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StFX Day of Giving - May 12


We are so pleased to share that YOUR generosity has raised $291,620 for the Our StFX: Student Emergency Fund! These funds will provide critical financial support for students facing strain because of COVID-19.

We also want to offer our sincere thanks to the StFX Alumni Association for contributing $40,000 to the fund, and to all who submitted stories and acts of service. It's incredible to see how Xaverians everywhere, in every way, are stepping up to serve their communities! The Xaverian Spirit is alive and well. Hail and Health!


The global COVID-19 pandemic is causing unprecedented upheaval and anxiety for people in all corners of the world, and university students are no exception. Undoubtedly, one of the most challenging aspects of this uncertain time is the financial strain many are now feeling.

Indeed, what we’re hearing so far confirms that this is nothing short of a full-blown financial crisis for many StFX students.

That’s why we’re shifting the Day of Giving campaign on May 12, 2020 to support the newly established Our StFX: Student Emergency Fund.

From groceries and rent to unexpected transportation costs and equipment for school, the Our StFX: Student Emergency Fund will ensure that eligible students get the help that they desperately need so that they can refocus on their goal – obtaining a StFX diploma or degree.

Our students need help our now. If you can donate, you don’t have to wait until May 12 to give:




We know that not everyone is in a position to contribute, but it doesn’t mean that you’re not giving back.

StFX graduates are doing their part, working in essential services, putting in long hours, or even picking up groceries for neighbours who can’t leave their house.

We want to celebrate your heartwarming stories of service – and use them to support our current students! So, tell us how you are working to make the world safer and brighter in these trying times.

For every story submitted, the StFX Alumni Association will donate $250, up to a maximum of $20,000, to the Our StFX: Student Emergency Fund.
If you’re graduating in 2020 and submit a story, the StFX Alumni Association will donate $250, up to a maximum of $10,000, to the Family Helps Family: Senior Class Bursary.

Tell us how you’re doing your part! To share your story, use the hashtag #OurStFX on social media or send an email to


Global Giving Tuesday Movement - May 5 

Charities around the world are joining together on May 5 to alleviate the financial burden created by COVID-19. In alignment with our own Day of Giving plans, StFX will be proud to welcome all contributions to our Student Emergency Fund any time before May 12, including gifts received on as part of the special May 5 Giving Tuesday event.  If you would like to make a contribution, please consider Donating Now!

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