The Power of Participation
Every donor and every dollar makes a difference to our students. Every year, the College counts on the power of your participation. In the annual giving cycle — July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021 — $2,771,363 was raised!
Whether you give to the St. Mary’s Fund or designate your gift to a particular program or department, there is a holistic benefit to the College and our reputation. The alumni participation rate is an especially significant mark of dedication to the College and has the power to raise our standing within national rankings and lift our reputation as The National Public Honors College.
Together, We Lead
St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the National Public Honors College, holds the rank of sixth best public liberal arts college in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s “2022 Best Colleges.” The College has also risen to 89 on the national liberal arts colleges list, public and private,100 in best value schools, and 167 in top performers on social mobility, a ranking based on the college enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded with Pell Grants.
During the pandemic, our alumni stepped up to show their support. Over 200 more alumni gave in FY21 than in FY20. We’re counting on you to fly even higher in the next fiscal year.