Ways to Invest in Saint Mary Academy
Saint Mary Academy could not continue to provide our students with educational excellence without the financial support of parents, alumni, faculty, staff, grandparents and friends. Unrestricted gifts help the school bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating a student in today’s world.
SMA’S Annual Fund provides financial support for our student programs, facility upgrades and financial aid. Gifts may be made in honor or memory of a classmate, student, teacher, or family member. A gift may be pledged to be made over a period of time before June 30 of each year. Your contribution, irrespective of the amount, has an immediate and valuable impact on our students, helping each one become “The Best Me I Can Be.” Your generosity is more than a donation – it is an investment in a child’s future.
Many companies have matching gift programs that support various nonprofit organizations, including SMA. You or your spouse’s employer may match any cash or stock gift you choose to give, sometimes on a dollar to dollar basis.
Offering your own significant legacy can be done with estate planning by including Saint Mary Academy as a beneficiary in your legal will or trust.
A capital campaign is a time-limited effort by a nonprofit organization to raise significant dollars for a specific project. Often the money raised is to fund the acquisition, construction, or renovation of a building. Sometimes, capital campaigns are used to build an endowment for SMA’s future. In other cases, capital campaigns fund an extraordinary expenditure such as an expensive piece of equipment or a significant renovation to our school facilities.