Giving

Endowed Gifts

Endowment Gifts

Mayfield Senior School’s endowment funds provide long-term resources to support the school—the annual interest income helps underwrite the cost of running the school from year to year and, with smart investment management, the principal grows to secure Mayfield’s future as a school for young women in the Holy Child tradition. The Board of Trustees actively manages our endowed funds to ensure healthy growth of the overall assets and to fulfill the intentions of our donors. 

Endowments also help Mayfield to invest in and maintain student programs, faculty development and facilities that “meet the wants of the age,” in the spirit of Cornelia Connelly. And, endowments are vital to our ability to offer financial aid to students who would otherwise not be able to attend Mayfield. 

Today, Mayfield Senior School's endowment stands at $10.3 million, and we are working to increase our base of endowed gifts in order to sustain the school's economic security.

Types of Endowments

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  • Scholarship Endowments

    Write the terms of your own named scholarship. For example, you can specify that your endowment be restricted to support students who qualify for need-based financial aid or you can focus your scholarship on a specific academic subject area.
  • Student Program Endowments

    Support an established program like Campus Ministry, Conservatory for the Arts or Cubs athletics, or direct your support to a particular academic subject or area of student life. You can even be a driving force in funding a new area of study at Mayfield.
  • Faculty Endowments

    Help Mayfield to continue to offer competitive faculty compensation and benefits packages, contribute to our professional development programs or provide general support for faculty support and retention. 

Endowed Scholarships & Funds

We are incredibly grateful to these families, individuals and foundations, whose firm belief in the unique benefits of a Mayfield education has found expression in an endowed fund or scholarship. These endowments help us ensure that Mayfield remains the inclusive, challenging, joyful and faith-filled environment that our founder, Cornelia Connelly, intended all Holy Child Schools to be.

  • 75th Anniversary Scholarship
  • Ahmanson Foundation Faculty Salary and Retirement Fund
  • Bannan Family Scholarship
  • Brenda Babich Scholarship
  • David C. Haber Scholarship
  • De Pietro Family Scholarship
  • George H. Mayr Foundation Scholarship
  • Golden Jubilee Scholarship and Faculty Salary Fund
  • Jackie Koo Scholarship
  • John J. Connolly Creative Writing Fund
  • Julia Marlowe Boyes Library Fund
  • Maureen Mary Shea Memorial Scholarship
  • Mayr-Donald T. Leahy Scholarship
  • Molly Gorman Arts Award
  • Niven Family Scholarship
  • Pamela Hamilton Baker ’95 Scholarship
  • Pike Family Scholarship
  • Sr. Mary Wilfrid Scholarship
  • W.M. Keck Foundation Scholarship
  • Wm. and Virginia Hayden Foundation Faculty Salary Fund

Donor Spotlight

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  •  Pamela Hamilton Baker ’95 “loved Mayfield, especially her writing class”

    A Family’s Holy Child Tradition

    For the Hamilton family, Mayfield Senior School is a tradition, passed down for generations. Four of Ann and Rob Hamilton’s six children, Alyce Easton ’88, Robyn Tillman ’89, Denise Hamilton ’93 and Pamela Hamilton Baker ’95, and two of their granddaughters, Hayley Easton ’17 and Bethany Easton ’18, attended Mayfield. Ann and Rob are ensuring the Mayfield tradition continues for other families with the establishment of the Pamela Hamilton Baker ’95 Scholarship Endowment in honor of their youngest daughter, who passed away in 2019.
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    Lela Diaz 

    Director of Development
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 428
Established in 1931, Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women grades 9-12. Noted for its rigorous academic program, which includes 28 Advanced Placement and Honors courses, Mayfield’s curriculum is underscored by a philosophy of educating the “whole child,” which also encourages commitment to and excellence in the arts, athletics, community service and spiritual growth. The nurturing environment at Mayfield Senior School allows each student to flourish in an atmosphere of personal attention.