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An endowment gift to Saint Mary's College of California today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Here's how it works: Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at Saint Mary's College of California. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

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You can create an endowed gift using the following assets:

Remarkable Journey from Kenya to Moraga and Beyond

Dr. Lynette NyaggahDr. Lynette Nyaggah recently established the Dr. Mougo Boniface Azariah Nyaggah Endowed Scholarship in memory of her late husband, Dr. Mougo Nyaggah '64, who passed away unexpectedly last year at the age of 75. Dr. Mougo Nyaggah, who made his way from the highlands of Kenya to Saint Mary's at age 23, had an impressive life of academic achievement, but as a young man he never expected his life to take the course it did. His story is a living example of our Saint Mary's Lasallian mission-to take those with limited means from diverse backgrounds and give them the education they need to soar, and Dr. Mougo Nyaggah did indeed soar. "Saint Mary's College provided support when he had nothing but a few hundred shillings in his pocket and a burning desire to excel," said his wife Lynette.  Keep reading »

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Next Steps

  1. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  2. Contact Douglas D. Hansen at (925) 631-4218 or ddh3@stmarys-ca.edu to discuss endowed gifts.
  3. If you include Saint Mary's in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Saint Mary's College of California
Address: 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94575
Federal Tax ID Number: 94-1156599