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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
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$485,210 Donated

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The library has heroically responded to the needs of our students during the past year. Library staff swooped into online classes to help students discover cutting-edge research; donned masks (and invisible capes) as they returned to work during the pandemic to retrieve research for scholars and reopen study spaces; dashed books out to waiting cars; scanned chapters and mailed books to students and faculty sheltering in place around the world; kept students safe with a reservations system to promote social distancing; and facilitated faster-than-a-speeding-bullet access to thousands of digital journals, videos, and more. 

We engaged with students in new and creative ways, introducing the Summer and Jan Term Book Club, providing a virtual platform for students, faculty, staff, and alums to read and dialogue with librarians. The Virtual Escape Room introduced first-year and transfer students to library resources.  The library’s inaugural Open Textbook Grant supports faculty in all four schools to develop our students’ resources. 

On this day of giving, we ask you to make a gift of support for library initiatives that directly contribute to student success, strengthen our community, and provide the skills and resources our students need to become the heroes of tomorrow.

Donor affiliations

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50% Faculty/Staff

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Donor list

Lauren MacDonald
Jessica Chun
Shannon Meaney-Ryer photoShannon Meaney-Ryer
Swetta Abeyta
O'Neal Patrick
Nora Zulema Garcia
Linda F Wobbe
Judith Murphy

Judith Murphy matched $2,000
Alumni Board of Directors gave $6,000
Board of Trustees and select former Trustees gave $200,000

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