Memorial and Tribute Gifts

Saint Mary’s holds many special memories for its alumnae and friends. With this in mind, memorial and tribute gifts allow you to honor a loved one on campus. Any gift can be made in honor of someone else. Please contact Adaline Stefanac Cashore ’70 at (574) 284-4706 or acashore@saintmarys.edu for more information.

Memorial Tree

Minimum Donation: $500
The memorial tree program was originally founded to help beautify the once-bare grounds near Le Mans Hall. Today, a dedicated tree serves as a living memorial for members of the Saint Mary’s family. Site, species, and tag inscription are determined by the donor, the family, and the College.

Teakwood Bench

Minimum Donation: $2,500
Teak benches are built to provide perpetual tributes for members of the Saint Mary’s family. Site and plaque wording are determined by the donor, family, and the College. Click here for a list available bench locations and a catalog of plaque inscriptions.

O’Laughlin Auditorium Seat

Minimum Donation: $300
A unique gift for a patron of the arts, each dedicated seat features an engraved plate.

Cushwa-Leighton Library Acquisition

Minimum Donation: $250
Each dedicated book contains a bookplate recognizing an honoree. You may designate the specific subject area of your book.

Alumnae Memorial Scholarship Fund

Through the Alumnae Memorial Scholarship, you can honor any Saint Mary’s graduate while providing scholarship assistance to current students, with preference for relatives of alumnae. Gifts to this fund are recognized once per year in the Courier.

Class Scholarships

Each 50th reunion class establishes an endowed scholarship. By making a gift to one of these funds, you can honor a classmate in a lasting, meaningful way.