How Your Gift Helps

Whether you contribute to the Marywood Fund, endow a scholarship, or direct your gift to a specific program, your generosity touches the lives of our students. Need proof? Read these stories about students who have benefitted from gifts from donors like you.

Laura Niederer '18

"Change is inevitable...embrace it and develop yourself along with it."
Laura Niederer, a Marywood scholarship recipient, reflected on how her time at Marywood helped her change and grow as a person.

Brandon Sodani '18

"I am the first in my family to attend college. When I walk across that stage at graduation, it will be a proud moment for me and my family."
Brandon is the first in his family to attend college. The importance of this achievement is not lost on Brandon.

Lizzy Bednar '18

"We help one another at Marywood. This motivates me to pay it forward and make a difference."
Lizzy Bednar plans to use her talents and the education she receives at Marywood to "pay it forward" - both through her career goals as well as through her involvement with the university.

Lauren Olsen '14 (M.S. '15)

"I have grown and evolved as a person at Marywood. I walked in as a shy and timid freshman and walked out as a leader with a Master's degree"
Lauren Olsen's fondest memories are the annual Christmas tree lighting, commencement, and the numerous volunteer projects she participated in.