Why We Give
Chris Doyle ’96
My parents and I decided I should attend Rosemont in 1992. It fit me perfectly and allowed me to accomplish many of my goals. They often joked that Rosemont was the best thing that ever happened to me and I would have to agree. When my parents passed away a few years ago, I decided that it would be a fitting memorial to them both to bequest a gift to Rosemont College. Both my mom and dad were proud Rosemont parents, often wearing the requisite Rosemont sweatshirt as they went about their days. I could think of no better way to honor their memory than to give back to the place that has given me so much.
Marlene Barnett ’99
I made a bequest to Rosemont because I appreciated that there was an evening program aimed toward working adults when I needed that type of schedule/curriculum to finish my degree. After much consideration and prayer, I decided to make a bequest to establish a scholarship so that adults who need financial help will have access to a Rosemont education. I’ve worked hard and feel blessed and happy to be able to help others in some small way.
Millie Niles Cooper ’54
I made a bequest to Rosemont in my Will as a small way to thank the Holy Child Sisters and the institution they began and fostered. I believe in Rosemont and its mission today, and I want it to continue into the future. I want to be a part of the lives of students that Rosemont will serve by investing in Rosemont in this way now.
Mary Kathryn Campbell, PhD ’60
In 2011, Mary Kathryn Campbell, PhD ’60, a professor at Mount Holyoke College and the author of numerous collegiate chemistry textbooks, established the Mary Kathryn Campbell Fund for Scientific Discovery in Chemistry at Rosemont College through a generous bequest. Following her death in 2014, Rosemont received a total of $3,072,846, as the result of her thoughtful estate planning. The College is very grateful to Mary for her foresight in establishing the Fund through her will. The Fund will enrich the lives of students and faculty in the sciences for decades to come. Recent purchases made possible by the Fund include:
- classroom furniture containing electrical hook-ups for laptops and other devices
- audio visual equipment and new sympodiums for use by faculty in the classroom
- state-of-the-art anatomically correct human models
- laboratory instrumentation to analyze samples
- restoration of the coral reef
Future uses of the Fund will include additional upgrades to classrooms and laboratories, as well as internship and research funding and faculty development funding.
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