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Council Oak Leadership Society

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A Society for Today's Visionaries

The College's founders, five visionary women who understood the need for better access to higher education, turned dreams into reality for thousands of students by placing a college degree within reach. In honor of those early leaders and all who followed, Nazareth invites you to become a member of the Council Oak Leadership Society, recognizing, as our founders did, the impact today's support will have on tomorrow's scholars.

With a gift of $1,000 or more to the Nazareth Fund, your support will go to where the need is greatest: adding student scholarships, attracting qualified faculty, enhancing curriculum, improving library services, keeping pace with technology, and upgrading campus facilities.

In addition, you earn a place at select campus events, receive recognition both on campus and in our publications, and are kept up-to-date on milestones and plans at the College.

Here are some of the ways your support helps our students:

  • International travel to broaden global and cultural awareness.
  • Smart classroom and campus technology improvements.
  • Physical therapy clinic equipment for students to learn and to provide a community service to 3,500 people who are under-insured.
  • Laboratory supplies for research in Peckham Hall.
  • Athletic team travel and training.

Contact Us

For information on how you can join the Council Oak Society, contact the Office of Development at 585-389-2415 or at

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Margaret Vachher

Margaret Vachher '63, Nursing

"It is rewarding to give back to the Nursing Department at Nazareth where I have so many memories and have acquired lasting friendships."