FAQ


What is St. Louis U. High Day?

The 3rd Annual St. Louis U. High Day celebrates the founding of our ancestor school, Saint Louis Academy, on November 16, 1818. These days of giving support the Jr. Bill Fund (formerly the Annual Fund), which makes the full SLUH experience accessible to our students receiving financial aid. Supporters of SLUH, especially our alumni, are encouraged to not only make a birthday gift to SLUH today, but to participate in the "SLUH Day Challenge" by recording a video and posting it to social media.


Why is St. Louis U. High Day so important?

Simply put: the young men of St. Louis U. High rely on this support. This year, direct financial aid is expected to rise about 7% to nearly $4.4 million, awarded to 40% of the student body. These awards range from $1,000 to full tuition of $18,000. The financial aid program of SLUH is unmatched in the area but relies on the generosity of alumni, parents, and friends to remain so generous. This is our mission: to serve young men based on their ability to succeed and not their economic circumstances.

Our goal this year is to raise $325,000 in gifts and pledges. Our Jr. Bills need your help!


Why make a tribute gift?

We're encouraging everyone to not just make a donation, but to make it in honor or memory of someone who made your SLUH experience unforgettable, like your favorite teacher, a Jesuit mentor, or a coach that pushed you to achieve your potential. After you do, consider uploading a video to social media to share why you're giving and use #sluhday so we can light up social media.

"I'm {name}, SLUH Class of {year}, and I just made my birthday gift to SLUH for St. Louis U. High Day in honor of {name}, who {reason why}. I nominate {names of 3 - 5 classmates or friends} to make their gift at sluhday.sluh.org and post their own video. Happy Birthday to SLUH!"


Can I make a pledge?

Yes. Fill out the pledge form and members of the SLUH Advancement team will add your gift to the totals. Be sure to include your class year and address to ensure your gift is included in the Class Leaderboard and the heat map. You may be contacted to confirm or clarify your gift. If you have any questions, please contact John Penilla '99, Director of Alumni & Parent Giving, at jpenilla@sluh.org.

Pledged gifts will be uploaded periodically to the page. Although your name will appear with an amount, you will not have been charged and will receive reminders to fulfill your gift in the coming weeks/months.


When is St. Louis U. High Day?

St. Louis U. High Day is on November 12-14, 2020. Donations officially open at 6:18 p.m. on November 12.


Who can donate?

Anyone may donate. Donations through the St. Louis U. High Day online portal to charitable nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded. Contributions may be made via credit and debit card only. Donations will be formally acknowledged by St. Louis U. High with a receipt and thank-you letter.


Who will receive my contact information?

St. Louis U. High will have access to your name and email address. This information is used solely to send thank you messages, provide the option to receive future notifications, and to notify you of future activities.


Can I make donations via a mobile device?

Yes! Simply visit https://www.sluhday.sluh.org on your mobile device. Mobile payment options, including Apple Pay, are available.


Can I pre-schedule a donation for St. Louis U. High Day?

You cannot pre-schedule your St. Louis U. High Day gift, but you may make a donation to a participating nonprofit before or after the St. Louis U. High Day. In order for your donation to be counted towards prize incentives awarded on St. Louis U. High Day it must be made between midnight at 11:59 p.m. on November 12-14, 2020.


What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is a nonprofit giving platform that helps nonprofits to raise money, engage donors and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab offers a full portfolio of simple and easy to use products that allows organizations to function in a more streamlined manner.


Do I need to create an account with GiveGab?

No. You do not need to create an account to make a donation. The benefits of creating an account include having your tax receipts collected in one location, being able to track your donations, follow the charities you support, and engage in future volunteering and donations. Your tax receipt is emailed immediately upon processing your donation. To claim a donation as a deduction on U.S. taxes, you should retain the donation receipt as an official record.