As they prepared for graduation, the Class of 2011 generously began a new tradition for Marymount University. The students on this year’s Senior Class Gift Committee challenged their classmates to raise funds to create scholarships for incoming freshmen, dubbing the initiative “Pay it Forward.”
More than a third of the graduating class contributed to the campaign, surpassing the established dollar goal by 32%. Their generosity will provide scholarships for six members of Marymount’s Class of 2015.
A committee of rising seniors has already met to discuss next year’s Senior Class Gift effort; they are looking forward to helping to “Pay it Forward” for the Class of 2016.