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Honor President Mary Joy Hurlburt’s  
33 years of dedication to the St. Mary’s Ryken community. Make a gift to support the Hurlburt Family Scholarship fund in honor of President Hurlburt’s retirement and become part of her lasting legacy! 



The fund was established by the Hurlburt family in memory of Mary Joy’s mother, Peggy Ellis, to honor her lifelong commitment to Catholic education. Awards are given to students with strong academic backgrounds and a demonstrated need for financial assistance.


Make a secure online gift below.

Mail a check to the Development Office:
St. Mary's Ryken, Office of Development
22600 Camp Calvert Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650

Please write Hurlburt Family Scholarship on the memo line.

Every gift is a blessing and appreciated!

In 2018, President Mary Joy Hurlburt, pictured above with Principal Rick Wood, was honored as a Theodore Ryken Award recipient.



When Mrs. Hurlburt hosted her art class in Rupert, it quickly became a safe haven for us. We knew we could tuck into her classroom and she was always there to listen, to console, to encourage, and always greeted us with her kind knowing eye and warm smile. She made us believe we could achieve more than we readily acknowledged and quietly pushed us forward to meet our possibilities head-on. It’s no surprise her own path took her from an unassuming classroom to leading St. Mary’s Ryken to the school it is now; it’s exactly how she taught us to succeed.

- Marisa Long Daley '92


President Hurlburt celebrates with varsity football players after the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Metro Division championship.

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