Defining the Future Begins

President Donahue delivering news about the campainOn April 21, 2018, Saint Mary’s College held a celebration on campus to announce the public phase of Defining the Future: The Campaign for Saint Mary’s. 

More than 150 of the College’s most generous benefactors attended and learned about a larger-than-anticipated goal to raise $125 million to support student scholarships, strengthen our Lasallian Catholic mission, invest in academic excellence, and fund College operations. 

Beginning with the Fourth Sunday of Easter, during the
Saturday Vigil Mass presided over by the Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, SJ, attendees were reminded to thoughtfully consider how their generosity can make an impact on the world.

Following Mass, guests moved to Dryden Hall to mingle with members of Saint Mary’s leadership team, undergraduate and graduate students, and campaign volunteers. The program was led by President James Donahue, Board of Trustees Chair Kevin M. Nagle, and Board of Regents Vice President Michelle Perry Higgins ’94 and encouraged continued philanthropic investment during the public phase of the campaign. 

The stunning campaign video titled Finding Your Voice premiered, featuring narrators Kiara Grey ’18 and Cameron Stuart MFA ’17, sharing Saint Mary’s most distinctive qualities and the vision to sustain these for generations to come. Alumni featured included Tom Meschery ’60, Maria Elena Durazo ’75, and Mahershala Ali ’96, as examples of students who experienced the impact of the College on their lives.