March Madness 2018

The Class of 1978 Wins VMA March Madness 2018

The Class of 1978 repeats as VMA March Madness champion! ’78 finished the competition with a giving percentage of 75.41%!  The Class of 1997 came close, with a giving percentage of 60.22%.

Every class and alumna was a winner, thanks to the tremendous generosity of Eustace and Sue Devine Mita ’73, who matched the VMA March Madness donations!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all our generous alumnae, whose contributions of money, time, and mentoring provide enrichment for current and future Villa Marians!

Get in the Game

The class with the highest percentage of donors will win our March Madness competition. Participation — not dollar amount — is what counts for the win!

Percentage by class wins the game, but all donors are winners because each donation made during March Madness, March 15 – April 1, will be generously matched by Eustace and Sue Devine Mita ’73, (up to $20,000). Give to Villa to get in the game AND double the impact of your donation.

The prize: free food and drink for members of the winning class at Villa ­Maria’s Homecoming celebration on October 6, 2018.

The Class of ’78 is out to defend their win last year. Does your class have what it takes to beat them? Show your support for Villa Maria with a donation during our 2018 March Madness campaign, and help your class get in the game.

Members of the winning Class of '78 at Homecoming 2017

Will the Class of ’78 repeat as champions in 2018?

Your Gift Makes a Difference

The educational experience offered at Villa Maria Academy is exceptional in large part because of annual contributions that sustain innovative programs and traditions, invest in students and faculty, keep us competitive with technological advancements, and maintain and enhance our facilities. Gifts to the Villa Fund support virtually every aspect of student life and make an immediate and limitless impact on the school. We thank you most sincerely for your support.

Thank you to all our generous alumnae who support Villa Maria and its mission!

Key Dates

  • March 8th- Villa announces March Madness via email and social media.
  • March 15th – Contest opens. Contact your classmates and ask them to donate.
  • March 23rd – Elite Eight classes are posted in the bracket.
  • March 29th – Final Four classes are posted.
  • April 2nd – 2018 March Madness Champion Class is named.
  • October 6th – Members of the winning class enjoy free food and drink at Homecoming 2018!
  • The class with the highest percentage of donors will win our 2018 March Madness competition. Participation — not dollar amount — is what counts for the win!

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 be awarded free food and drink at Villa Maria’s Homecoming celebration on October 6, 2018.

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 2017-18 are counted with their respective class. These donations determine a class’ starting participation percentage.
  3. Minimum donation to be eligible is $25.
  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.

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