1950 Society

In 1950, Santa Catalina was founded by a small group of Dominican Sisters. It is their pioneering spirit that has long characterized the school throughout its history. Now we look back with love and gratitude to those in the past who have made the present. The Santa Catalinian 1950 Society was founded to recognize the school’s most loyal and generous supporters whose gifts provide the foundation of annual support to the Santa Catalina Fund each fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). Members of the 1950 Society are essential partners with Santa Catalina’s dedicated faculty, staff, and administration in providing the financial support needed to operate our outstanding school. We honor 1950 Society members annually at a special, exclusive event in Monterey.


Founders’ Circle—$20,000 and above

Honoring the pioneering and joyous spirit of the Dominicans who founded Santa Catalina in 1950 with just 22 students.

Veritas Circle—$10,000-$19,999

Remembering the school motto, veritas, meaning truth, that continues as the underlying principle of all we do.

Hacienda Circle—$5,000-$9.999

Commemorating the Hacienda, Santa Catalina’s first classrooms and dormitories, purchased from Colonel Harold Mack in 1950.

Legacy Circle—$2,500-$4,999

Celebrating the legacy of our alumnae/alumni who have entered our doors and graduated as responsible, thoughtful citizens of the world.

Patrons’ Circle—$1,500-$2,499

Honoring the commitment of our many supporters whose gifts have allowed Santa Catalina to grow and flourish.

Every gift, at every giving level, makes a difference in the lives of our students and faculty. All donors to the Santa Catalina Fund are acknowledged in the Annual Report.

Giving Levels

Founders' Circle$20,000 and above
Veritas Circle$10,000 to $19,999
Hacienda Circle$5,000 to $9,999
Legacy Circle$2,500 to $4,999
Patrons' Circle$1,500 to $2,499
Associates' Level$500 to $1,499
Friends' Level$250 to $499
Contributors' LevelUp to $249

Donors who make gifts at the Patrons' Circle level and above are considered members of the 1950 Society.