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Reunion and Class Giving

Reunion Fund 2010

Honor the friendships you formed, the special memories you made, and the education you received at Marymount University by supporting current and future students through the 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.

Special projects and gift designations have been established for several classes by classmates, friends, and family in honor of others who shared in the Marymount experience. In addition to these special gift areas, you are able to designate your gift any area within the University, including the most critical needs of the University, student life, or a special scholarship fund. Any way you contribute to the Fund will directly benefit the students following in your footsteps.

Class Volunteers

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 Kristin McMahon or Erin Schlesing 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. The Class of ’57 returned to Marymount in June to celebrate their Golden Graduation. Activities included a candlelight dinner in the Main House at Marymount, night tour of the Washington, DC monuments, brunch, and sharing a lifetime of memories and friendships. Support the Library Fund.


In 1957 these Marymount students didn’t need anyone to tell them how to enjoy a snowy day with their friends. The unofficial activity of sledding on dining room trays has been passed down through the years and is even enjoyed by Marymount students today. To commemorate their 50th Reunion, the Class of ’57 has established a library fund in honor of this special celebration and in memory of their classmates who have passed away. Make your gift today.

Class of 1958 Endowed 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.


In 1958 these students prepared compositions in their typing class. Today, the Class of ’58 is helping current students through scholarship support. The Class of 1958 Endowed Memorial Scholarship will benefit Marymount students each year through its endowment. Future gifts will increase the scholarship award.

Circle of Friends Class of 1968 Endowed 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.


In 1968 these students found the perfect place to study, sprawled on the floor of the library with their friends. The Class of ’68 is honoring the friendships they formed as Marymount students by celebrating the friendships of current and future Marymount students through the Circle of Friends Scholarship. Once the endowment level is reached, this scholarship will benefit Marymount students every year. Make your gift today.

Class of 1956 Endowed 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.

The Class of 1956 came together in June 2006 to celebrate their 50th Reunion. The Class of ’56 has established the Class of 1956 Memorial Endowed Scholarship in memory of their classmates who have passed away.

Pablo Coto Endowed 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.


Pablo Coto was a dedicated student leader and gifted athlete who embraced life and enjoyed helping others. Today Pablo’s spirit lives on through the Pablo Coto Endowed Scholarship which is awarded each year to a student who exemplifies leadership, excellence in academics, and demonstrates a deep spiritual commitment and loyalty to family and classmates. 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.

Want to learn more? Interested in leading your Reunion Fund effort? Please e-mail giving@marymount.edu or call (866) 239-4279. Remember, it's never too early to begin your class legacy at Marymount University.