Annual Fund FAQ

About the Saint Mary's Annual Fund

What are the goals for the Saint Mary's Annual Fund?

Saint Mary’s has set an ambitious goal of raising $1,500,000 from alumnae, parents, grandparents, corporations, faculty, staff and friends.

How much should I give?

It is our hope that Saint Mary’s School will be among your top philanthropic priorities year after year. Individual gifts to the Saint Mary’s Annual Fund range from $5 to $45,000. The Leadership Society recognizes donors who give $1,842 or more to the Annual Fund on a yearly basis.


When should I make my gift?

Saint Mary’s School operates on a fiscal year which begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. Many donors choose to make their gifts closer to the end of the calendar year in December in order to take advantage of IRS tax benefits. However, your gift to the school is greatly appreciated at any time within our fiscal year.

How do I make a gift or pledge?

Saint Mary’s has set an ambitious goal of raising $1,500,000 from alumnae, parents, grandparents, corporations, faculty, staff and friends for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

Gifts or pledges may be made in many ways.

1) You may click the “Make Your Gift” box on the top left of this page and you will be directed to our secure online giving page. You may also make a pledge by clicking on "Make Your Pledge" on the top left of this page.

2) Call Director of Annual Giving Shannon Williams and make your gift or pledge by phone.

3) Mail your check payable to Saint Mary’s School to Saint Mary’s Annual Fund, 900 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603.

4) Stock gifts.*

5) Wire transfers.*

* See the "How to Make a Gift" page for more details.

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More Information

For more information about the Saint Mary's Annual Fund, please contact:

Lauren Gerber
Director of Annual Fund and Major Gifts
919-424-4118
lgerber@sms.edu

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