The St. Catherine Challenge

The St. Catherine Challenge is a student-led initiative to build the profession of occupational therapy though raising funds for research in support of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation's mission
Schools of occupational therapy across the nation take on the challenge, create their own fundraisers, engage their communities in the effort and come together at the annual AOTA conference to cheer the cause.
The tax-deductible donations 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.

How to Give:

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

             Bethesda, MD  20814


  • Donate by phone:

             Monday to Friday (10:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time)



  • Schools join the challenge and submit the Pledge Form (below) by December 4, 2015.
  • Schools that join the challenge will raise funds and submit them by March 11, 2016
  • Award announcements will be made during the AOTA Conference April 7-10, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois.  

Contact Information: 

St. Catherine Challenge Coordinators:

AOTF Coordinator:

2016 Timeline

Donation Form

Pledge Form