USF Lone Mountain Side View
2013 Alumna of the Year
2013 Alumna of the Year Shirley Connolly '58 with Marisa Mizono '68, 2011-13 Board President and Mary Magnano Smith '65, 2012 Alumna of the Year.
Lillian Schwarz Corriea '38 celebrates
Lillian Schwarz Corriea '38 celebrates her 75th Lone Mountain reunion with daughters Barbara Schwarz Mellin '68 and Florence "Nini" Schwarz Cardoza '65.
Eileen Emerson Boles
Eileen Emerson Boles, 2013 recipient of the Lone Mountain Legacy Scholarship.
Members of the Class of 1953 celebrate their 60th reunion
Members of the Class of 1953 celebrate their 60th reunion.
Members of the Class of 1948 celebrate their 65th reunion with their daughters
Members of the Class of 1948 celebrate their 65th reunion with their daughters.
Members of the Class of 1963 celebrate their 50th reunion
Members of the Class of 1963 celebrate their 50th reunion.
Members of the Class of 1973 celebrate their 40th reunion
Members of the Class of 1973 celebrate their 40th reunion.
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Heritage Circle Gift Society

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 pmcmullen@usfca.edu or at (415) 422-4340.