Saint Joseph is most well-known as the patron saint of fathers, families, and workers. In the spirit of Saint Joseph's Feast Day, the Mount dedicates this day to play a compassionate role of giving to its student body.

Mount St. Joseph News


Celebrated on March 19, Saint Joseph’s Feast Day, Day of Giving is a day in which Mount St. Joseph University calls upon its community to join together to generously support MSJ students. It is with great importance to campus that students are supported financially, mentally, physically, and spiritually. This year in particular, the Mount is asking for support of the Student Scholarship Fund to support student success.

Thus, Day of Giving provides the University with the ability to continue to provide the top-tier liberal arts education for which the Mount is known, and helps to fund scholarships that many students and their families rely on. It also helps support programs across campus. Additionally, those who give are able to choose where they think their gift would have the most impact—whether it be between the different schools, to the scholarship fund, or the area of greatest need determined by the Mount.

"Last year was my first Mount St. Joseph University Day of Giving; I remember feeling so overwhelmed by the vast community support of our students, which felt like an outpouring of love during a really difficult season," says Amy Smith, Vice President of Institutional Advancement. "Providing scholarship support to break down financial barriers for worthy and dedicated students is a moral imperative aligned with our mission, and I love these days when I am reminded of how singularly compassionate the Mount community is."

Mount St. Joseph University extends gratitude for those who give on this important day, and any day throughout the year. For more details about this event, please visit our Day of Giving page.