Alumnae Board President

Dear Marymount Family,

The Marymount Alumnae Board started the year with a Board Fun Night at Bryant Park Grill on Thursday, August 28. It was a lovely way for us to begin the year and more informally chat about up-coming events that we hoped to plan.

We had our first Marymount Alumnae Board meeting on Wednesday, September 3, at the Fordham University Development Offices at 888 Seventh Avenue. Jane welcomed the new Board members: Mary Begley Murphy, '66; Marilyn O'Connor Dimling, '74; and Teresita Abay Krueger, '82. At this meeting we pulled together our plans and made decisions about up-coming events. If you want a copy of the minutes of the meeting, please contact Mary Donohue at maryjdonohue@yahoo.com.

To date, we have raised $600,000 for the Legacy Fund and we are going to give scholarships to Fordham students who have Marymount relatives. More of the board members are able to be at the Call Center to make the Marymount alumnae calls and we plan to send out some appeal letters to help boost the amount of the fund, like we did last year. Our goal for the Legacy Fund is $1 million. Support the Legacy Fund.

Also at our board meeting we made plans for Founder's Day; Jubilee 2015 – June 5,6, and 7; and the Honorees for the Award Ceremony 2015.

Some Marymount Alumnae arrived for Homecoming after the 5K Ram Run to enter the Tent on Edwards Parade. Everyone was welcomed with free food and soft drinks. We also cheered on the Rams as they beat the University of Rhode Island. Did you miss it? There were record crowds. Perhaps you will come next year for another fun celebration?

September 19 found many of us at Cormaria Retreat House for the annual fall retreat for women. About 30 of the 50 attendees were Marymount alumnae. The weather was beautiful.

We remembered Sister Virginia (St. Edward) McNally during the retreat. Ginny died August 12, and for so many years she was present with us for the retreats and gave presentations. Many remember her from her years of teaching art at Marymount College.

  • Oct. 21: Women and Christianity: Unsettled and Unsettling Questions
    Tognino Hall, Duane Library | Rose Hill Campus
    As Catholic women of faith reconsider themselves, their bodies, and their gender, Callahan will look to the psychological sciences to provide vital resources for the dialogue. More information
  • Nov. 3: Alumni Memorial Mass
    Blessed Rupert Mayer, S.J. Chapel | Lincoln Center Campus
    Remembering all alumni, family, and friends who died from Sept. 3, 2013, through Sept. 3, 2014. More information
  • Nov. 15: The Rev. Frank Moloney, S.D.B., Noted Scripture Scholar
    St. Joseph's Hall | 50 Wilson Park Drive, Tarrytown
    More information will be posted on the alumni events calendar.
  • Nov. 16: The Way Way Back Film and Discussion
    Marymount Convent | 32 Warren Avenue, Tarrytown
    A stifled teen finds his voice with encouragement from the manager of a local water park, where he takes a summer job. Join us at 2 p.m. Registration is not necessary.
  • Dec. 7: Marymount Founder's Day
    Butler Commons, Duane Library | Rose Hill Campus
    On this day we remember the founding of Marymount College by Mother Marie Joseph Butler, R.S.H.M. and present the Mother Butler Leadership Award. More information
  • Dec. 14: Advent Day of Recollection
    Marymount Convent | 32 Warren Ave., Tarrytown, N.Y.
    More information

Remember to be in touch with any members of the Marymount Alumnae Board to give us your suggestions. We love to hear from you. Contact us at mmalumnae@fordham.edu.

Be sure to look at events in your area.

Hope to see you at these events!
Jane Bartnett, MC '76
Marymount Alumnae Board President
janebartnett@yahoo.com