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LETTER FROM THE BOARD CHAIR

ANNUAL FUND

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Our legacy in your hands!

inter has passed (if you can call it winter this year!) and the Easter season is upon us. Not

long from now, our seniors will be graduating. When I think of Magnificat’s graduation, I

look fondly back on my own. I still cherish the

memories of our class Night-in-Blue skit, senior prom, and walking

down the aisle in a white gown with red roses. Fortunately, I have two daughters, Meghan ’09 and Bridget ’15, who also experienced the

friendships, spirituality, and academic education at Magnificat. And

fortunately, I have been involved as an alumna, both on the Alumnae

Board and the Board of Directors. As Magnificat prepares to welcome

Your gift to the Annual Fund allows flexibility for unexpected educational opportunities throughout the year, and gives Magnificat the ability to plan strategically for future growth. When our community members come together with a common goal, great things happen. Our goal is to have every young woman graduate from Magnificat with the confidence, compassion and courage to make a positive difference in our world. With your support, we can do that.

Thank you for considering a gift to the Annual Fund.

the class of 2021, I would like the incoming students’ families to

know that our mission to educate young women holistically to learn,

lead, and serve in the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat is alive and well. The Board and the leadership team at Magnificat are committed to our

values of respect, commitment, collaboration, compassion, faith-filled life, and lifelong learning. In addition, we strive to support the new

Empowerment Initiative, which ensures that our students will be role

models for the real world, grounded in faith. They will also receive an excellent academic education and will be trained as leaders prepared to serve those in need.

That’s why I love Magnificat and am committed to making sure our school’s mission is ever present in all that we do, and that we remain dedicated to the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, our founding sponsors. I look forward to seeing you at some of our upcoming events, including the

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annual gala in April and graduation in May.

MAUREEN KARNATZ SMITH ‘81 Chairperson

2017

AWARD WINNERS The Magnificat Award P. Kelly Tompkins Alumnae Award Megan Engle McNamara ‘87 of Excellence

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