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The Defining Moment Comprehensive Campaign is key to achieving our strategic vision. It is our moment to ensure we are prepared for the future and able to continue transforming the lives of our students decades from now.

The Campaign โ€” and the many donors who have given gifts of all sizes to get us closer to our goal โ€” will help ensure the future of St. Mary’s University and our Catholic and Marianist mission.

Defining Our Future

The Defining Moment Comprehensive Campaign is closing in on its $130 million fundraising goal. As the largest campaign in our history, it is the key to achieving our strategic vision of becoming, as a Catholic and Marianist university, one of the finest private universities in the region.

This is our moment to define our future, ensuring that St. Mary’s University will remain relevant and rooted in the values and educational goals of the Marianists as we prepare men and women to lead purposeful lives grounded in faith.

Together, as a community, we have nearly reached our fundraising goal. This achievement demonstrates our mission in action and advances our vision for the future. Most importantly, with more than $45 million of the campaign donated for student scholarships, it creates defining moments for our students to shape their own journey toward success.

“The Defining Moment Comprehensive Campaign is the largest in St. Mary’s University’s history, and one that will touch and improve every part of this University.”
โ€” Thomas M. Mengler, St. Mary’s University President

My Defining Moment

Christine Flores

“St. Mary’s allowed me to grow as a scholar and a person. I graduate feeling wholly myself and excited for the future.” – Christine Flores (B.S. ’19)

Andres Gaona

“Many schools promote giving back, but none like St. Mary’s.” – Andres Gaona (B.S. ’19)

Our Goals

Promoting a Marianist culture of excellence at St. Mary’s University will require investments: first, in facilities and programs that allow our students to gain relevant experience and develop the skills necessary to succeed; second, in faculty who are outstanding teachers and mentors and who introduce students to valuable cutting-edge research; and, third, in academic leaders who model high standards and bring innovative vision to St. Mary’s schools and degree programs.

Support Student Scholarships


“Each of us wants to make a difference in this world. St. Mary’s University did that for me by showing the way and then enabling a college education. I want to make the same difference in the lives of those who follow.” – David Biegler (B.S. ’68)
Trustee Emeritus, St. Mary’s University Board of Trustees

Invest in Academic Excellence


“We must ensure that Catholic studies remains a priority to the mission of St. Mary’s and fosters Catholic intellectual thought among faculty, staff, students and the community.” – Martin D. Beirne (J.D. ’69)
Member, St. Mary’s University Board of Trustees

Strengthen the Marianist Catholic Mission


“The Marianists taught me the importance of serving others. What has one achieved if you don’t give back?” – Tony Sanchez (B.B.A. ’65, J.D. ’69)
Honorary Campaign Co-Chair

Fund Resources for Facilities


“The Marianist brothers taught me that you’re never truly a success unless you share your success with others.” – Bill Greehey (B.B.A. ’60)
Honorary Campaign Co-Chair

Be Part of the Moment
Help us reach our goal by giving today!

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