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Donor Recognition Societies

The Saint Mary of the Lake Legacy Society is the giving society for donors to the University of Saint Mary of the Lake (USML) recognizing generous donors to Mundelein Seminary and the Institutes making gifts through their estate plans or another form of a planned gift such as a charitable gift annuity, insurance policy or individual retirement account.  The Legacy Society receives perpetual remembrance in daily Masses and prayers and its members will:

  • Receive permanent recognition in the USML annual report and Donor Recognition Wall
  • Be invited to an annual Legacy Society Mass and Lunch hosted by the Rector/President

1844 Society Those donating cumulatively at the $1,000,000+ level enjoy perpetual membership in this Society and perpetual remembrance in daily Masses and prayers.


The Mater Dei Society is the annual giving society for USML.  Established in 2020, the Society celebrates those who believe in the mission of USML, Mundelein Seminary and the Institutes and want to support the program, capital and operational needs of the university.  We are most grateful for our Mater Dei Society members who enable us to fulfill our mission.

Levels of Patronage

  • Be recognized in the USML annual report
  • Receive a personalized thank you letter from the Rector/President
  • Be invited to the USML Annual Advent Retreat hosted by the Rector/President
  • Be recognized in the USML annual report
  • Receive a personalized thank you letter from the Rector/President
  • Be invited to the USML Annual Advent Retreat hosted by the Rector/President
  • Be invited to an annual Summer Mass in the Grotto and an Outdoor Reception with the Rector/President
  • Be recognized in the USML annual report
  • Receive a personalized thank you letter from the Rector/President
  • Be invited to the USML Annual Advent Retreat hosted by the Rector/President
  • Be invited to an annual Summer Mass in the Grotto and an Outdoor Reception with the Rector/President
  • Be invited to a special gathering and insider tour with faculty
  • Be recognized in the USML annual report
  • Receive a personalized thank you letter from the Rector/President
  • Be invited to the USML Annual Advent Retreat hosted by the Rector/President
  • Be invited to an annual Summer Mass in the Grotto and an Outdoor Reception with the Rector/President
  • Be invited to a special gathering and insider tour with faculty
  • Be invited to special annual Lenten Retreat lead by the Rector/President
  • Be recognized in the USML annual report
  • Receive a personalized thank you letter from the Rector/President
  • Be invited to the USML Annual Advent Retreat hosted by the Rector/President
  • Be invited to an annual Summer Mass in the Grotto and an Outdoor Reception with the Rector/President
  • Be invited to a special gathering and insider tour with faculty
  • Be invited to special annual Lenten Retreat lead by the Rector/President
  • Receive a thank you call from the Rector/President
  • Be recognized in the USML annual report
  • Receive a personalized thank you letter from the Rector/President
  • Be invited to the USML Annual Advent Retreat hosted by the Rector/President
  • Be invited to an annual Summer Mass in the Grotto and an Outdoor Reception with the Rector/President
  • Be invited to a special gathering and insider tour with faculty
  • Be invited to special annual Lenten Retreat lead by the Rector/President
  • Receive a thank you call from the Rector/President
  • Receive permanent recognition on the Donor Recognition Wall
  • Be invited to special roundtable gatherings with the Rector/President
  • Be recognized in the USML annual report
  • Receive a personalized thank you letter from the Rector/President
  • Be invited to the USML Annual Advent Retreat hosted by the Rector/President
  • Be invited to an annual Summer Mass in the Grotto and an Outdoor Reception with the Rector/President
  • Be invited to a special gathering and insider tour with faculty
  • Be invited to special annual Lenten Retreat lead by the Rector/President
  • Receive a thank you call from the Rector/President
  • Receive permanent recognition on the Donor Recognition Wall
  • Be invited to special roundtable gatherings with the Rector/President
  • Receive special recognition at the Celebration of Mundelein
  • Enjoy perpetual membership in this Society
  • Receive perpetual remembrance in daily Masses and prayers at Mundelein Seminary
  • Be recognized in the USML annual report
  • Receive a personalized thank you letter from the Rector/President
  • Be invited to the USML Annual Advent Retreat hosted by the Rector/President
  • Be invited to an annual Summer Mass in the Grotto and an Outdoor Reception with the Rector/President
  • Be invited to a special gathering and insider tour with faculty
  • Be invited to special annual Lenten Retreat lead by the Rector/President
  • Receive a thank you call from the Rector/President
  • Receive permanent recognition on the Donor Recognition Wall
  • Be invited to special roundtable gatherings with the Rector/President
  • Receive special recognition at the Celebration of Mundelein
  • Receive permanent recognition in the USML annual report and Donor Recognition Wall
  • Be acknowledged and thanked at an annual event