Giving Back and Paying Forward

By Maroon & White | fall 2014

“The Thomas J. and Donald P. Keleher Memorial Scholarship helped me purchase books and pay for tuition. It also allowed me to devote more time to my studies and excel in my classes. My family and I are so thankful for this award and very grateful to the Keleher family for their generosity.” 

—Julia Purcell (2013-14 recipient)

An endowed scholarship made a world of difference for Julia Purcell, a third year Environmental Science and Geography major from Middle Sackville, NS, shown above with Donnie Keleher's sister, Mary Hellstrom BSc’74, MBA’80. For information about establishing an endowed student award, or adding to an existing endowment, please contact Saint Mary’s University’s Development Office, either locally
at 902-420-5496, or toll free at 1-888-SMU-GIVE (768-4483). Information is also available at

Campus Notes: “I give because I believe in Saint Mary’s University.”

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