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Annual Fund

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.

Leadership Societies

Founders Club

Named to honor those who had the vision to establish a school to educate girls in 1842.

$25,000+

The Oak Society

Named for the stately oak trees which adorn our campus and our city. The oak is a symbol of strength.

$10,000 to $24,999

Saint Mary's Society

Named for Saint Mary, our patron saint.

$5,000 to $9,999

The Bishops Society

Named for the bishops who committed themselves to Saint Mary's mission to educate young women.

$2,500-$4,999

1842 Society

Named for the date Saint Mary's School was founded: May 12, 1842. Click here for a list of 1842 Society members.

$1,842 to $2,999

Additional Giving Levels

The Order of the Grove

Named for the circular Grove which graces the entrance of Saint Mary’s School and has served as a gathering place for our community since the school’s founding.

$500 to $999

Smedes Associates

Named in memory of our first president, The Reverend Aldert Smedes and to the ideals upon which he founded Saint Mary’s School.

$499 and below

The Cornerstone Society

Named to honor donors whose gifts begin at the $1,000 level and for the cornerstone upon which the Saint Mary’s School foundation is built.

$1,000-$1,841

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INTERNATIONAL GIVING:

Use Flywire to safely and securely make your gift to the Annual Fund using native currency. Questions? Contact Lauren Gerber, director of annual giving and major gifts.