The Board of Trustees of Maryville University has unanimously voted to allocate a multi-year commitment totaling $100,000 to the Society of the Sacred Heart’s In Mission for Life Capital Campaign. The funds will be used for elder care for members of the Society as well as other ministry initiatives.
The Society of the Sacred Heart founded Maryville in 1872 and governed the school for a century during its transformation into a coeducational institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs. In 1972, during the school’s centennial year, the Society turned over governance to a lay board.
“Maryville values its Sacred Heart heritage and this contribution to the Sacred Heart’s campaign provides tangible proof of that enduring relationship,” said Maryville President Mark Lombardi, PhD.
“On behalf of the members of the Society of the Sacred Heart, U.S. Province and particularly the members of our community living in and around St. Louis, we are humbled by and grateful for the generosity of Maryville University,” said Shirley Miller, RSCJ, director of mission advancement, U.S. Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart. “The gift from Maryville to the Society’s In Mission for Life Capital Campaign is such a profound affirmation of our present and future mission to make the love of the Heart of God present in our world. This sentiment so clearly resounds in this generous gift to the Religious of the Sacred Heart. Our founder, St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, once wrote: ‘Charity is the bond of hearts.’ Through an act of charity and vision in 1872, Maryville University was born. Today, Maryville’s act of charity deepens the bond of hearts among us. We thank you and pray for the continued success of Maryville.”