Reunion & Class Giving
Reunion is a special time to honor the friendships you formed, the special memories you made, and the education you received at Marymount University by making a gift to your Class Reunion Fund. Gifts made to the Reunion Fund will help continue to ensure that Marymount will be able to address unexpected challenges and continue to put students first by offering outstanding opportunities through education, spiritual guidance, and social activities. To donate now, choose “Reunion Fund” and your class year from the “Gift Options” drop-down menu.
Were you a leader on campus during your time at Marymount? Are you looking for a way to become more involved as an Alum? Do you want to help us reach out to other members of your class? If you answered yes to any of these questions please contact the Office of Development for more information and opportunities.
Special Class Year Gifts
Whether your class will celebrate its next Reunion in one year or four, it’s never too early to begin your Reunion Fund effort! Recently, several classes have undertaken very special initiatives to honor their personal Marymount experience. Their stories may inspire your class to do something extraordinary for Marymount:
Class of 1957 Library Book Fund
To celebrate their 50th Reunion the Class of 1957 has established a library book fund in memory of their departed classmates. The books will be added to the permanent collection of the Reinsch Library on Marymount’s campus and will include a bookplate honoring the class’s 50th Reunion. Each book added will bear the name of one of their classmates who has passed away. Support the Library Book Fund.
Class of 1958 Memorial Scholarship
When the Class of 1958 celebrated its 45th Reunion in 2003, they wanted to remember their deceased classmates in a very special way. Led by Barbara M. Clark and Maureen “Mo” Gallagher Gibbons, the Class of 1958 continues to support its endowed scholarship fund which ensures that their legacy and spirit will live on at Marymount University in perpetuity. Gibbons said she thought this project was important because, “We were a very small class and really knew each other well. I would hope that other classes would pick up on this idea. This is one way to give back to Marymount and, as your classmates pass on, it’s a great way to continue to remember them .” Support this scholarship.
Circle of Friends Class of 1968 Scholarship
Upon the occasion of their 35th Reunion in 2003, members of the Class of 1968 wanted to do something special to honor the lifelong friendships they began as students at Marymount. Several class leaders, including Maureen McKinney Kane, Katharine “Kat” Lawlor Gilbert, Rae Forker Evans, and Mary Ellen McDonough Yeager, made generous personal gifts and began raising money from their classmates to create this special scholarship fund. When it is endowed, the spirit of friendship in the Class of 1968 will live on at Marymount forever. Support this scholarship.
Class of 1956 Memorial Scholarship
To commemorate their 50th reunion, the Class of 1956 endowed a scholarship in memory of their classmates who had passed away. This scholarship is available to an undergraduate student with financial need. Support this scholarship
Pablo Coto Scholarship
Pablo Coto was a student leader and a gifted athlete in the Class of 1993. He collapsed on the basketball court during his senior year and died shortly thereafter due to a rare and undiagnosed heart condition. His classmates and family members raised money to begin this scholarship in his honor, which is awarded annually to a senior who exemplifies academic excellence, financial need, leadership, loyalty to family and friends, and spiritual commitment. Additional gifts will increase the scholarship award. Support this scholarship.
Fred Franke ’95 Memorial Scholarship
Fred Franke, a beloved member of the Class of 1995, passed away in December 2004 while teaching in China. After his death, Fred’s mother, family, friends, and classmates, began the Fred Franke Memorial Scholarship at Marymount University. The Scholarship is awarded each year to an undergraduate student with at least a 3.0 GPA who is majoring in history and helps ensure that Fred’s name lives on at Marymount University in perpetuity. Support this scholarship.