Your support of St. Patrick’s today ensures a rich Catholic heritage for your children and grandchildren in the Church tomorrow.

St. Patrick’s Seminary seeks to serve the Roman Catholic Church by forming priests whose lives are configured to the sacrifice of Jesus, rooted in His Word and Sacrament, and dedicated to serve the people of God with the pastoral charity of Christ.

St. Patrick’s Seminary embraces the long tradition of forming outstanding men for the priesthood. We foster parishes and communities in the act of charitable giving. We are a seminary that seeks to better itself through our programs and curriculum and investment in extraordinary seminarians, faculty and administrators.  The community’s generous support is crucial to our remaining a proven leader in Catholic Seminaries.

Above all St. Patrick’s Seminary is a work in progress. We have had great success in the past, but excellence means taking the lead in keeping up with the needs of our seminarians and faculty in a rapidly changing world.

Ways to Give

St. Patrick’s Seminary & University is truly grateful for your support. When you make a gift, you join a growing number of individuals and families who value the academic, spiritual and co-curricular education being offered here.

There are a number of ways to contribute:

Online - Make a gift or pledge via credit card using our secure online system.

By Phone - Make a gift or pledge by contacting Martha Sheridan (650) 289-3355

By Mail - Make checks payable to St. Patrick’s Seminary and mail to:

Advancement Office St. Patrick’s Seminary & University 320 Middlefield Rd. Menlo Park, CA 94025


Memorial Fund 

Our St. Patrick's Memorial Fund was established as a way to thoughtfully express sympathies, encourage prayer for the deceased, and perpetuate our faith with the support of the St. Patrick's Seminary mission. 

Please donate here.

Gifts of Stock / Annuities

If you would like to make a gift of stock, all transfers are handled through the Archdiocese of San Francisco. The transfer instructions include all of the information needed to get you started. Please inform us of the company name and number of shares being donated for acknowledgment and tracking purposes.

If you have any questions, please contact the Advancement Office.

Charitable IRA Rollover

If your IRA's required minimum distribution (RMD) is causing you to pay higher taxes even if you don't need the money, then a Charitable IRA Rollover may be the answer. It allows anyone aged 70½ and older to make direct transfers of up to $100,000 per year from individual retirement accounts to qualified charities without having to count the transfers as income for federal tax purposes, yet are eligible to be counted toward an individual’s required minimum distribution. 

If it sounds interesting, please contact Advancement Office to learn more.

In Your Will

To ensure a strong future for St. Patrick’s Seminary & University, the institution and its mission is reliant upon the generosity of others, today and tomorrow. There are numerous Planned Giving options by which donors may leave a legacy of support in their will that can have a positive impact on generations of seminarians to come. Remembering St. Patrick’s in your estate plans can also assist in meeting your financial and tax-planning needs. Whether through bequests, charitable remainder trusts, or other means, gifting St. Patrick’s through Planned Giving is a wonderful way to fulfill your philanthropic wishes and honor a lifetime of generosity.

Those who have designated St. Patrick’s in their estate plans are recognized as members of the Archbishop Riordan Legacy Society.

We encourage you to contact the Advancement Office, which can assist in answering any questions you may have. 

Matching Gifts

Many corporations will match philanthropic donations made by their employees. This is a great way to maximize your gift.  You could possibly double your gift with a corporate match. Simply send us the appropriate paperwork from your employer’s human resources or personnel department, and your gift to St. Patrick’s will be matched according to your company's guidelines.

Gifts In-Kind

We are pleased to receive gifts of goods or services that may provide budgetary savings to the school or fulfill a particular departmental need.  Document your donation via an In-Kind Donation form and remit to the Advancement Office. We recommend you consult your tax advisor to explore the tax benefits specific to such a gift.

No-Cost Fundraising Programs

Alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends of St. Patrick’s Seminary & University are encouraged to support the seminary through Amazon Smile. This program incurs no additional cost to you beyond the goods or services you are purchasing, but have the potential to yield tremendous benefit to St. Patrick’s seminarians.

Your Amazon purchases can support St. Patrick’s Seminary & University. Simply shop through smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to St. Patrick’s. You'll be prompted to select a charitable organization on your first visit to the site. We are listed as St. Patrick’s Seminary & University, Menlo Park.