Annual Fund

The Annual Fund supports the College’s need for scholarships and financial aid for students. Meeting our goals means dynamic young women have the chance to meet their goal of attending Saint Mary’s where they challenge themselves and their worlds. They make our world better in the process.

2011-2012 Goal: $2.9 million with 30% participation

Impacting Students

 When you support the Annual Fund, your gift goes directly to students in the form of scholarships and financial aid. It’s our number one priority because 94 percent of our students need financial assistance to attend Saint Mary’s.

Learn more about how students are impacted.

Impacting Alumnae

Giving – every year – makes a huge difference to Saint Mary’s College and benefits all alumnae.

  • Rankings: In 2010, Saint Mary’s earned its fourth consecutive U.S.News & World Report ranking as one of the nation’s best liberal arts colleges. Strong alumnae participation in the annual fund is a factor in rankings because your gift demonstrates satisfaction with your education. When you make a gift each year, you increase our national reputation and open doors for our students and our graduates.
  • Recruitment: By providing funding for scholarships, your gift helps recruit the best and brightest students, further strengthening the College’s reputation as an educational leader.
  • Resources: Many corporations and foundations consider alumnae giving when determining whether to make their own commitments to the College. In that way, your participation in the Annual Fund helps generate significant additional revenue for the College.

See how your class participation compares to other Saint Mary’s classes and top national liberal arts colleges.



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