Memorial and Tribute Gifts


BenchMemorial and tribute gifts are a wonderful way to remember family and friends who hold a special place in your life.  Any gift can be made in memory of or in honor of a loved one. Tribute gifts also provide a meaningful way to celebrate special occasions and anniversaries.  Saint Mary's offers several special remembrance opportunities.

Memorial Tree Program
The Memorial Tree Program was founded by the alumnae to beautify the "barren grounds" surrounding Le Mans Hall. The dedication of a memorial tree continues today as a loving remembrance and living memorial for the deceased members of the Saint Mary's family. A tag is displayed on each tree with a memorial inscription and the name of the species. Site and species selection are conducted in consultation with the donor, the family, and the College. Cost is $500.

Teakwood Bench
Both useful and graceful, teak benches are built to endure and provide perpetual tributes for members of the Saint Mary's family. A plaque for a personalized inscription is included for display on each bench. Site selection is conducted in consultation with the donor, the family, and the College. Click here to see the locations of available benches and a complete list of currently dedicated benches and inscriptions. (pdf) Cost is $2500.

 O'Laughlin Auditorium Seat
A unique and lasting gift for an advocate of the arts is a newly refurbished seat in O'Laughlin Auditorium. An auditorium seat can be dedicated for $300.

Cushwa-Leighton Library Acquisition
For a $250 gift, the Saint Mary's College Library will place a dedicated bookplate in a current acquisition recognizing your honoree. You may designate a specific subject area for the dedicated book.

Alumnae Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1994 by past and current members of the Alumnae Association Board of Directors, this endowed fund provides scholarship assistance to current students. Preference is given to relatives of alumnae. Gifts to this fund are recognized once per year in the Courier.

For more information about these gift opportunitites, please contact:


Adaline Stefanac Cashore '70
Director of Donor Relations
Saint Mary's College
109D Le Mans Hall
Notre Dame, IN
46556 - 5001
(574) 284-4706
acashore@saintmarys.edu