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1Day1SMC: National Superhero Day edition

This 1Day1SMC, use your superpower of generosity to support our heroes of tomorrow — current and future students.

Invest in Saint Mary's by Paying it Forward!

1Day1SMC: National Superhero Day edition
Support the Moonlight Scholarship
1,363 Donors
$485,210 Donated

Become an advocate and show your support today!

Inspired and created in collaboration with Saint Mary’s alumnus and acclaimed actor, Mahershala Ali '96, the Moonlight Scholarship provides important financial support above and beyond other need-based assistance to students in the College’s High Potential (HP) program. 

This 1Day1SMC, Mahershala has generously offered to match gifts to the Moonlight Scholarship, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000! Make your gift today and see your giving power double.

The HP program recognizes that many students come to Saint Mary's with incredible superpowers. The program helps students leverage these powers to foster their success — drawing on their strengths and resiliency in their Saint Mary's journeys and beyond.

Some of the tools that HP students can add to their utility belts through the program include:

  • An intensive residential program
  • Peer mentor program
  • Success coaching
  • First Year Advising Cohort
  • Workshops and trainings
  • An online community
  • HP Student Advisory Board
  • Financial support

Your gift today will ensure that this program continues to support our HP students as they hone in on their superpowers and become the heroes of tomorrow!

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Donor list

Stefanie Ordoveza Smith
Kaitlyn B Crawford
nathan boyd & Nanci Boyd
Omar Zazueta
Angelica D
Shelley Kehoe & Joseph Kehoe
Mary-Colleen Tinney
Dinora Sanchez
Wayne Lee
Launi Gates & None
Jenee Palmer & Bedford Palmer
Giselle Espinola-Jimenez
Stephanie Carter
Emma Arellano-Flores & Jose Flores
Shane Trimble
Toussaint Bailey & Denise Bailey
Nicole Sisneros
Aaron D Sachowitz
Maria Elena Altany
Patrick Hafferty
Mike Prebil & Megan Prebil
Audrey and Gary Carneiro
Abegail Baguio
Shauna Whidden
Steven Koll
Karin Johnson-Butler
Rita Richcreek
Kate Cole
Margaret French Isaac
Carl Reed II
Darby S Brennan & Krista L. Rosa
Agustina Burns & Christopher Burns

Mahershala Ali '96 matched $5,000
Alumni Board of Directors gave $6,000
Board of Trustees and select former Trustees gave $200,000

Receive a 1Day1SMC headband as a token of our appreciation when you make a gift! 🦸