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Volume II July 2019 | Staying Connected

Staying Connected to St. Margaret's School


Happy Summer!

"Here's to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them."--Anon.

As I start my two-year term as President of the St. Margaret's Alumnae Association Board, I find myself reflecting on this quote. Our board is full of strong women who I am proud to know and work with.

A community of strong engaged alumnae has the power to do so much for St. Margaret's. For this reason, our board believes it is important for alumnae to connect with each other and know alumnae who are not only classmates, but also those who came before and after them.

The power created with engaged alumnae helps spread the story of our strong all-girls' school on the river. Building a strong enrollment for SMS is the number one priority for the school, and as alumnae, we play a critical role in supporting this effort. If you know a girl who would benefit from the St. Margaret's experience, please share your SMS story and connect her with the admission team.

At St. Margaret's, we were raised to grow in grace and with that grace comes strength in believing in ourselves, learning who we are, and having confidence to become our best. I hope we can come together as a diverse and inclusive alumnae community, help more girls find their path to St. Margaret's, and give back to support the growth of STRONG WOMEN.

Sincerely,
Mary Leipertz '00


Annual Fund Finish

SMS just concluded its fundraising year and had another remarkable year of giving. Thanks to the hundreds of alumnae who donated to the 2018-2019 Annual Fund. In total, we raised $482,500 toward the Annual Fund. Alumnae participation was 33%, up from 17% last year! We appreciate your generous donations to St. Margaret's!



Save the Dates!

We want to be sure our alumnae have seen the date changes for a couple of exciting events this fall.

Golden Thistle Luncheon- Our Annual Golden Thistle Luncheon at Westminster Canterbury is September 19 and we want all Golden Thistles to be aware this event has been moved a month earlier.

Alumnae Association Annual Meeting- Our Lewis Ginter Alumnae Association Meeting has been moved to November 16. We look forward to also celebrating St. Margaret's Day at this event and hope alumnae will plan to join us.

Young Alumnae Day- Young Alumnae, we invite you to return to campus in December this year to reconnect with old friends, classmates, and teachers. As SMS girls remember, having graduates return each winter is a great chance to connect and share about the college experience. We hope to see you back on campus in December!

Invitations with more details will follow for all of these events. Please mark your calendars now and plan to join us.