Founders’ Day 2024

Posted By: Marisa Naryka On: 2024-01-30
Posted On: 2024-01-30

The Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota community will celebrate Founders’ Day on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 on its Winona campus.

Founders’ Day celebrates the founding of our university by the Most Reverend Patrick Heffron, Bishop of the Diocese of Winona, over 100 years ago and the founding of the De La Salle Christian Brothers by Saint John Baptist de La Salle over 300 years ago.

The Founders’ Day Convocation will honor the Bishop Patrick Heffron Award winner,
our Distinguished Lasallian Educator, and the College 2024 Outstanding Male and Female Student nominees and awardees.

For those who wish to join us in person, please reach out to the Office of Mission ( for details.

All are cordially invited to watch the livestream of the events. Information will be published as we get closer to the event.

We hope that you will join us for this special day!