Giving in Support of Students
Thanks to your past generous support, the Maria Cares Campaign fund has made a difference in the lives of many students! Last year, 80% of employees contributed to Maria – raising $14,819.14. This is a remarkable rate – well above the 43.7% national average for like institutions!
Your contributions have helped students with unforeseen financial hardships such as, covering childcare expenses after a job loss, paying utility bills, and car repairs. Your participation in Maria Cares has allowed students to continue their studies and achieve academic goals.
We hope you will considering contributing to this year’s Maria Cares Campaign so that we can continue to provide critical financial assistance to students in need. But please know that your gift — of any amount — matters! To demonstrate our support for our students, we are looking for 100% participation. Download this printable gift form or donate online to make your gift today. Please drop off printable gift forms, along with your pledge, to the lockbox in the Main Building business office.
Mission & Advancement
Why should I give to Maria College?
Giving is a personal decision and each person who gives to Maria College has their own answer to that question. In addition to your daily contributions of energy and effort, a financial contribution is a different and important way to demonstrate your investment in Maria College and its students. The number of reasons for giving are diverse but all reflect a sincere belief in the work being done here at Maria College. Ultimately, your participation in the annual fund is a vote of confidence in the College and its future. Any gift you make will contribute to a sense of partnership and pride across the campus… and beyond.
How much should I give?
You determine the size and designation of your gift according to your own charitable interests, your personal willingness to give, and your financial capacity. No gift is too small. Download this worksheet to help you determine what you can give.
Where can I direct my gift?
You can direct your gift to The Maria Fund (Unrestricted gifts to the Maria Fund are applied where need is greatest.) Maria Cares (Gifts go to students in need with unforeseen financial hardships.)
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?
Download the form, and choose from the following choices:
- Making a one-time gift (cash, check, charge or on-line)
- 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)
How does payroll deduction work?
Payroll deduction is one of the fastest, easiest and most convenient ways to make a gift to Maria College. By completing the Faculty-Staff Contribution Form you can decide how much you want to give and then it can be divided by the number of pay periods left in the Fiscal Year (July 1 through June 30).
What if my partner/spouse works for a matching gift company?
Once you complete the matching gift form, which they can get from their HR department. Please give the form to Sandra Grady and she will process the matching gift with your company.