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Billiken Engagement Center

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

A group of 17 SLU students pose for a photo in a room at DuBourg Hall with stained glass windows behind them.

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 Department of Annual Giving in SLU’s Division of Development, student callers gain experience 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. 

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.

How To Fulfill a Pledge

Thank you for your commitment to Saint Louis University! Your gifts are the reason that scholarships are available to students with financial need, SLU's faculty is world-class, service-driven experience is transformative, and our researchers make important breakthroughs. To make an online payment, please visit our gift 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 302, St. Louis, MO 63103. 

How To Update Your Alumni Profile

Have you reviewed your Saint Louis University alumni profile lately? Update us on your degree information, contact preferences and more. With opportunities ranging from invites to alumni events near you to ways to give back by connecting with current SLU students, there are lots of reasons to stay in touch.⁠ 

Update Your Contact Information

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! Our callers are current students representing 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.

Can 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 ensure your gift helps a SLU student immediately. 

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 want 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, how much you would like to pledge and 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 want 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 want to reach us, please call our general number, 314-977-3781.

Can I request a call?

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

How do I remove a number from your call list?

Email 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.