1863 Society

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Believing in our lasting mission. In honor of its 150th anniversary, Saint Mary's established the 1863 Society—an annual giving recognition program.

1863 Society LogoDonors who support the College with an annual contribution of $1,863 to $4,999 (during any one fiscal year between July 1-June 30) will be recognized at the 1863 Society level, named to honor the founding year of the College.

Young alumni graduating in the last 10 years have additional opportunities to join the 1863 Society.

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Which gifts count toward the 1863 Society?

All gifts made during the fiscal year count toward 1863 Society including, outright gifts, corporate matching gifts (for instance, those from your employer), pledges, sponsorships, auction donations and other gifts-in-kind. All gifts in these categories to any fund, school or program apply (for example, the SEBA Dean's Circle, Tip-Off Club, basketball season ticket donations, etc.).

What does "annual giving" mean?

The term "annual giving" refers to gifts made to the College during the fiscal year to any fund, school or program. It is also used to refer to donors' recurrent giving on an annual basis. Donations to annual funds give the College the flexibility to seize new opportunities and manage the school's most pressing and immediate needs. All gifts given throughout the fiscal year are included toward recognition in the 1863 Society.

Are there 1863 Society levels for young alumni?

Yes, click here for more information.


For more information about making an 1863 Society gift, please contact Daniel Lewis at (925) 631-4616 or [email protected].