The Mount St. Mary Academy Vision Statement says:
Equipped with knowledge, our graduates leave with confidence, courage, motivation and drive. Like Catherine McAuley, they are fierce pioneers, passionate about making a difference in their communities and the world.
We are pleased to welcome home one of our graduates: Ms. Melissa Stiles ’89. Melissa joins the Mount St. Mary Foundation staff as the Director of Donor Giving. Like Catherine McAuley, she has been a fierce pioneer in her field (Development) and has been passionate about making a difference in the Little Rock community.
She brings with her experiences as Senior Major Gifts Officer (CARTI Foundation), Senior Development Officer (Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation) and Development Director (Arkansas Community Foundation and Arkansas Symphony Orchestra). She has also been active in the community, volunteering her time to areas that she is passionate about.
According to Melissa, “This is a wonderful opportunity to serve my alma mater just like it served me.” Her goal is to grow and enhance the Foundation so “we can meet the needs of our school and her students.” She plans to focus her efforts on fundraising opportunities that fulfill that mission.
Mount St. Mary Academy, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, develops young women with a moral and intellectual foundation rooted in Catholic tradition. Mercy-minded and college-prepared, our students meet the future with wisdom, compassion, and integrity.