Supporter Recognizes MSMU's Impact With Gift
Mount alumna Kathryn Shannon Keller ’97 wanted to obtain a bachelor’s degree while working full-time as a staff accountant for the J.H. Snyder Company, a large Los Angeles developer.
She first learned of Mount Saint Mary’s Weekend/Evening College from a friend, and when she made the decision to visit the Chalon Campus she was thrilled to learn that we offered a flexible class schedule for working professionals.
Keller decided to major in liberal studies because she felt it would make her more well-rounded. At the Mount, she deepened her interest in psychology, theology, sociology and art, and thoroughly enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
“I draw on my MSMU experience every day!” Keller states. “The loving and supportive friendships between students and professors was unbelievable. My professors were incredible, and I constantly refer to what I learned in conversation or while in deep thought.”
She recalls one of her fondest memories: “My MSMU art professor Lena Rivkin asked me to volunteer and work alongside her at the 99th Street Elementary School in Los Angeles. When I reread the thank-you notes from the fourth-grade children and teachers from long ago, they still bring tears to my eyes.”
Ultimately, her degree allowed her to start her own accounting and property management businesses in Whidbey Island, Washington.
As a longtime supporter of the Mount, Keller has remembered the University in her will with an estate gift because she feels the University greatly shaped her journey and impacted her life. She says, “I want to provide opportunities for others to attend the Mount and have the same amazing experience I had.”
Like Keller, you can include a gift in your will or other estate plan to support MSMU well into the future. Contact Maria Solano at email@example.com or 213.477.2536 (Office) | 310.709.4376 (Cell) for details.
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