The Woods Fund


Each year, thousands of alumnae/i, parents and friends contribute to the Woods Fund by making unrestricted gifts to the College. Their gifts advance the mission of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College by enhancing the teaching and learning environment and sustaining our commitment to providing a world-class education rooted in the liberal arts and shaped by Catholic values.

Annual giving means everything to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.  Consider that the College would need an additional $17 million in the endowment to replace the $1.1 million made up by Woods Fund gifts. Or, it would mean an additional tuition charge of $3,500 per student, to support what these gifts provide each year.

Join the Woods Community of Giving

When you make a gift to the Woods Fund, it joins with the gifts of thousands of other alumnae/i, parents and friends. It is the simplest and most important way for individuals to ensure that SMWC is able to provide an educational experience that is both exceptional and affordable.

Why Every Gift Matters

Gifts to the Woods Fund offset current operating costs and touch every corner of campus providing funding for student scholarships, facility enhancements, faculty and staff enrichment, technology advancements, support for student services, athletics and more. Whether large or small, there is always a place for your gift.

Participation and Faithfulness Make a Difference

Giving – and giving every year – makes an enormous impact. Your consistent participation enables SMWC to plan for the future with confidence.

Participation also ensures that SMWC is ranked well when compared with peer institutions. The percentage of alumnae/i that give back to their alma mater is a factor used by major national ranking publications such as U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review as an indicator of satisfaction with the education. These rankings attract applicants.

Giving is Easy!

Make a gift now or enroll in our monthly giving program and spread your gift out over the year with monthly debits from your credit or debit card ($5 minimum monthly gift please).