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Annual Fund

Father Chaminade would be enormously proud of the education today’s students receive and gratified by the success of St. Mary’s High School graduates. He would, however, encourage St. Mary’s not to be complacent about the school's future. St. Mary’s High School must strengthen and broaden our Annual Fund program to sustain his vision.

St. Mary’s High School’s Annual Fund comprises thousands of operating gifts from loyal alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends. This yearly unrestricted fund drive provides vital budget-relieving dollars that support the school's people, programs, and facilities. Annual Fund contributions play a critical role in helping to achieve competitive salaries for faculty and staff, provide appropriate technology in support of teaching and learning, purchase new athletic equipment for sports teams, supply building materials for plays, to make valuable resources available for the library, and so much more. With annual contributions to the Annual Fund, St. Mary’s can address these essential needs and take advantage of unique opportunities to support the mission.
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How can one make a gift?
St. Mary’s makes it easy by offering a variety of ways to give. On the top right of every page on the Support St. Mary’s tab, you can also click on Give Online Now.

Can one designate which area receives my support?
Yes! The St. Mary’s High School Annual Fund is best supported by donating to the school's operating expenses. However, the donor has the flexibility to indicate how the gift should be allocated when contributing.

How can one increase the impact of support through a matching gift?
Many companies and foundations will double or even triple the value of charitable contributions made by employees and their spouses, board members, and retirees. You may go to Matching Gift List to determine if a particular company or foundation has a matching gift program. 

Is it vital to support the Annual Fund every single year?
Yes! Regular giving is the cornerstone of the Annual Fund's success. Consistent giving is so crucial that St. Mary’s created a Giving Society & Gift Club to honor its most loyal Annual Fund donors. Membership in this Giving Society & Gift Club is renewable annually.

Why should one consider a multi-year pledge?
A multi-year pledge can help donors keep track of their giving, cut down on annual solicitations, and ensure they continue supporting the Annual Fund every fiscal year.

What is the deadline for contributing?
Each year's Annual Fund campaign ends on June 30.

For more information on our Annual Fund, please get in touch with our Advancement Director at 314-481-8400 or [email protected].