My Saint Mary's

A strong Annual Fund means that Saint Mary's can continue to offer students an excellent education without dramatic increases in tuition or eroding the strength of the endowment.

Thanks to the generosity of [donors], a Saint Mary's education is possible for me and for many of the amazing and deserving women of Saint Mary's College.”

      —Angeline Johnson ‘07

Saint Mary's College has always been ahead of its time. The importance of an institution dedicated to the advancement of women has never been more evident. The atmosphere of participation, encouragement, and collaboration that the College has cultivated for 162 years is the aspiration of institutions of higher education today.

Saint Mary's alumnae enter the world prepared to pursue the path of their choosing. Saint Mary's changes its students by offering them an intellectually, spiritually, and socially enriching college experience. Alumnae change the world with the lives they make for themselves and others.

Your contribution, small or large, continues the Saint Mary's tradition of educating women and transforming lives.

Legacy of Powerful Women:

Founders of the College, the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, gave Saint Mary's a strong foundation on which to build a solid institution. Saint Mary's, which was entrusted to them for so many years, is now the  responsibility of her alumnae.

Strong Academic Reputation:

For the second year in a row, U.S. News & World Report ranks Saint Mary's College as one of the Nation's Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the magazine's "2009 America's Best Colleges" issue, affirming our commitment to our students. The College has consistently been ranked in its category since the survey began.

Participation Matters:

Alumnae participation was 32% in the 2005-2006 academic year. The percentage of alumnae or alumni giving is one of the factors used to compare peer institutions. It is interpreted as a good indication of alumnae satisfaction with their alma mater. Increasing our alumnae giving participation will increase Saint Mary's standing in publications like U.S. News & World Report, which many prospective students use to determine where they will attend college.