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Billiken Engagement Center

At the Billiken Engagement Center, current SLU students connect with alumni via phone, text, email and U.S. mail in hopes of updating graduates’ demographic information, strengthening relationships with alumni, providing campus updates and fundraising for the University. 

In a group photo, 14 SLU students stand in two rows in front of a wall of black and white SLU photos.

The Billiken Engagement Center student calling team.

Gabby Sabat, wearing all black, smiles at the camera while standing in front of DuBourg Hall.
Gabby Sabat, Digital Program Manager, Annual Giving

In this part-time position, our student-workers gain real-world experience, grow connections within the SLU community and share their passion for giving back to their soon-to-be alma mater. 

As part of the Annual Giving department in SLU’s Development Division, student callers can experience what it is like working for a nonprofit organization and have a hand in raising more than $200,000 annually for SLU. Through their calling, they have the opportunity to connect and network with alumni, as well as improve their communication skills. 

 

How To Fulfill a Pledge 

First, thank you for your commitment to Saint Louis University! Your gifts are the reason scholarships are available to students with financial need, SLU's faculty is world-class and service-driven expereience is transformative, and our researchers make important breakthroughs. To make an online payment, please visit our giving form. If you would like to pay by check, please use the envelope you received in the mail with your pledge reminder or mail your gift to 221 N. Grand Ave., Room 319, St. Louis, MO 63103. 

What Appears on Caller ID

When you receive a call from one of our Billiken Engagement Center callers, the caller ID will show the phone number 314-977-3781.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What time do you call?

Our calling hours are Monday to Thursday, 6 to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8:30 p.m. CT.

Are the callers really students of Saint Louis University?

Yes! All of our callers are current students who represent their school or college within Saint Louis University. 

Where does the money go? 

It's up to you! You can direct your gift to a scholarship, academic program, athletic team, research initiative, student group or one of our many other funds.

May I use a credit card to make a gift?

Yes. We encourage credit card gifts while you are on the phone with our student caller. This is a secure way to make sure your gift helps a SLU student right away. 

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Saint Louis University is an exempt organization as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Charitable donations to SLU are tax-deductible to the highest extent of the law. Please consult your tax advisor for more information. 

How do I make a gift over the phone? 

If you would like to make a credit card gift by phone, please call 314-977-3781. Or you can give over the phone when a student calls. They will ask you which fund you’d like to support and how much you would like to pledge, as well as collect your credit card information. By giving your credit card information over the phone, you ensure that your gift is put to use right away. If you would like to send us your pledge via U.S. mail or through our website, please let the student caller know and we will get you the proper information. 

Can I call you back? 

Yes! If you would like to reach us, please call our general number, 314-977-3781.

Can I request a call?

Yes! Please email the Annual Giving team at agp@slu.edu to request that a student call you.

How do I remove a number from your call list?

Email agp@slu.edu or call 314-977-3781 and provide your name, the number you would like removed and any other pertinent information, and we will honor your request.

 

Want to Work at the Billiken Engagement Center?

If you are a SLU student interested in a part-time position at the Billiken Engagement Center, please fill out an application on Handshake. We offer competitive pay, raises, and weekly and yearly incentives. All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. If you have any questions, please contact the Annual Giving team at agp@slu.edu