1971 Class Gift Letter

Dear Members of the Class of 1971,

Each year St. Mary Academy  - Bay View alumnae who are celebrating reunions bring new life to the tradition of giving back to Bay View. As we continue to cherish the lifelong friendships made over 50 years ago, it’s also a time to reflect on the school that nurtured those friendships and provided us an outstanding education - an education that we want to ensure endures for future generations of young women and girls.

The Class of 1971 $25,000 Endowed Scholarship would create a meaningful legacy for our class and, more importantly, provide on-going financial assistance for deserving students based on diverse ethnicity and need. This scholarship would be a permanent and reliable source of income from which financial aid could be awarded.

In addition to helping to endow a scholarship, your gift can also grow Bay View's general fund by means of a match challenge. A generous donor will match gifts up to $1.5 million made by June 30, 2021 by donating that amount to Bay View’s operating fund. In celebration of our 50th year anniversary, we can support the school by helping to meet this challenge so that the tradition of an exceptional St. Mary Academy - Bay View education continues for all.

For many girls, the dream of a Bay View education is only possible if they receive financial assistance.  Please join us in making those dreams a reality by helping to establish the Class of 1971 Endowed Scholarship. We have a goal to raise $25,000 by June 30, 2021. Any employer matching gifts will go towards this class goal.

Gifts may be made securely online at www.bayviewacademy.org/reunion/classes/class-of-1971/classgift or by check to St. Mary Academy - Bay View 3070 Pawtucket Avenue Riverside, RI 02915 (Memo: Class of 1971 Endowment). For gifts of securities, please contact Erin Hanna, Director of Advancement at Bay View, at ehanna@bayviewacademy.org.

With sincere thanks,

Beth Dolan Whitehead, Gina MacDonald Page, Jane DePetro Gallagher,

Kate Fielder-Jenkins and  Maureen Kelly Longo

Subcommittee Chairs – Class of ‘71 ~  50th Reunion Committee

You may also mail a check payable to:

St. Mary Academy - Bay View
Office of Advancement
3070 Pawtucket Avenue
Riverside, RI 02915

Amanda Grattan '11

Coordinator of Alumnae and Parent Engagement
401.434.0113 ext. 137
agrattan@bayviewacademy.org