Don Stabile’s Challenge: $100,000 for 1,203 Donors

Don Stabile, professor of economics and the College, joined St. Mary’s College in 1980 and has since become a legendary teacher and cherished mentor to generations of students. Learn more about what inspires him to give each Giving Tuesday.

Why Don Stabile Gives…

From an economic perspective:
“…educated individuals are a great asset for any economy and help make the economy grow…”

From a personal standpoint:
“…this is a way to give back to all the students of St. Mary’s College that I’ve known, who have been so kind to me over the years…”

Cherished Mentor to Students

Whether infusing the classroom with new ideas and his vast experience or attending their athletic games, Don is dedicated to his students. In 2013, he created the Don Stabile Scholars Endowed Fund to provide merit scholarships for students.

Here’s an excerpt from The Mulberry Tree:

There are certain things that define the landscape of St. Mary’s College of Maryland: the waterfront, the bell tower, the Georgian façade of Calvert Hall. These things and many more collectively constitute the essence of St. Mary’s; they are unique, ubiquitous institutions from which our conceptions of the College are formed. Likewise, Don Stabile is a living institution, an individual who since 1980 has been just as integral and anchored to the College community as the St. Mary’s River. Put simply, Don is St. Mary’s, but in a way that is quiet and unassuming.
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Lifelong Friend To Alumni

Don gives to help alumni, too. Among his multiple named funds that support students, faculty, staff, Don created scholarships for post-graduate alumni and doctoral alumni. Inducted as an honorary alumnus in 2004, Don is a regular at Alumni Weekend, Hawktoberfest, and events throughout the year in which he volunteers and enjoys catching up with his former students and meeting their families. He has even welcomed the next generation – daughters and sons of his former students – to campus, too!

A St. Mary’s College Champion!

Don is a true champion of St. Mary’s College. He is everywhere, wearing his College swag, with a high-five for everyone.

Beloved Professor Don Stabile was delighted to provide a Giving Tuesday challenge again this year, recognizing that there is a role and opportunity for everybody in the community to contribute in their own way.