Whether you contribute to the Marywood Fund, endow a scholarship, or direct your gift to a specific program, your generosity touches the lives of our students. Need proof? Read these stories about students who have benefitted from gifts from donors like you.
"Marywood donors have given me the gift of opportunities, and I hope to do the same for others. I can learn in a comfortable environment, spend time with valuable people, and make unforgettable memories. Although I can not actually shake the hand of every single Marywood donor, I can say thank you with a smile on my face to everyone I write to, speak with, and interact with"
Samantha Mushak '24 is thriving at Marywood thanks to her work ethic, humility, and passion.
"I genuinely wouldn’t know what to say [to the donors] other than thank you. Honestly, the way I see it, the only way to thank the amazing people that have made my education possible is to show them that they invested in the right place and [the] right students. Marywood has completely changed my life for the better and has made me realize that all of my dreams are within reach. That would not have been possible if not for the thousands of donors who truly fund people’s dreams. Thank you."
Madison Howell'22 is giving back to Marywood with her service, leadership, and dedication.
"My favorite thing about Marywood is the people. From the students to the faculty, everyone has the same goal, to help you succeed! Throughout my one year at Marywood, I already have made connections with people that I know that will last a lifetime."
George Thompson ’24 is clearing hurdles on and off the track.
"When I am able I will give to Marywood because I can see now how it impacts the students, faculty, staff, and anyone involved with Marywood and would want to be a part of continuing that and helping any way I could."
Noah Schock ’22 is leading the way in the classroom, on campus, and on the track.
"The greatest lesson that I have learned while attending Marywood is that we truly live in an interdependent world; we could not function on our own, and we need the lives of those around us to encourage growth and success."
Mara Bennett ’22 is determined to give a voice to those who need help finding one.
"I would love to remain as involved as possible to continue giving back to the Marywood community and work to make the university the best it can be. There are many platforms and people to support and encourage positive change."
The desire to help people always spoke to Makenzie Reinhard ’22.
"“If I can, I would like to give to Marywood in any way I can. I feel as though I have grown so much. Marywood introduces its students to a great education, but also allows students to face real world problems."
Omar Ramos ’21 is making it his business to prove hard work pays off.
"Having donors at Marywood has allowed me to focus on my education and extra circulars while relieving the financial burden on my family and I. I was able to focus on enjoying my college experience rather than having to work full-time. "
Karsyn Moore is designing a unique and meaningful legacy at Marywood.
"I would thank the donors for being so generous and kind in giving to Marywood and helping students excel in more ways than one. We don’t just excel in our education, but we’re also growing within ourselves, within our friendships, and within everything else that we are a part of and none of that would be possible without the donors. "
Tara always knew her passion was to serve others. She's pursuing that passion at Marywood.
"I would like to thank donors for all the opportunities that Marywood has given me. There’s so many things that I’ve done here that I didn’t think that I would get to do throughout college especially this past year with the light show. I never thought that I would do that here at college, but my experience has been so much more than what’s in the classroom."
Always drawn to design, Brandon followed his passion at Marywood and found his purpose in the process.