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 serves 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 provides an outstanding curriculum in order to prepare our seminarians, with an exceptional 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 continues to grow, in our enrollment numbers, in the quality of education our seminarians receive and the quality of our faculty. Our great success is due to the high standards in which 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 grateful for your support. Your gift today makes a difference, and helps support the academic, spiritual and pastoral education offered to our seminarians the future leaders of the Catholic Church.

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 Attention: Martha Sheridan St. Patrick’s Seminary & University 320 Middlefield Rd. Menlo Park, CA 94025


Memorial Fund 

Our St. Patrick's Memorial Fund is a way to thoughtfully express your sympathy, 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, contact us to provide you with the necessary documents. Once the transfer is complete we will acknowledge your donation. All transfers are handled through the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Please contact Martha Sheridan in the Advancement Office: 650-289-3355.

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 73 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, the institution and its mission is reliant upon your generosity today and tomorrow. There are numerous Planned Giving options by which you may leave a legacy of support in your will that will have a positive impact on generations of seminarians. 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 great 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 Martha Sheridan in the  Advancement Office, she can assist you in answering any questions you may have. 

Matching Gifts

Many corporations will match philanthropic donations made by their employees. This is an easy and great way to maximize your gift. You may 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 seminary 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 Program

Alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends of St. Patrick’s Seminary are encouraged to support the seminary via our St. Patrick's Day of Giving. Every year we hold our annual day of giving in March. As an ambassador to St. Patrick's you have the potential to yield tremendous benefit to our seminarians. Or simply support our seminarian ambassadors during our week long appeal.

Your participation will support St. Patrick’s Seminary in a simple yet very effective way through our ambassador program which brings the entire St. Patrick's community together in a very unique way of fundraising. Think of it as a wave of networking to support St. Patrick’s. Every amount during this appeal makes a great impact.