All Class Gifts provide financial support for St. Mary's annual operations --- what it costs to keep our doors open and programs running. Your gift will contribute to The Class Gift Endowment, a special fund that was started in 2005 and includes $670,000 from over 800 students. This endowment contributes over $25,000 annually to fund programs, retreats, event nights, and overall costs associated with our campus ministry.
All The money you donate goes into an Endowment fund with all Class Gifts from previous years. St. Mary's receives monthly income from the Endowment to support annual operations based on revenue from interest alone. That means your gifts are never spent; your donation will stay in the Endowment permanently. St. Mary's is able to financially support our campus ministry through interest received off your Class Gift. The more gifts that are added to the Endowment, the more income that will be generated for St. Mary's.
With low monthly payments of $20.17, we hope you will consider starting your pledge upon graduation. However, there is an option on the donation form to delay payments to a date that is convenient for you.
Your parents are tremendous supporters of our ministry & we appreciate their gifts! However, students play a large role in our ministry as well. The Class Gift provides a different type of funding stream for St. Mary’s through an Endowment. This is a special fund that allows students to give back to St. Mary’s for many years.