By creating a planned gift, you’re able to harness your philanthropic passions and interests to make a difference. Here is what some of our donors had to say about crafting a gift:
Making a planned gift to St. Mary's College was a straightforward and interactive way to crate a legacy for the school I love. I was able to gift part of my estate to support the areas of greatest need for the College and help ensure that students will have access to the type of quality, liberal arts education that I received.
–- Donna L. Denny '81
Designing a bequest for St. Mary’s was the right type of gift for me. I was able to give to the General Scholarship Fund and support students. It’s great knowing my husband and I will be able to help young people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue a college degree.
By directing part of my estate to St. Mary’s College, I’m creating a legacy that will benefit tomorrow’s students and ensure access to a first-rate liberal arts education
–Donald R. Stabile
Professor of Economics
My situation allowed me to graduate without any student debt, which I know has a lot to do with where I am in life. At least financially. My goal is to ensure that other people are afforded similar opportunities to what I had.
–Alan Wagaman ‘06
I wouldn’t be where I am without St. Mary’s College. We all owe it to future generations to give back… to make sure St. Mary’s students can work and play on the banks of the river while creating enduring friendships and building their capacity to change the world.
–Donna West ‘76
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