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Tartan Alumni Legacy Endowment

Thank you to all our 2017-2018 Alumni donors – you really knocked our socks off!

With your support we reached 10% alumni giving participation!
Thank you, Merci, Danke! We are grateful for your support of T.A.L.E.
Alumni Giving Stats:
Participation Rate: 10% (up from 7% in 2016-2017)
Average gift size: $24
Number of new donors: 123
Kudos to classes with 25% or higher alumni giving participation: ’87, ’07 and ‘12

T.A.L.E. - Leave a Legacy. Make an Impact.

The ability to give to St. Margaret's in perpetuity is truly profound. Your gift of say $20.11 with a gift of $1,992 and another of $99 really ads up. Give a nod to your own or your child(ren)'s graduating years with a "number" gift. Show just how #proudinplaid you really are.

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • What is TALE and Tartans Giving Week?

    T.A.L.E. is a catchy acronym for the Tartan Alumni Legacy Endowment. It was created in 2014 for alumni to contribute directly to St. Margaret’s Endowment and support financial aid. T.A.L.E Giving Week is a set period of time each year when we encourage the entire Tartan community to philanthropically support St. Margaret's through participatory and leadership gifts to T.A.L.E.
  • Double your Impact

    In 2018-2019 every gift made by alumni to TALE will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous Tartan donor. That’s right, your gift will be doubled! If your company has matching gifts – the impact is tripled!
  • Tartan Tradition

    Be a part of the Tartan Tradition and make a gift  – in any amount – to TALE. Our aim is to grow alumni participation to 30%. Currently we are at 10% - join together with your classmates and friends and be 20% by 2020. 
  • Be a Loyal Scot!

    Launching this fall is our loyalty program encouraging and recognizing alumni who make a gift to St. Margaret’s each and every year. Currently, the longest giving streak from an alumna/us is 26 years!
  • Be a Leader.

    Curious at what amount you should give? We encourage alumni to give what’s in their heart and what their budget allows. This past year we had gifts ranging from $1 to $25,000. Take a look at our TALE giving levels and decide what makes sense for you…then repeat, year after year as part of our Tartan tradition.


List of 7 frequently asked questions.

TALE Giving Levels

List of 7 items.

  • 1979 Club

    Donor loyalty club for consecutive giving
  • Friends Circle

    *Every donor to TALE will receive a Tartan Lion Pin.
  • Tartan Circle

  • Leadership Circle

    *This year, Leadership Circle donors were treated to an intimate evening on campus in the new Ingrid Andrews Outdoor Classroom that featured interactive demonstrations from each of the student divisions.
  • Highlander Circle

  • Regency Circle

  • Royal Circle

    $25,000 or more
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