Thank you to everyone who completed the 2020 Friends of Saint Mary Survey! We were amazed by the number of responses and are so grateful for all of you.
We learned so much, but here are the top five lessons you shared with us.
#1: More than 80 percent of you indicated that you often read the Aspire.
This is wonderful! We promise to continue publishing it for you.
#2: The most common reason why friends and alumni give to Saint Mary: They appreciate the quality education that USM provides.
Thank you to all of the alumni who choose to pay it forward. We promise to continue offering a top-notch education at USM.
#3: More than 75 percent of you are satisfied with how we inform you about the impact of your gifts.
From an annual Personal Impact Statement to the monthly electronic issue of the eAspire, we promise to continue to share all the wonderful ways your support of Saint Mary makes an impact on the lives of students.
#4: Not many of you actively follow us on social media.
Today, we invite you to start following Saint Mary. Not only will you stay up to date on the latest news, but you will also learn about exclusive events and alumni opportunities.
#5: More than 10 percent of you are interested in adding USM to your estate plans.
If you are interested in learning about how easy it is to include USM in your estate plans, please reach out to Jane Liebert, C’97, director of major gifts and planned giving, at:
Thanks again to everyone who participated this year.
Please watch for an opportunity to take the 2021 survey in January. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts with the Office of University Advancement at: