My Three Saint Mary’s Girls: Bruce Ham lost his late wife, Lisa Permar Ham, to cancer while they were raising their three young daughters. At the time, one of their girls was in the process of making a decision about high school; they chose Saint Mary's. Today, all three young women are Saint Mary's girls: two are now alumnae, Lucy ’18 and Bailey ’15, and one is a current 10th-grade student, Annie T. '21. The family believes in supporting Saint Mary's School by making gifts to the Annual Fund to ensure they pay it forward. You can pay it forward, too, by making your gift to Saint Mary's today by clicking here.
For 177 years, Saint Mary's has been a leader in the education of girls and young women. We continue to lead the way; however, to create the immersive learning environment we provide today takes significant resources. With tuition covering only 67% of our operating costs, Saint Mary’s Annual Fund is imperative to bridging the gap between tuition and what a Saint Mary's education costs.
The Saint Mary’s School Annual Fund goal for 2018-19 is $1.55 million and is the second largest revenue source for the school after tuition. One-hundred percent of Saint Mary’s full-time faculty and staff, Board of Trustees, and Alumnae Council give to the Annual Fund every year. It’s a longstanding tradition and a point of pride for our school. With your support, we can achieve our $1.55 million goal and sustain Saint Mary’s legacy of preparing girls for college and life.