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Support the Seminary

Mount St. Mary’s Seminary could not be the premier seminary it is without the support and generosity of our committed donors.

The seminarians and their dedicated faculty are the beneficiaries of your commitment to our mission and through that generosity, we continue the pursuit of excellence in all things.

To learn more about how you can help support the seminary, please contact:

Diane L. Favret
Director of Seminary Development
Email Diane Favret >

Mount St. Mary’s Seminary Federal Tax ID and EIN # is: 61-1936188

Seminary in sunshine

... not a day goes by when I do not humbly thank God for the immense gift of the seminary, made possible by the sacrifice of the hardworking and generous people of God who provide for the seminarians.

Rev. Jim Bors, S'22 Archdiocese of Baltimore

Prayer to Our Lady of the Priesthood

Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ the Priest, Mother of the priests in all the world, you love priests very specially because they are the living images of your Only Son. You helped Jesus during all your earthly life, and you help him still in Heaven. We beg you: pray for priests! Pray to the Lord of Heaven that he will send workers to his vineyard. Pray that we might always have priests, who will give us the sacraments, who will explain to us the Gospel of Christ, and who will teach us to become true children of God. Virgin Mary, ask God the Father yourself for those priests of which we have such need; and since your heart has total power over him, obtain for us, O Mary, priests who will be saints! Amen!

Ways to Support

The financial support that Mount St. Mary's Seminary receives from alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends is crucial to the growth and success of our priestly formation program. You can support the seminary through:

Learn more about these options – your support is greatly appreciated.

Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is the Seminary's most important fundraiser, supporting our greatest needs, and providing the financial support that ensures our mission - to prepare men for their priestly formation. Gifts to the Annual Fund, no matter the amount, are critical to every facet of life at the seminary.

Seminary Annual Fund – Unrestricted

Our greatest need continues to be this fund that supports the annual budgeted operating expenses of the Seminary, as well as upkeep for the house facilities and grounds.

Deacon Pilgrimage Program – Restricted

Our second greatest need is support for the annual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, an integral part of formation which includes a required five-day canonical retreat. The cost of the program is approximately $5,000 per deacon. The Seminary provides $3,500, covering the cost of lodging, accommodations, meals and ground transportation. The deacons are required to pay $1,500 toward the cost of the pilgrimage.

Needy Seminarians Fund – Restricted

Gifts to this fund provide financial assistance to seminarians with academic and personal expenses that they would not otherwise be able to afford.

Seminary Special Projects Fund – Restricted

This fund is used to support the overall Seminary mission and special projects at the discretion of the Rector.

How to Make Your Gift

Visit the giving form and select the name of the fund you wish to support.

Visit the Giving Form

Endowment Giving

The Seminary has been blessed with several established Endowments that support various programs for the Seminary. Contributions made to these endowments, listed below, provide long-term security and annual income for the seminary. Further information on these endowments or on how to establish an endowment is available upon request.

The Priests for the 3rd Millennium Endowment

This endowment helps to fund new faculty positions and continuing education opportunities. It also provides important financial support for additional academic programs, workshops and spiritual retreats.

Archbishop William E. Lori Endowment for the Deacon Pilgrimage Program

This endowment honors Archbishop Lori and provides financial support specifically for the Deacon Pilgrimage Program, an integral part of formation, which includes a required five-day canonical retreat.

The Monsignor Kenneth W. Roeltgen Endowment for Pastoral Formation

The endowment honors the late Rector, Msgr. Roeltgen and supports the Pastoral Field Education Program, providing supervised work in Catholic parochial, educational, medical and social institutions.

The Mother Teresa Endowed Scholars Fund

This endowed scholars fund honors a great saint who was known for her love toward the poorest of the poor and who serves as a model of charity for seminarians. The fund supports the cost of tuition, room and board for seminarian(s) from the Archdiocese of Washington.

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades Professorship in Systematic Theology

In honor of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, this endowment is to be used to help support the salary and benefits for a Professor in Systematic Theology.

How to Make Your Gift

Visit the giving form and select the name of the fund you wish to support.

Visit the Giving Form

Planned Giving – Legacy Gifts

Planned giving offers the opportunity to be a benefactor of Mount St. Mary's Seminary through life benefit gifts, such as Charitable Gift Annuity, Trust, Bequest in Will, Stocks, Bonds, or Insurance. Our Development Office and Planned Giving Officer will work with you on ways you can leave your personal legacy here and further the mission of our future priests.

How to Make Your Gift

Contact Director of Seminary Development Diane Favret or call her at 301-447-5017 to learn more.

Gifts of Stocks and Securities

How to Give Securities

Options for electronically transferring stock

  1. Your Broker can transfer your securities to the firm with a Mount St. Mary's account. Mount St. Mary's University & Seminary Federal tax ID number (61-1936188).
  2. Your Broker could choose to set up an account at your brokerage firm in the name of the University and transfer your securities into this account, sell the securities, sending the proceeds to the university. Please Note: If in fact, you would like to make a stock gift to MSM Seminary, please be sure to let your Broker know this is a stock gift for MSM Seminary.

The average of the high and low of your securities on the day of transfer is the amount credited to you as your gift to the university.


Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.
595 South Federal Highway, Suite 500
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: (717) 637-0227

DTC Number: 0443
Account Name: Mount St. Mary's University & Seminary Donation Account
Account Number: HPH153972

We would appreciate it if you or your broker would notify the Director of Development at (301) 447-5361 of the approximate date of the transfer.

Securities Notification

Unfortunately, when funds are transferred electronically, the donor's name is not always included in the transfer information. By letting us know of your gift, we will be able to properly match the stock that we received with your gift record. Please call, email or write to us with the following information:

  • Name of stock transferred.
  • Number of shares.
  • Brokerage firm stock transferred from.
  • Approximate date of transfer.
  • How you would like the gift used at Mount St. Mary's University or Seminary.
  • Be sure to indicate if this is a gift for the University or the Seminary or both.

Tax Advantages

  • You receive an income tax deduction for the full market value on the date of the gift, provided you have owned the securities for more than 12 months.
  • Most donors avoid capital-gains tax otherwise due on the sale of the securities.

Contact Us

Laura McCullough
Assistant Vice President for Advancement

To learn more about how you can help support the seminary, please contact:

Diane L. Favret
Director of Seminary Development
Email Diane Favret >

EIN - Employer Identification Number

Just as the Social Security Number (SSN) is used to identify the individual residents of the United States, the EIN is issued to identify the business entities in the country. The EIN is a unique nine-digit number issued by the IRS and includes information about which state in which the corporation is registered.

Mount St. Mary’s Seminary Federal Tax ID and EIN is: 61-1936188