Campaign Celebrates Successes, Sets Sights on Renovations

Thanks to the generous support of benefactors, SLUH has experienced remarkable campaign progress. Some successes include:


  • $12M+ added to Endowment
  • Enhanced annual giving and support for annual giving events that support current year financial aid


  • Launched College Counseling Department with 4 College Counselors and array of programming; sustaining salaries and expenses of College Counseling Department. Simultaneously created capacity in Student Counseling Department to prioritize student holistic health and well-being.
  • Created Learning Center and Curriculum Outreach Program
  • Expanded retreat programs in Campus Ministry
  • Created Sophomore Service and Junior Retreat Program for all students; increased number of students attending Kairos.
  • Established Director of Global Education
  • Launched Arabic Language and Culture Studies; sustaining salaries and expenses.
  • Developed New Immersion Partnerships with Jesuit Schools in Columbia and Taiwan; service opportunities at multiple international locations
  • Hired a Director of the Innovation Lab
  • Facilitated Comprehensive Curriculum Review, interdepartmental professional development, and
  • Expanded capacity of Advancement Department and developed a major gift program.


  • Renovated Science Labs
  • Created the James Guth Costigan ‘62 Innovation Lab (5,200 SF Maker space, robotics lab to anchor STEM programming) by repurposing existing space
  • Acquisition and Renovation of Madonna della Strada Retreat Center
  • Nearly $4.25 million committed to renovating the Chapel and surrounding corridors (northern half of Backer Memorial building)


Moving forward, SLUH seeks to secure funding for several important projects to realize its 21st century campus vision, including:

  • The J. Anthony '57 and Donna M. Dill Center for Academic Success
  • Renovation of SLUH’s chapel and David J. and Kelly E. Laughlin Campus Ministry Center
  • Build the endowment to ensure our commitment to need-blind admission and meeting 100 percent of demonstrated need from students (currently more than $4 million/year)
  • $60,640,323
  • $70,000,000

In the News

Summer in South America
  • Global Education
  • Student Life

This summer Casimir Magruder ‘21 and Jack Rosenstengel ’21 studied at SLUH’s Jesuit partner school in Bucaramanga, Colombia for six weeks.

Nine Jr. Bills Complete STARS Program

Nine students successfully completed a competitive summer program working with leading researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Going the Distance
  • Student Life

The Jr. Bills-led team earned two awards at the 14th annual Missouri SuperMileage Challenge.

Entrepreneur at Heart
  • Alumni

A cardiologist by trade, Dr. Jerry Dwyer '75 embodies an entrepreneurial mindset in a multitude of pursuits. 

East-West Solidarity
  • Alumni
  • Global Education
  • Student Life

SLUH's Chinese program remains one of the longest standing programs in the Midwest – and, given China’s global influence, it is exceedingly relevant.

Mind Over Matter
  • Counseling

Tim Curdt '90, Director of SLUH's Learning Center, discusses how SLUH is applying the latest brain-based research to its curriculum and support services.

Going Forth into Our Third Century
  • Advancement
  • Features
  • Go Forth

SLUH celebrated 200 years of excellence with the announcement of Go Forth, a campaign investing $70 million in financial accessibility, program excellence and a 21st century campus.

Global Solidarity
  • Features
  • Global Education

The senior class put solidarity in action this January in St. Louis and beyond, providing more than 30,000 hours of community service at 66 sites in five countries.

Go Forth Inspires Transformational Giving
  • Advancement
  • Alumni
  • Go Forth

Tony '57 and Donna Dill are making The J. Anthony '57 and Donna M. Dill Center for Academic Success a reality through their extraordinary generosity.