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Mission Statement

The Office of Advancement oversees all fundraising initiatives, events, alumni affairs and communications for the parish community of St. Mary's Church, St. John Neumann Church and St. Mary's School.

The role of the Office of Advancement is to position the parish and schools by articulating a clear vision and mission, establishing deep and long-lasting relationships with our parents, parishioners, alumni, donors and the broader Annapolis community. We depend greatly on private resources to pursue excellence and advance the parish and school.

Fundraising activities administered and managed by the Advancement Office include the St. Mary's School Annual Fund,  the Promise Campaign for the Early Learning Center and Team House, endowments, scholarship funds, planned giving, tuition assistance, and parish stewardship (offertory, Faith Direct, and the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal).

Our school's primary fundraising priority is the St. Mary's Annual Fund. The Annual Fund is the most direct way for parents, alumni, parishioners, family and friends to support our Catholic schools. While tuition and fees may be the largest source of revenue for St. Mary’s Schools, philanthropic gifts are vital to the school's operating budget.

By giving a gift to the Annual Fund you will be investing in Excellence.

Gifts to the Annual Fund directly impact our students and by giving to the Annual Fund
you help to improve our School in many ways…
Academics such as the progressive St. Isidore Cyber program, the Environmental Studies and outdoor education programs, the Fine and Performing Arts initiatives, Scholarships and Tuition Assistance-ensuring a Catholic education for all that seek it, the diverse Athletic program, the progressive 21st Century hands-on curriculum, and our soon to be built Team House and Early Learning Center.

Your support allows St. Mary’s School to excel!

Events

Events provide excellent opportunities for you to get involved in the school and parish community at St. Mary’s. Join us for our signature events such as the Auction, Distinguished Alumni Awards, Tee It Up Golf Tournament, or the Parish Picnic to name a few. We also manage all alumni events including Alumni Weekend and aumni reunions.

Communications

Communication is key for a community as large as St. Mary’s. Our communications director works closely with senior staff and a communications committee to provide consistency of messaging, graphics and brand identification; and to ensure regular communications through print, electronic, and social media, all in support of the overall mission of St. Mary’s. Please read or contribute to our publications such as the Fleur-de-Lis magazine and The Moorings. Also follow us on Facebook.com/stmarysannapolis or on Twitter @StMaryAnnapolis.

Alumni Relations

The St. Mary’s Alumni Association exists to advance the interests and welfare of St. Mary’s School and their alumni and to foster close relations among them. We connect alumni to the school and to each other, provide valued services to our members, and support the school's missions of providing the highest-quality education to students in the Catholic tradition. The Alumni Association is governed by a 15 member volunteer board.

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