St. Mary's girls have a heart for giving back to the community. Last Friday, our student-run Community Fund organization granted over $30,000 to five agencies: Carpenter Art Garden, Memphis Oral School for the Deaf, Exchange Club, Multi-National Ministries, and Books from Birth.
Smart. Fearless. Creative. Motivated. Empathetic. Athletic. Passionate. That’s how the school Viewbook describes the St. Mary’s girls of today, and these words ring true of alumnae as well.
It is encouraging to see St. Mary’s - the #1 girls school in the Southeast region - continue its tradition of providing an outstanding education that enables each student to reach her potential and that instills in girls a sense of responsibility to others and a belief that they can make the world better.
It is also delightful to be part of a community of capable, hard-working, and fun-loving women. St. Mary’s welcomes alumnae back to campus for our annual Alumnae Weekend and brings together alumnae for events throughout the year and across the country, including book clubs, alumnae chapel speakers, decades parties, and gatherings of alumnae in other cities. An alumnae phonebook is available to help you reconnect with old friends and get to know alumnae in your city.
The financial support of alumnae is vital to the school. More than half of our alumnae give to the Annual Fund, with gifts ranging from $5 to $50,000. All gifts are essential as we ensure that today’s girls get an exemplary education and a supportive community, just as we did. Please know that we are grateful for every single gift, regardless of size, as we are grateful for you as a member of the St. Mary's family.
Please reach out to us to learn more about upcoming events, to share an idea, or to get more involved in volunteering or leadership.
We hope to see you soon!
Jessica Johnson ’94
Alumnae Board President
Rainey Ray Segers ’05
Director of Alumnae
ONCE A ST. MARY'S GIRL, ALWAYS A ST. MARY'S GIRL!
St. Mary’s offers its alumnae opportunities to gain the personal and professional satisfaction that comes with a close association of like-minded women and an opportunity to share in the future of the school.
The Mays Prize in Writing is St. Mary's annual fiction-writing contest sponsored by the Mays family.
The Cynthia D. Pitcock History Award, established in 2002, bears the name of former St. Mary's history teacher Dr. Cynthia D. Pitcock and honors extraordinary people who have made historically significant contributions through the power of their spirits; who through their respect for the dignity of fellow humans, have added to the civility and decency of life; and who, through their exemplary work, have promoted excellence and inspired young women to succeed on whatever path they choose.
St. Mary's alumnae gathered in Nashville to enjoy an evening at the Governor's Residence with Tennessee First Lady and alumna Crissy Garrett Haslam '76.
ALUMNAE CHAPEL SPEECHES
2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR
Meg Jemison Bartlett ’72
Meggan Wurzburg Kiel ’98
Joann Self Selvidge ’94
Zina Kumok ’07
Upcoming Alumnae Chapel Speeches
2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR
- Wednesday, April 5 – Megha Karkera Kanjia ’00
- Friday, April 21 – Gretchen Wollert McLennon '93, Outstanding Alumna 2017