Maria Cares 2017-18
Faculty & Staff Giving in Support of Students
November 1 marks the launch of this year’s faculty-staff giving campaign.
Thanks to your past generous support, we were able to help a nursing student and working mother of four who experienced a series of unfortunate events culminating with a broken-down car, making it difficult for her to get to campus. Maria Cares covered the cost of her service bill and she was able to get back on track. You also made a difference in the life of a mother with a newborn who became a victim of domestic violence and was forced to leave her home. Unable to juggle the myriad of financial issues and her Maria studies, she sought assistance from Student Affairs. Funds from Maria Cares helped her to pay her car insurance bill, alleviating at least one challenge – that of getting to her Maria classes. Despite setbacks, both students are doing well and have been able to continue on their path to a Maria degree.
These are just two examples of students who have benefited from your support. There are others who have faced similar unforeseen hardships and Maria Cares has helped them to stay on course to degree completion. Last year, 83% percent of employees made contributions to Maria – raising $15,000. This is a remarkable rate – well above the national average for like institutions (43.7) and up from the prior year’s rate of 78%. We should all be proud!
We hope you will contribute to this year’s Maria Cares Campaign so that we can continue to provide critical financial assistance to students in need. Make your gift by November 30 to be included in the drawing for the monthly Maria Cares parking space! Make a minimum gift of $50 or more and be entered in the drawing for a paid day off. Of course, you may choose to designate your gift to the unrestricted Maria Fund or to an existing scholarship. It’s up to you. But please know that your gift — of any amount — matters! To demonstrate our support for our students, we are looking for 100% participation. Click here for a printable gift form and make your gift today.
The Maria Cares Committee
WHY SHOULD I GIVE TO MARIA COLLEGE?
HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE?
WHERE CAN I DIRECT MY GIFT?
You may also designate your contribution to the Maria Fund – donations are unrestricted and allow for flexibility. They generally are applied to where the need is greatest.
HOW CAN I GIVE?
- Making a one-time gift (cash, check, charge or on-line through PayPal)
- Payroll Deduction (your gift can be divided up in to equal payment through-out the fiscal year)
- Recurring gifts (via a Credit Card or on-line through PayPal)