Mother McAuley Alumnae Association


Annual Fund

         Critical to our Success! 

Sister Ellen Marie Ryan, RSM Scholarship Fund

This fund was initiated by music alumnae to establish a scholarship in honor of Sister Ellen's dedicated service to Mother McAuley as a faculty member for over 30 years. Your donation will help to support the fine arts program at McAuley through this scholarship awarded annually to a deserving music student. Donate today as a tribute to Sister Ellen Marie.

Mary Clare Lynch Scholarship
Family and friends are proud to honor Mary Clare’s memory and support women at McAuley. Help build the Mary Clare Lynch Scholarship by donating today. As a alumna and past staff member, McAuley was a special place for Mary Clare.

Don Haynes Memorial Theatre Scholarship
The Don Haynes Memorial Scholarship was established as a tribute to Mr. Haynes, husband of Theatre Director, Mrs. Patricia Haynes. Don was a Renaissance man, beloved by generations of McAuley Theatre students, who even stepped on stage and performed in some of the shows. Don Haynes personified and believed in a strong Liberal Arts Education for everyone.   

Jan Malloy Scholarship for Spirit and Community Service
Jan Malloy Scholarship for Spirit and Community ServiceA gift to the Jan Malloy Scholarship will make a difference! This scholarship was established to honor Jan Malloy, former Alumnae Coordinator at Mother McAuley.  Jan was an integral part of the Mother McAuley family and was a truly spirited Mighty Mac.  Buy raffle tickets now to support this scholarship. Basket includes iPad mini and a fabulous Paddlin' On kayak experience.Drawing on November 2, 2013.

Scholarship and Financial Aid for Students
A donation to financial aid at Mother McAuley bridges the gap between the actual cost to educate a student and the tuition that families pay!
No matter the size, every gift is greatly appreciated and every gift will make a difference. All of our students benefit from gifts to financial aid since tuition alone covers only 89% of the cost to educate a student.
Please help us to close the gap! 

Maureen Breen Putnam '65 Memorial Scholarship
A garden addition at Mother McAuley was established as a memorial to celebrate the life of Maureen Breen Putnam, Class of 1965 and honor her loving magnanimous, and unique spirit. Memorial gifts for student tuition assistance may be given in remembrance of Maureen. This tribute strives to be instrumental in fostering the characteristics that Maureen exemplified while helping other girls to experience the superior education at Mother McAuley.

Bigane Family Scholarship
As a tribute to Mrs. Jane Bigane, the Bigane Family - Anne Bigane Wilson '76, Katie Bigane Larson '78, Sheila Bigane Bauschalt '79, Meg Bigane '82, Julie Bigane Pollard '84 - created this fund to help senior students and their families who are experiencing financial difficulties.

Student Resource Fund
In addition to student financial aid, the Alumnae Association supports our students in other ways. A gift to the Student Resource Fund provides financial support for extraordinary needs of student organizations and activities that may otherwise not be covered. This important contribution to enhance student life ensures that students receive the fullest experience possible while at McAuley.

Bridget Anne Cullen Scholarship
Donations may be made online in loving memory of Bridget Anne Cullen, student of Mother McAuley High School Class of 2013. Every gift will make a difference and serve as a tribute to Bridget's energetic spirit!

Chem Labs
   Expanding for Educational  Excellence -
   New Chemistry Labs construction completed in Fall 2012. 
   Girls + Science = Great Chemistry

Len Wehrmeister Mathematics Scholarship

A scholarship established as a tribute to Len Wehrmeister, a beloved Math teacher at Mother McAuley. His decade long tenure demonstrated a commitment to his students and a true love for the teaching of mathematics.      

1964 Reunion Class Gift
As McAuley graduates celebrate their reunions with friends and reflects on the impact of their McAuley experience and education, they can support the future alumnae with a class gift. This tradition provides an opportunity for alumnae to give back to the place that shaped their futures. The individual gifts are combined into a combined class gift that is presented to the school on behalf of each class and may be designated for a certain area of need. 

The Giving Tree

McAuley faculty have submitted wish list items that would enhance the learning experience in their classrooms. Departmental budgets do not always allow for the purchase of these items. Donors may sponsor an item on the Giving Tree list as an alternative giving opportunity. There are a wide range of items to  choose from  - affording all donors an option to give back to McAuley and to specify a department that may be more meaningful for them.

Catherine's Garden

Leave your Mark
at Mother McAuley. 
Purchase a commemorative brick in Catherine's Garden and support McAuley.
Proceeds benefit student financial aid and scholarship!

MKC - Pay It Forward Scholarship
This scholarship was established by an anonymous donor in honor of an alumna of Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School who has dedicated her life to education, to giving back to society,  and to “Paying it Forward.” The award amount will be set at 50% of the annual tuition. The scholarship will be renewable for up to four years, provided the recipient remains in good standing both academically and behaviorally.

Sr. Agatha O'Brien Scholarship
The recently established Sr. Agatha O'Brien Memorial Scholarship Fund will be awarded to students who score in the top 5% on our entrance exam, attracting the best and brightest students.

Ways to Give

Giving financial support to continue the mission of Catherine McAuley can make a difference in the lives of young women and society.
Gifts of all sizes are appreciated and can be made in a number of ways

  • Online Giving via Credit Card- choose a campaign from above and donate. It's safe and secure.
  • Checks - please make checks payable to Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School and mail to 3737 W. 99th Street, Chicago, IL  60655. 
  • Pledges - gift payments spread over a period of time make giving easier and can be scheduled via online payment.
  • Gifts of Securities or Assets - Under the Internal Revenue Code, gifts of long-term appreciated property can be highly advantageous because allowable deduction is based on the securities' market value at the time the gift is made, not your cost. No tax is imposed on capital gain. 
  • In-Kind Donations - such gifts can include equipment, fine arts, books and other collections and supplies that benefit faculty, staff, and students. 
  • Memorial and Tribute Gifts - a gift to McAuley in honor, or in memory of an individual can include a scholarship, or dedication of a building or specific room.
  • Life Insurance - a gift of whole life insurance can be made by naming the school as the irrevocable owner and beneficiary of the policy. These types of gifts require charitable contributions from the donor to Mother McAuley in the amount of any premiums which may become due.
  • Retirement Accounts - Individual Retirement Accounts or company plans may be left to Mother McAuley by naming us as beneficiary.
  • Trusts, Wills, and Bequests - you can include Mother McAuley in your will or trust, including living trusts and charitable remainder trusts.
  • Matching Gifts - Alumnae and friends can double their gift to Mother McAuley if their employer is a matching gift company. Contact your human resources department.
  • Payroll Deduction - Mother McAuley employees may make one-time and continuing contributions to the school via payroll deduction. Please contact Linda Porter.

For More information on how to make a gift, please contact the Development Office at (773) 881-6559.

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