Donation Options Available to Support Injured UST Law Student

Friends of Ricky DeMello are continuing to raise funds as he recovers from his injuries in Rome.  DeMello, a St. Thomas School of Law student, was injured in a fall Monday, July 2, in Rome, where he was participating in a study-abroad program.

Those wishing to donate can follow the instructions below:

Checks and letters can be mailed to:
Ricky DeMello Fund
P.O. Box 7826
St. Paul, MN 55107.

Wells Fargo customers can donate online in one of two ways:

Option 1 (Bill Pay):

  1. Sign on and click "Bill Pay"
  2. Under "Payees," click "Pay New Payee"
  3. Click "Person"
  4. Name: "Ricky DeMello Fund"
  5. Address: "P.O. Box 7826, St. Paul, MN 55107"
  6. Your phone number
  7. Click "I Don't Have an Account Number"
  8. Click "Make a Payment"
  9. Make your donation & click "Submit"

Option 2 (Transfer):

  1. Sign on & click "Transfers"
  2. Click "Send & Receive"
  3. For 1st Time Users: Click "Register"-->"Accept"-->"Skip"
  4. For All Users: Click "Add Recipient"
  5. Name: (Choose One) "Justin Riem" or "Elroy Sequeira" or "Nameeta DeMello"
  6. Nickname: "Ricky DeMello Fund"
  7. Click "Send by Email"
  8. (Choose One) "" or ""
  9. Click "Save"
  10. Make Your Donation-->"Transfer"
  11. You will get an "Advanced Access Required to Complete Transfer" screen (this is just added security)
  12. Click "Text" & enter your Cell Phone Number
  13. Enter the code from the text & click "Submit"

For updates on Ricky’s status, visit – please note that donations made at will not go to Ricky.

Members of the St. Thomas community who would like support or assistance are welcome to contact Campus Ministry, (651) 962-6560, or Counseling and Psychological Services, (651) 962-6780.