The St. Mary's School Annual Fund is the most direct way for parents, alumni, parishioners and friends to support St. Mary’s Schools. The Fund accounts for approximately 10 percent of the schools budget.
A meaningful gift means something different to each of us. A gift to St. Mary's School Annual Fund enriches the intellectual, social, and personal development of every student, every day. Your gift demonstrates your loyalty to St. Mary’s and the quality Catholic education it provides. Each year, we must raise these indispensable funds to provide dependable, recurring, budgeted support for the Schools’ highest priorities and greatest opportunities. Additionally, the Tuition Angel Program, a vital part of the Annual Fund helps to provide tuition assistance for students with demonstrated need.
Why Annual Giving Matters
Tuition only covers approximately 90 percent of the cost of educating each student. The St. Mary's School Annual Fund provides the remaining nine percent of the School’s annual operating budget. The difference, in part, is made up through contributions from parents, alumni, parishioners, and the community at large.
Whether you designate to curriculum development, athletics, campus ministry, new tools or technology for the classroom, fine and performing arts opportunities, or eye-opening outdoor educational experiences such as our fifth grade Science on Display Greenhouse Project or our high school’s Environmental Studies Program, your support provides current students with opportunities for success. Unrestricted gifts permit the schools to allocate resources where they are needed most during the current school year. As such, the St. Mary's Annual Fund plays a primary role in enabling the schools to realize their missions, inspiring students to realize their greatest potential.