Great things are happening at Saint Mary's, and philanthropic support from our faculty and staff make it all possible! 

What is faculty and staff giving?

Faculty and staff giving is an effort to engage our entire campus community in philanthropy and provide our faculty and staff with the opportunity to directly impact our students through collective donations.

What is the time frame for faculty and staff giving?

Any gift made to the College between July 1 and June 30 will count as support for that fiscal year.

Why should you donate?

Faculty and staff are campus leaders and our philanthropy sets an example for students, parents and alumni -- in addition faculty and staff support directly impacts the amount of grant funding the College receives. Your participation, rather than the amount, is what counts.

What if my partner/spouse works for a matching gift company?

If your partner or spouse works for a matching gift company, your gift may be doubled or even tripled. Please ask your partner or spouse to contact their human resource department for a matching gift form, and include it with your contribution.

How does payroll deduction work?

Payroll deduction is one the most convienent ways to give! Complete a payroll deduction form, and select the amount you want automatically deducted from each pay period. *Please note that all gifts, including payroll deduction and pledges, are deducted on an after-tax basis, according to federal law.

Where should I give? May I give to any area of campus?

While we welcome gifts to any and all designations or areas of campus, the College has identified general scholarship support, SMC's unrestricted fund, and Gael athletics as the primary annual giving priorities, and we encourage you to consider these options as they help the College meet immediate educational needs, seize opportunities as they arise, and build and sustain the College for long-term stability.


If you are not sure if you're currently supporting SMC through payroll deduction or have other questions, please contact Suzie Swift '05, Faculty-Staff Giving Drive chair, at x4217 or [email protected].

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