Marymount Legacy Fund FAQ

After surveying alumnae, the Marymount Alumnae Association Board unanimously voted to create the Marymount Legacy Fund (MLF) in honor of Marymount College's centennial in 2007.

The goal of the endowed fund is to preserve the Marymount name and tradition of excellence set forth by Mother Butler in helping to educate and shape female undergraduates at Fordham. The fund aims to honor and continue the mission of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary who founded Marymount in 1907.

  • A female student who most embodies the Marymount spirit through learning and leadership
  • Family affiliation with any of the Marymount schools or colleges
  • Demonstration of financial need and academic merit
  • Full-time enrollment at Fordham University

The Fordham University endowment is managed in accordance with the financial policies established by the Fordham University Board of Trustees. All funds donated to the Marymount Legacy Fund will be invested accordingly and at all times remain for the benefit of the Marymount scholarship recipients.

A Marymount Legacy Fund advisory committee has been established in partnership with Fordham to review candidates and make the award selection. To date, there have been five MLF recipients who have each received a $5,000 scholarship.

Make a gift to the Marymount Legacy Fund online.

If you prefer to make a donation through traditional mail, please make checks payable to the Marymount Legacy Fund and send to:

Fordham University, Development and University Relations
45 Columbus Ave, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10023

You will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible donation shortly after your donation is processed.

If you work for a company that has a matching gifts program, please take advantage of this benefit to increase your contribution to the MLF.

The Marymount Legacy Fund can be named the beneficiary in deferred living plans, wills, living trusts, and insurance policies. To discuss making a planned gift to the MLF, please contact: Justine Franklin, director of major gifts, at 212-636-7383 or

All faculty and alumnae are encouraged to participate in MLF fundraising efforts, regional outreach events, and signature annual events. For more specific details, please feel free to contact Jane Bartnett, '72: or Justine Franklin: