The St. Catherine Challenge




    How to Give          Steps for Success         Contact Information   


The AOTF St. Catherine Challenge is a student-led initiative to support the profession of occupational therapy by raising funds for occupational therapy research grants provided by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.

The Challenge began in September 2013 when honor society students from St. Catherine University learned the importance of using effective treatment methods that are supported by research evidence. These students were seeking to increase awareness on occupational therapy research that guides practice. They challenged OT students at universities across the United States to a take on the challenge, create their own fundraisers, engage their communities, and join together in a friendly competition in support of AOTF's mission.


A huge thank you to the 44 schools that raised over $45,000 for

AOTF Intervention Research Grants in 2018!




PLATINUM LEVEL $5,000-$7,499

  MVP Winner!


GOLD LEVEL $2,500-$4,999




SILVER LEVEL $1,000-$2,499

Texas Woman's University     Washington University in St. Louis     University of North Dakota

BRONZE LEVEL $500-$999

University of New England
University of Southern California
New York University
Boston University - Sargent College
Medical University of South Carolina
Virginia Commonwealth University
University of Scranton
Sacred Heart University
University of Mary
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Brenau University
Brown Mackie
Colorado State University
Creighton University
Indiana State University
Louisiana State University HSC, New Orleans
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale
Salus University

Spalding University
Stony Brook University
Temple University
Texas Tech University
Towson University

University of Central Arkansas
University of Findlay
University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Missouri

University of Oklahoma HSC
University of South Dakota
University of Tennessee HSC
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
West Coast University
West Virginia University

Updated 8/21/18


Join the St. Catherine Challenge! 

Don't see your school listed above? Submit your pledge to participate today! All OT and OTA programs are eligible to participate in the St. Catherine Challenge.


How to Give:

  • Donate online: Click on Donate and add "St. Catherine Challenge" and the name of your participating school in the Remarks section.
  • Donate by mail: Make checks payable to AOTF and mail with a Donation Form below to:
             AOTF/St. Catherine Challenge
             4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 202

             Bethesda, MD  20814

*If you would like your donation to be applied to a particular school, please include the school name on the memo line. We kindly request that you send donations with a completed Donation Form.

  • Donate by phone:

             Monday to Friday (9:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time)

The tax-deductible donations raised by the St. Catherine Challenge are used exclusively to fund and promote research into occupational therapy and thus advance the science of everyday living. Matching funds may be available based on university location and donors. 

Steps for Success

Thank you for leading the St. Catherine Challenge at your school! Below are resources to kick start your fundraising and take your school to the next level. 


Donations for the 2019 St. Catherine Challenge are due March 1, 2019.

Contact Information

Email:   StCatherineChallenge@aotf.org

Phone:  240.292.1077

Fax:      240.396.6188

Address:   AOTF/St. Catherine Challenge

     4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 202

     Bethesda, MD  20814



To make a donation,

use the secure link above or

use this form and mail with your gift to: 


4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 202

Bethesda, MD  20814