The Founder’s Society recognizes, with gratitude, those individuals, foundations and corporations whose lifetime giving is $100,000 or greater.
The Leadership Circle recognizes exemplary leadership of donors through their annual, unrestricted gifts of $1,000 or greater. Listed below are inaugural members of the Leadership Circle, which was established to recognize top tier giving to the CSM Fund. Membership in the Leadership Circle is through annual gifts given between July 1 –June 30.
Approximately 18% of CSM alumnae gave an unrestricted or restricted gift to the university. Alumnae support is important to the university in three primary ways:
· A)Annual national higher education institution ratings, which prospective students often use in choosing a university, are based in part on alumnae percentage giving;
· B) CSM relies on private foundation support for many of its programs and new opportunities and alumnae percentage giving is viewed by foundations as an indication of the value alumnae place on their education
· C) Annual, unrestricted alumnae support greatly assists CSM in addressing priorities – the primary one of which is financial assistance for our students.
CSM Faculty and Staff:
The dedication of CSM faculty and staff is witnessed not only through their commitment to our students each day, but also through their annual financial support, collectively called the Community Drive.
These contributions are provided to CSM in someone's memory or to honor their life..
Each CSM is honored to receive a series of generous support as a celebration of Mother's Day.
Our Lady of Mercy:
The Our Lady of Mercy society is comprised of individuals who chose to include College of Saint Mary in their estate plans with a deferred gift for the ultimate benefit of the University.
CSM is blessed to have current and past parents who value the academic preparation and the leadership experiences their daughters received. The following are parents who gave unrestricted and restricted support during the fiscal year, from July 1 – June 30, 2012.