175th Anniversary


Thank you to everyone for a spectacular 175th anniversary celebration!

The Saint Mary's School 175th Anniversary Gala was a huge success. From the elegant decor to the fabulous music, the delicious food, and the fellowship of the extended Saint Mary's community - it was indeed a night to remember.

A big thank you and congratulations to our gala chairs Laura Norris Raynor '69HS '71C, Joan Comer Johnston '87C, honorary chair Blanche Robertson Bacon '53HS '55C, our committee leaders, and volunteers for all the many hours of hard work and planning. Your efforts and dedication ensured the event was a success and a memorable occasion for everyone.

Thank you, too, to the Saint Mary's School community for coming together in support of this celebration marking such an important milestone in the life of the school. We could not have done it without you.

Click here for more details about this historic event, and check back for videos and more photographs from this exciting evening.

175th Anniversary Heritage Video

Check out the 175th Anniversary Gala Program!

Complete with sponsors, historical time line and more!

Click here for a list of members in the 1842 Society.

Visit our shop1842 for 175th commemorative gift items.

"An educated woman can make a difference."

The Rev. Aldert Smedes
Founder, Saint Mary's School

Visit Celebrating 175 Years for more on Saint Mary's history.

$175,000 Challenge!

Thanks to you, Saint Mary's School met its $175,000 challenge!

We are thrilled to announce, thanks to your gifts totaling $250,714, plus the challenge dollars of $175,000, Saint Mary's School has received a total gift of $425,714 toward our $1.5 million Annual Fund goal for 2016-17.

It wouldn't have been possible without the support and generosity of YOU – our alumnae, parents, grandparents, friends, faculty, staff, and community members – and without our generous anonymous donor who gave a remarkable $175,000 to this challenge. 

And that's not all... Congratulations to Blaine and Martha Anne Allen DuBose '87C of Greensboro, N.C., who are our 175th Anniversary Challenge giveaway prize winners. The DuBoses will receive two box seats to a December Carolina Panthers home game and an overnight stay at the Ritz Carlton in Charlotte, N.C.* The DuBoses' names were randomly selected from the more than 800 individuals who gave to the Annual Fund during the $175,000 Anniversary Challenge.

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