The Lone Mountain Heritage Circle is a special giving
society established in 2011 by the Board of Directors of the Alumnae of the
Sacred Heart Lone Mountain in partnership with the University of San Francisco.
The Heritage Circle ensures ongoing recognition of the legacy of San Francisco
College for Women (SFCW)/Lone Mountain by supporting two projects:
- A Lone
Mountain Legacy Scholarship Fund
honoring the teaching excellence of the RSCJ who founded the college
- A Lone
Mountain Campus Enhancement Fund supporting the preservation and
beautification of the historic Lone Mountain campus.
Following Lone Mountain’s closure in 1978, a small group
of women persevered over decades to keep their school’s legacy alive. In 2004,
these alumnae established and endowed a Lone Mountain Legacy Scholarship as a
permanent tribute to the educational legacy of the RSCJ, who trained
generations of outstanding teachers. Awarded annually, the scholarship supports
veteran educators seeking graduate degrees at USF’s School of Education. Growing this scholarship to $2 million in
outright gifts, life income gifts and bequest intentions is the top priority of
the 2013-2015 board. Click here to learn more about the scholarship campaign.
In 2011, the board partnered with Thomas Lucas S.J.,
former USF Professor of Art and Architecture, now Rector of the Jesuit
community in Seattle, to develop and promote a visionary long-range plan to
beautify and enhance the historic Lone Mountain campus. To support this effort,
a Lone Mountain Campus Enhancement Fund was created and a detailed plan with
priority projects was announced.
Through the generosity of many Lone Mountain alumnae, a
number of campus enhancement projects have been completed, including the return
of carillon bells to the Lone Mountain tower, the restoration of the beloved
Mater Admirabilis statue, the return of tapestries and decorative arts to the
corridors of Lone Mountain and most recently, the endowment of the Lone
Mountain Heritage Room to display the history of Lone Mountain, including historic
artifacts, photographs and memorabilia.
Individuals wishing more information on these projects
are encouraged to contact USF Director of Development and Lone Mountain alumna
Polly Mullin McMullen ’68 at email@example.com or at (415)