There are many ways to support St. Mary’s School.
- Pray daily for St. Mary’s School and its students, families, staff, and parish
- Volunteer your time and talent at the school
- Identify people who would be interested in learning more about our school
- Make a financial gift or pledge to the school – there is an easy link to do this online – click “Donate” at the top of this page!
The more people with whom we can share the good news about St. Mary’s School, the better!
Please consider the following areas in which to donate:
We have several tiers of annual sponsorship that include benefits for the two major fundraising/community events held at St. Mary’s. We have also increased the number of ways that our sponsors will be visible on our campus and through digital and print publications. Visit our Sponsorship page for more information and please support our school and parish sponsors.
Tell us where you’d like your donation to be directed. There are so many ways to direct your funds, whether it is the school library, science department, technology program, math department, art program, music program, or student scholarships. We’ll accommodate any request!
Many of our donors like to remember or honor a loved one with a gift to the school. The names of those special persons to be remembered will be published in the Annual Report.
This fund helps ensure that Catholic families will be able to educate their children at St. Mary’s.
Our Development Office organizes two main campaigns to support the school – the Annual Giving Campaign (AGC) and the annual Endowment Fundraiser. Click the links above for more information.
Annual Giving Campaign
Revenue from tuition does not cover the cost of educating a St. Mary’s student in a given year, so the Annual Giving Campaign Fund is a key component in balancing the annual operating budget.
Donations are solicited throughout the year to a 1,800-member mailing list, which includes parishioners, alumni, school parents, and grandparents. Donations can be made to the Endowment Fund, Scholarship Fund, or remain undesignated to be used as needed at the principal’s discretion.
Donors are recognized annually in the St. Mary’s School Annual Report as follows:
- Secret City Supporters: gifts up to $249
- Blue & White Club: $250 to $499
- Crusaders Circle: $500 to $999
- St. Antoninus Society: $1,000 to $4,999
- St. Dominic Society: $5,000 to $9,999
- St. Mary’s Circle: gifts of $10,000 or more
An endowment fund is money that is set aside permanently so that the interest from the fund can be used on an annual basis. Because an endowed gift is one in which the principal is never touched, the fund gives our school security and allows people to invest in the future of St. Mary’s. The endowment fund exists in perpetuity, creating a legacy that ensures the future of St. Mary’s School. At the same time, the fund gains interest we can use now to benefit people and programs in our school.
The value of the Endowment Fund as of September 2016 was approximately $430,000.