It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Heather Adsit, wife of Mount Saint Mary College president Dr. Jason N. Adsit, skydiving in honor of the college’s annual Go Blue fundraiser hitting $80,000 in donations.
After a few delays due to poor weather conditions, Heather took to the skies at Skydive The Ranch in Gardiner, N.Y. on Sunday, May 22 – just one day after more than 500 students graduated from the Mount at the 59th annual Commencement ceremony.
The college’s annual Go Blue fundraiser allows participants to support what they love about the Mount. From Athletics to Campus Ministry and everything in between, many areas of the college benefited from the generosity of its friends, alumni, faculty, and staff.
A key contributor to the campaign was Karen Eberle-McCarthy, professor emerita of Hispanic Studies at the Mount, who donated a whopping $20,000 to establish a new scholarship. It will support current junior and senior students with financial need from the City of Newburgh.
“Having spent 37 years teaching Spanish at the Mount and taken hundreds of students on immersive study abroad experiences, I have witnessed the incredible impact a college degree can have on young minds and their future success,” said Eberle-McCarthy. “College graduates from the City of Newburgh are role models for their families and community, which is why I decided to establish a new scholarship. I see this scholarship as an additional bridge between Newburgh and the Mount. The college can’t do this alone – we need more donors and more scholarships.”
The fundraiser was the brainchild of Margaret Treacy, director of Annual Giving at the college. “Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other friends of the college really came together to show their love and support for the Mount,” she said.
Go Blue initiatives, such as Student Emergency Fund, Athletics, Campus Ministry, and others, continue to need your support. Visit www.msmc.edu/goblue for more information.