March Madness 2017

The Final Four are here:
’78, ’85, ’97, ’00.

Which class will win the Homecoming hospitality tent?

VMA final four

The Final Four are here!  These four classes will battle for the free, fully stocked hospitality tent at Homecoming 2017. The winner will be announced on April 4.

Thank you to all of our alumnae who are giving so generously. Every donation is matched for double the impact, so every gift is a winner, even if your class is not in the Final Four.

60s & 70s

ʼ78 — 70.18%


ʼ85 — 25.00%


ʼ97 — 67.90%

00s & 10s

ʼ00 — 12.09%

Does your class have what it takes to beat them? Get your class in the game with a donation during our 2017 March Madness campaign.

  • The class with the highest percentage of donors will win our 2017 March Madness competition. Participation — not dollar amount — is what counts for the win!
  • The winning class gets its own private hospitality tent — with food and beverages — for Villa Maria’s Homecoming celebration on October 7, 2017.

Key Dates

  • March 9th- Villa announces March Madness via email and social media.
  • March 16th – Contest opens. Contact your classmates and ask them to donate.
  • March 24th – Elite Eight classes are posted in the bracket.
  • March 27th – Final Four classes are posted.
  • April 4th – March Madness Champion Class is named.

Get in the Game

All donations made during March Madness, March 16 – April 3, will be generously matched by Eustace and Sue Devine Mita ’73. Give to Villa to get in the game AND double your donation.

Participation — Not Dollar Amount — Wins the Game

Villa Maria is running an Alumnae March Madness tournament of giving to boost support for the school and keep our valued alumnae involved. The winning class will be the one with the highest rate of participation in the Villa Fund, VMA’s annual fund.

Why Participation Rate?

Alumnae donor participation at Villa Maria is an important benchmark of internal support. We report giving by all different constituencies when we apply for grants or when we are engaging new donors. If the alumnae are not invested, it is hard to encourage others to invest.

Class Prize
  • The winning class will have their own hospitality tent at Villa Maria’s Homecoming celebration on October 7, 2017.

Rules of the Game

  1. Only the participation rate matters. The amount of money raised is not a factor in the contest, so all classes can participate equally, including those just starting out in the work world.
  2. All alumnae who have already given for fiscal year 2016-17 are counted with their respective class. These donations determine a class’ starting participation percentage.
  3. Minimum donation to be eligible is $20.
  4. We encourage online donations but mailed donations are gratefully accepted as well.
  5. No one donor or group of donors can donate on behalf of an entire class.

March Madness 2016 winners from the Class of 1997

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