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Sally Cleary, CFRE
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Phone: (973) 290-4455

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Saying thank you now for your legacy giving

When Mother Mary Xavier Mehegan established the College of Saint Elizabeth in September 1899, she solicited the kind cooperation of friends and patrons in the undertaking, “which has for its special object the higher education of women.”

A century later, in 1995, Sister Jacqueline Burns created the New Founders Society to celebrate friends and patrons whose generous estate gift intentions promised to continue to recreate the College of Saint Elizabeth in the spirit of its original founders.

Today, the college endowment exceeds $20 million and numerous transformative programs and projects have been implemented as a result of gifts from New Founders Society members. From the expansion and renovation of science labs to endowed scholarships in a variety of academic disciplines, estate gifts continue to enable the College of Saint Elizabeth to fulfill its mission of educating all students for leadership in service to others.

As a New Founders Society member, you will be recognized in our annual President’s Report and donor honor rolls,invited to our annual President’s Council Luncheon and other special events, and kept close through personal communications as expressions of our gratitude.


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Founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, the College of Saint Elizabeth has a strong tradition of concern for the poor, for developing leadership in a spirit of service and social responsibility, and a commitment to the promotion of women as full partners in society.

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