Mary Shindler Boyle '67 Center

Opening in fall of 2024, The Mary Shindler Boyle '67 Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Leadership is a revolutionary new offering, grounded in the changing needs of our community, our world, and our students.

Funded by a lead gift from St. Mary’s alumna, philanthropist, and community leader, Mary Shindler Boyle '67, the Center exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirt seen in our current students and alumnae. This new state-of-the-art space and groundbreaking program will offer both co-curricular and academic programming in the years to come. The current Hive (Library) will be transformed into an active, engaging space including a Broadcasting Studio centered on the media arts, Leadership Lounge, Innovation Lab, Gallery focused on our SNJM heritage, and a dedicated Library. 

“There is no better time to invest in women’s leadership. As a St. Mary’s Academy alumna, I am acutely aware of the power a St. Mary’s education has on changing the trajectory of young women’s lives. This gift represents my deep appreciation for the impact the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary had on my life, the belief I have in this game-changing program for the young women of Portland, and the incredible pride and confidence I feel in the future of St. Mary’s Academy.” - Mary Shindler Boyle '67

 The power of The Boyle Center is that it can only be found at St. Mary's.