Support the President's Emergency Fund

This campaign ended on October 01, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Saint Mary's College of California by clicking here!

We unite as one Gael community to support students in need through the President's Emergency Fund (PEF).

Contributions to the PEF directly benefit SMC students, who as a byproduct of COVID-19 pandemic, are facing unprecedented hardships, including barriers to distance learning, loss of income from part-time and summer jobs, difficulty paying rent, and affording groceries.

In response to the financial crisis of 2008, Regent Lauren Speeth MBA '89 and the Elfenworks Foundation, along with other members of the Board of Regents at that time launched and invested in the President's Emergency Fund, in coordination with President Brother Ronald Gallagher, FSC, '69. Then, as now, the PEF helps students facing difficult circumstances remain on course to graduate. This spring, the Board of Trustees, Board of Regents, Alumni Board, and College leadership reinvigorated the PEF by making personal gifts and helping inspire others to donate.

While SMC is grateful to receive Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding, which helps some of our students, not all of our Gaels are eligible for this aid. We are leveraging the PEF to ensure all students — even those who can't receive CARES Act funding — get the financial assistance they need at this crucial time.

You can help the 385+ students who have demonstrated need by making a gift to the President's Emergency Fund.

Thank you for your generosity and compassion at this important time.



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Michael Hanika
Julie Ann Madden
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