Thank you to everyone who helped to make Woods Giving Day 2024 a great success! We had 1090 donors contribute more than $427,000 to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. You made an investment in the future lives of our students and are helping make a difference! Did you miss Woods Giving Day? There’s still to give to the Woods Fund.



Give $50 or more to receive a pair of limited edition WGD ankle socks, sponsored by Bright Ideas in Broad Ripple. 

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Community Partners

SMWC is blessed to work with amazing community partners every day, but especially on Woods Giving Day. Many community engagement opportunities are available today across the Wabash Valley.
Check it out!

Sponsorship of Woods Giving Day socks.

Sponsoring a challenge match.

Use code GIVEBACK02 online or mention Woods Giving Day when ordering in-store.

is donating 20% of sales for every order that mentions SMWC. (Excludes app orders).

is donating 100% of proceeds from all sundaes, shakes and cheese curds orders.

The Cottage
is donating $1 from every kicker drink and large coffee sold on Woods Giving Day!

Little Bear Coffee Company
is donating $1 from each Pomeroy Bear Bomb sale at both locations.

Areas of Greatest Need

Woods Fund

When you make a gift to the Woods Fund, it joins with the gifts of thousands of other alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends to make a real difference here at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Student Financial Assistance

The available scholarships are one of the main reasons students choose to attend SMWC. Help make it possible for students to continue to have that opportunity.


What is Woods Giving Day (WGD)?

Woods Giving Day (WGD) is an annual, daylong fundraising event that typically takes place in February. For 24 hours, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students come together to Aspire Higher. Through this day of giving, The Woods is able to provide scholarships to deserving students, make necessary updates and renovations to historic buildings on campus, enhance current academic programs and help bring new ones to SMWC, improve technology, expand Pomeroy Athletics, and much more. In short, it’s a day where generations of Pomeroys come together to make a difference in the lives of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College students.

Why should I participate and give on WGD?

By giving a gift, on Woods Giving Day, your gift is making a greater impact. Thanks to generous alumni and community partners who are sponsoring challenges, gifts made on Woods Giving Day can potentially double! And your gift doesn’t provide just financial support to SMWC – it encourages current students by showing them that Pomeroys keep investing and believing in them every step of the way.

Where can I give to make the most impact right now?

Every gift makes a difference in the lives of SMWC students. If you’d like your gift to make the largest impact, you can direct your gift to the Woods Fund. It is the simplest and most important way for you to ensure SMWC is able to provide an educational experience that is both exceptional and affordable. 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.

Can my donation count towards more than one challenge?

Example: If you are a 1986 graduate who lives in the Wabash Valley, your donation would go towards both the Class of 1986 and the Wabash Valley Residents challenges.

Whom do I contact with additional questions?

The Office of Advancement is happy to help! If you need further assistance or information, please contact our office between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST, toll-free at 888-769-0013, or email your questions to