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Tartan Alumni Legacy Endowment

Be informed and be a part of the T.A.L.E. to a $1,000,000 movement. 


T.A.L.E. is a catchy acronym for the Tartan Alumni Legacy Endowment. It was created in 2014 for alumni and other Tartans to contribute directly to St. Margaret’s Endowment and support financial aid in perpetuity. 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. Tartans Giving Week will take place February 2-8, 2019.

T.A.L.E. Giving Week 2019

T.A.L.E. Giving Week will feature donor and student spotlights, class, Tartan Sweetheart, student leader and sibling challenges along with other Tartan activities (think back to Spirit Week!) where we invite Alumni, Parents of Alumni and friends throughout the week to join together in support of current and future Tartans of St. Margaret’s to make the irreplaceable memories you hold from your/your child’s first alma mater!
  • 200 ALUMNI GIFTS ($5 or more!) – out of over 2,300 Alumni!
  • 50 PARENT OF ALUMNI GIFTS – out of over 1,200 Parents of Alumni
Every single gift to T.A.L.E. will be matched by anonymous donor – let’s show our appreciation through your participation!

Weekend Kick-off – It’s Nostalgia Time! You know about Club 33 (or do you?), let us tell you, you want to be a part of Club ’79 – St. Margaret’s cumulative giving club. During T.A.L.E. Giving Week ONLY – ALL donors will become charter members of Club ’79.
Follow-up our Instagram @TartanAlumni / Facebook @TartanAlumniAssociation and watch our stories all week.

Monday – Marvelous Monday! Welcome to T.A.L.E. Giving Week!
Challenge: SMES Siblings!

Tuesday – Taco Tuesday! All donors today will receive a Los Golondrinas free taco voucher. Challenge: Matching Gifts – do you work for a matching gift company? Triple your impact!

Wednesday – Wacky Wednesday. Our alumni Class with the most gifts from their year today will get to take-over TBT on the alumni Facebook and Instagram

Thursday – Thoughtful Thursday. Who, who was it at SMES that you want to thank or show your love to? Make your gift today in that teacher, that friend or that advisor’s honor!

Friday – Finale Friday! Did we meet our GOALS? Let’s do it or surpass it and show our Tartan Pride!

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Double your Impact

    In 2018-2019 every gift made by alumni to T.A.L.E. 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 T.A.L.E. 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  - Club '79 - 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!  ***All donors during T.A.L.E. Giving Week will become charter members of Club ’79!
  • Be a Leader.

    Curious at what amount you should give? We encourage alumni and parents of 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 T.A.L.E. giving levels and decide what makes sense for you…then repeat, year after year as part of our Tartan tradition.


We are so proud to share the Tartan Alumni Legacy Endowment – T.A.L.E. has reached the $500,000 milestone, making it one of the largest endowment funds at      St. Margaret’s.
We are calling on all alumni, parents of alumni – and especially those of you who work at a matching gift company to join this movement!
  • Be a part of helping fund a St. Margaret’s education.
  • Be a change maker in the world by fueling a young mind with ingenuity, leadership and vigor.
  • Be #proudinplaid by giving back to St. Margaret’s and help T.A.L.E. cross the $1,000,000 threshold!
Thank you for donating! We are grateful for your support of T.A.L.E.
2018-2019 Alumni Giving Goals:
Participation Rate: 12% (20% by 2020)
Number of Members in the 1979 Club: 200
Alumni Leadership Circle Donors (Gifts of $2,500 or more): 10
Number of new donors: 125
2017-2018 Alumni Giving Stats:
Participation Rate: 10% (up from 7% in 2016-2017)
Average gift size: $24
Number of new donors: 123
Total donors: 207
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 9 frequently asked questions.

TALE Giving Levels

List of 7 items.

  • Club '79

    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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