campus Recreation, while we celebrate 132 years on the Hilltop! 

Wednesday, October 18 
7 – 9 pm 

Invite Only  

Dessert with Donors  

Student Leaders are invited to network with select donors and hear why they stay involved with St. Edward’s through time, talent and treasure. 

Thursday, October 19 
11 am – 2 pm 

Ragsdale Lawn 

Thankful Thursday  

Help us say thank you to our donors! Learn about Stewardship at St. Edward’s and how saying ‘thank you’ is good for the mind with Healthy Hilltoppers!

Friday, October 20
7:45 – 10 am 

Parking Garage 
Fondren Hall
Munday Library 

Coffee and Donuts  

Enjoy Coffee and Donuts on your way in to work or class! Say hello to the University Advancement Staff!