Your gift has the power to make a difference in the lives of our students. Our goal is to ensure that all Saint Mary's students can access our enriching educational opportunities in the Holy Cross tradition. There are several creative ways you can support Saint Mary's students:

The Saint Mary's Fund

To make the most immediate impact on the highest priority projects for the College and its students, make a gift to the Saint Mary's Fund. When you make an annual Saint Mary's Fund gift, you support students, faculty, and the beautiful campus you know and love.

Planned Giving

We’re proud that many of our alumnae and friends choose to entrust their legacy to us. These forward-thinking gifts are truly the future of the College and allow donors to make a bigger impact than they ever imagined. Saint Mary's welcomes bequests from a variety of financial plans and can work with you on creative ways to make an impact and maximize tax savings. The College is also pleased to offer charitable gift annuities and charitable unitrusts as a way to leverage planned gifts for future Saint Mary's students and faculty. 

Did you know any gift to Saint Mary’s can be made in honor of someone? Visit our Memorial and Tributes page for more information.


To make the most enduring impact on the College, consider establishing an endowed fund. Strong colleges go hand in hand with strong endowments. At Saint Mary’s, our endowment of over $300 million solidifies the longevity of our institution.

Many choose to endow a scholarship to invest in future Saint Mary’s students, but there are many areas on campus that could benefit from the stable support that endowment provides. Going even further, annual gifts to your endowed fund continually increases the impact of your philanthropy.

Other Strategic Initiatives

Saint Mary’s in currently in the quiet phase of a comprehensive campaign that will transform our College for future generations.  Visit our campaign page in the future to receive more information about this exciting initiative that will ignite our future.