Support SMA

Every student and every teacher at St. Mary's Academy benefits from charitable contributions.

Giving opportunities provide a critical asset to the daily life at SMA. Give your support today to improve a SMA student’s experience for a lifetime.

 

Annual Fund

The cornerstone of SMA’s annual fundraising effort is the Annual Fund. Each year the fund is allocated to the greatest areas of need at St. Mary’s Academy. SMA strives for 100% participation from its faculty, staff, Board of Trustees, and parents and 10% participation from its alumnae and grandparents.

 

Loretto Legacy Society

All generous donors who inform SMA of their plans to include St. Mary’s Academy in their will or estate plan will become members of the Loretto Legacy Society. A bequest or life income gift demonstrates a partnership with SMA and its mission to provide an excellent education in the Loretto tradition. Your planned gift, via a trust, annuity, insurance policy or bequest can help ensure SMA’s future, save you tax dollars, help you avoid capital gains taxes, and increase your current income (in some cases).

Hopper Family Wildcat Classic

Held in September each year, the funds raised at the SMA Golf Tournament benefit technology, performing arts, and endowment at SMA. To support the Golf Tournament you can become a sponsor, or join us as an individual player.

The Gala

Held in April each year, 95% of the funds raised benefit the SMA tuition Assistance Fund and 5% benefit innovative academic programs. To support the Gala, you can become a sponsor, advertise in the catalog, purchase a ticket to attend the Gala and/or donate an item to be auctioned at the event.

Named Endowments

An endowment is a fund that assures the future of an institution. Endowment funds are conservatively invested. Our total endowment as of June 30, 2019 is $13,082,773. The Endowment Fund, held in trust and invested in perpetuity, is a fund that will help assure the future of St. Mary’s Academy. A gift to the endowment is a gift to the community of St. Mary’s Academy and an assurance that our legacy will continue to be available to young people far into the future. 

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fundraising events each year

100%

faculty participation in the Annual Fund

$10 million

Capital Campaign

100%

of the proceeds from the Annual Fund support students