Recognition of Giving

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Society ($1,000,000 & over) - Honors the courage, dedication and faith of the Foundress of the Sisters of Providence and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and makes possible the continuation of her mission to improve the lives of women and of society as a whole.

The 1840 Society ($500,000 - $999,999) - Honoring our history, while providing for our future, the 1840 Society reveres those donors whose transformative generosity touches thousands of lives and directly impacts the future of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

The Sarah and Joseph Thralls Society ($100,000 - $499,999) - Holding in the highest regard, the couple who opened their home to Saint Mother Theodore and her companions when they arrived in 1840, gifts at this level embody the sacrificial generosity and selfless spirit of the original benefactors of our founding sisters.

The President’s Society ($50,000 - $99,999) - Recognizes a level of annual giving that helps give life to the President’s vision and goals for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

The Les Bois Circle ($25,000 - $49,999) - Meaning The Woods, the Les Bois Society respectfully and affectionately acknowledges donors at this level with the same reverence as bestowed on the original Les Bois chronicles that hold Woods stories from our earliest beginnings.

The Oak Leaf Circle ($15,000 - $24,999) - Acknowledging the rich traditions of the Ring and of the Oak Leaf Ceremony; gifts at this level are very special and central to College heritage.

The Le Fer Circle ($10,000 - $14,999) - Honors the zeal and commitment of sisters Francis Xavier (Irma Le Fer) SP, and Mary Joseph (Elvire Le Fer) SP, who ministered with Saint Mother Theodore in the early years of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Academy.

The Pomeroy Circle ($5,000 - $9,999) - Honors Mary Joseph Pomeroy, SP, ’21 (Esther Pomeroy), Professor of English and French at the College for many years.  In 1934, she became executive secretary of the Alumnae Association, and in 1961 was named vice president and director of Advancement. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods athletic teams bear her name in recognition of her athletic prowess when she was a student at The Woods.

The Cecilian Club ($1,000 - $4,999)

The Providence Club ($500 - $999) - Honors Providence which, in the words of Saint Mother Theodore, “has never failed us.”

The Avenue Club ($100 - $499) - This Club is symbolized by the gates which are the official and welcoming entry to The Woods.

The Acorn Club ($5 - $99)

Cumulative Giving Levels

The Visionaries Society ($1,000,000 & over)

The Founders Society ($500,000 - $999,999)

The Onyx Society ($100,000 - $499,000)

Estate Giving

The Legacy Guild - Donors who support the College with an estate plan gift provide the foundation for academic excellence in years to come. Through their generosity, Legacy Guild members demonstrate so clearly how one generation can help the next. To receive recognition, please contact the Office of Advancement and notify us of your intent.