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University receives substantial gift to further philanthropy efforts

June 16, 2020

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The university is pleased to announce it has received an initial gift of $600,000 from the Anglican Parish of St. Paul to support new initiatives and additional staffing in our Advancement Office. They have also pledged additional funds in the coming years.

“We are extremely grateful to the Parish of St. Paul, their Rector, and their benefactors for the generous support of our university advancement efforts,” said Father James P. Burns, IVD, Ph.D., president of Saint Mary’s University. “They have specifically called out our faith-based approach to education and virtue formation as reasons for their pledge. At a time when we will need to be more creative and better resourced than ever, this initial gift will allow us to create ever greater capacity in our development area, and thus we will be able to realize the key initiatives of our strategic plan.”

This important contribution will bolster the development team’s capacity as the university explores the feasibility of a proposed $100 million capital campaign intended to fund many of the initiatives in the strategic plan, Building a Future Full of Hope 2025. The gift is a result of collaborative efforts on behalf of the university’s development team, as well as members of the president’s cabinet, and colleagues across the university.