Giving to SMU

Giving Societies


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Whether you are making a gift for the first time or are continuing a long-standing tradition of giving to Saint Mary's University, we thank you.

As a supporter of Saint Mary’s, you are part of a community that, together, plays an integral role in the success of our students, our faculty, and our University. Those who choose to give and support fellow Santamarians deserve to be recognized. Our giving societies are our way of honoring alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff who help drive the progress of Saint Mary's University and its students.


Thistle Society

The thistle is a traditional symbol of nobility of character, which perfectly captures the spirit of Saint Mary’s alumni and friends. The Thistle Society recognizes donors who provide consistent philanthropic support to Saint Mary's University over two or more consecutive years. Alumni and friends are all welcome to join the Thistle Society, and there is no minimum gift requirement in order to maintain membership.