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'Saint Xavier Gave Me an Appreciation of the Good Things in Life'
Margaret Dillon '40 has promised a gift to Saint Xavier University in her estate plans. "I received a scholarship to Saint Xavier for four years, a benefit I needed, and I believe that I should render the same benefit to others," she said.
Margaret majored in Social Studies and did extensive service work and volunteer work. Some of her favorite teachers were: Sisters Benoit, Loyola, Mary Celeste, Mary Therese and Ms. Erie. More than anything, Margaret's experience as a student instilled in her a love of learning. Margaret said, "Saint Xavier gave me an appreciation for the good things in life including a deep sense of the presence of God." She believes that life is a journey and the more you embrace others the better the world becomes.
Margaret married a year after graduating from Saint Xavier. She had seven children and eventually went back to school getting a teaching certificate. Margaret taught grammar school throughout her life. Now at the age of 94 years old, she claims that she couldn't be happier. "I love life," she said.
It has been said that the greatest thanks we can give our past is to take responsibility for our future. Margaret is doing this by including a gift to Saint Xavier University in her estate plans. Her legacy will provide education for tomorrow's students and the circle of learning will continue at Saint Xavier well beyond Margaret's lifetime.
Remember our future depends on you. Remember Saint Xavier in your will.
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