Giving Priorities

List of 4 items.

  • Cupola Fund

    The Annual Giving Cupola Fund is unrestricted giving that provides for everything under the cupola! It is essential to our ability to fulfill our mission of providing academic excellence in the Catholic tradition at Mount de Sales Academy. Annual gifts are the only other significant source of unrestricted revenue outside of tuition. Gifts to the Cupola Fund provide critical funds that support the ongoing work at the school and bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost to educate a student.
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  • Capital Campaign

    Capital Campaigns at MDSA fund capital projects to maintain our historic campus and construct new additions to meet the needs of our current and future students. Most recently, we have had successful capital campaigns to fund the fourth floor renovation, side chapel expansion, and the Center for Performing Arts and Student Life. 

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  • Scholarship

    It is a priority of the Board of Trustees and Administration that Mount de Sales Academy maintain an affordable tuition. Despite the significant amount of financial aid each year, some families are still unable to send their daughters to Mount de Sales Academy. Therefore, scholarship support is always needed at Mount de Sales Academy and makes a lifelong impact on the recipients.
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  • Endowment

    Mount de Sales Academy has identified the need for endowment as a priority in our long-range strategic planning. Endowment is an investment in the future security of Mount de Sales Academy.
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The goal of MDSA's Development Office is to match the donors’ desires with the needs of Mount de Sales Academy.

Other Needs

To that end, we welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your desire to identify and support a specific project that is outside of the identified giving priorities.

To learn more about how your generosity and the needs of Mount de Sales Academy may come together to benefit our current and future students, please contact Claire M. Cohagan ‘78, director of development, at  To contact the Development Office by phone, you may call 410.744.8498.

Contact the Development Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Elizabeth Saverino

    Ms. Elizabeth Saverino 

    Executive Director of Advancement
    Johns Hopkins University - MLA
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County - BFA
  • Photo of Claire Cohagan

    Mrs. Claire Cohagan 

    Director of Development
  • Photo of Virginia Shenk

    Mrs. Virginia Shenk 

    Director of Advancement Operations
    410-744-8498 x137

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