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St. Mary's Annual Fund

What is St. Mary's Annual Fund?

The St. Mary's School Annual Fund is the most direct way for parent, alumni, parishioners and friends to support St. Mary’s Schools. The Fund accounts for approximately 10% of the schools budget.  

Whether you designate 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 for the Annual Fund 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 School Annual Fund plays a primary role in enabling the schools to realize their missions, inspiring students to realize their greatest potential.

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% 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 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 for the Fleur-de-Lis Fund 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.


Why Participation Matters
  • It’s a powerful statement about the importance of a Catholic education at St. Mary’s in our world and a signal to potential donors, including corporations and foundations that St. Mary’s is worthy of their support.
  • Gifts both large and small convey gratitude and commitment to the School.
  • Gifts to the St. Mary's Annual Fund have an immediate impact for our students, faculty, and life of the Schools.

St. Mary's Annual Fund

Contact Us

Director of Advancement
Debbie Daugherty
ddaugherty@stmarysannapolis.org 

Communications & Marketing Director
Jaime Frankos
jfrankos@stmarysannapolis.org

Alumni & Constituent Relations Director
Jennifer Dieux '92
jdieux@stmarysannapolis.org 

Ashleigh Shortridge
Advancement Services Coordinator
ashortridge@stmarysannapolis.org 

Maggie Cowdrey
Parish Advancement & Facilities 
mcowdrey@stmarysannapolis.org 

To learn more or to volunteer, please contact us at (410) 268-3467 or advancement@stmarysannapolis.org.
St. Mary’s Parish, a Catholic congregation served by the Redemptorist Order, includes St. Mary’s Church and St. John Neumann Mission Church. St. Mary's Elementary and High School located in downtown Annapolis, Maryland, serve students in grades Kindergarten through 12. Anchored in faith, rooted in tradition, and committed to excellence, our programs build lifelong learners who are servant leaders.
Elementary School Contact Information:
High School Contact Information:
Phone: 410-263-3294
 Fax: 410-269-7843