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.



The following schools have made the commitment to reach our 2017 goal!

Boston University
Brenau University
The College of St. Scholastica
Colorado State University
Columbia University
Creighton University
D'Youville University
Indiana State University
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
Maryville University
Medical University of South Carolina
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Misericordia University 
New York University
Northern Arizona University
Nova Southeastern University - Tampa
Pennsylvania State University, Shenango Campus

Rockhurst University
Rush University
Sacred Heart University
Saint Louis University
Salus University
San Jose State University
Spalding University
St. Catherine University
Stony Brook University
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Texas Woman's University
University of Central Arkansas
University of Findlay
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Missouri
University of New England
University of New Hampshire
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Dakota

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
University of Pittsburgh
University of Scranton
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee Health Science Center 
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston                 
University of the Sciences
University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
West Coast University

Updated 1/25/17


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. 


Remember, all donations must be received by February 15, 2017 in order to receive all eligible prizes for the 2017 St. Catherine Challenge!

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. 


Contact Information


Phone:  240.292.1077

Fax:      240.396.6188

Address:   AOTF/St. Catherine Challenge

     4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 202

     Bethesda, MD  20814