Annual Fund

Rather than covering a "gap" between tuition and the actual cost of running the school, the St. Mary's Academy Annual Fund supports programs that go above and beyond the cost of tuition and helps SMA offer programs and resources that allow your child to explore their interests, develop passions, and become well-rounded adults in the future.

The Annual Fund helps your students to become curious about robotics and engineering, to learn how to play instruments and read music, to express themselves creatively, to take field trips and learn more about the outside world, to grow their reading and math skills, and so much more.

Does your employer have a matching gift opportunity? Our Federal Tax ID number is 84-0459889. Please contact the Advancement Office with any questions. 


Give In Honor of a Teacher

Our SMA faculty are supported by the Annual Fund through professional development opportunities, a generous holiday bonus, and resources to help their lessons come to life. When you give in honor of a teacher, they receive a notice and any thank you message you include. 

  • If giving online, visit and in the "Special instructions or comments for nonprofit" section, please leave the name of the staff member(s) you would like to honor and a message if you choose.
  • If giving by check, please include a note indicating which staff member(s) you would like to honor and include a message if you choose. 


Click Here to give to the Annual Fund today!

St. Mary's Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. All donations to the Annual Fund are 100% tax deductible.


President’s Partnership

St. Mary’s Academy's Giving Circle was established for Friends of SMA who make a charitable contribution of $1,200 or more. Based on giving level, benefits include invitations to the special event, complimentary tickets to selected student performances, and tax deductions. Giving levels are:

  • $10,000 + Pioneer
  • $5,000 – $9,999 Achiever
  • $2,500 – $4,999 Founder
  • $1,200 – $2,499 Partner

President's Partnership membership is achieved by making an annual cumulative contribution of $1,200 or more to the Annual Fund and/or by being a Golf or Gala sponsor at that level. 

Any donors at the $2,500 level or higher will be invited to an appreciation reception each fall.

Donations are calculated on the June 30 Fiscal year calendar. 


Five Weeks of Giving Campaign

The Annual fund supports your children in building bright futures. 

We saw the Power of the SMA Community during our Five Weeks of Giving Campaign, which ran from November 8 to December 7, Colorado Gives Day.

SMA raised over $224,000 on Colorado Gives Day (11% higher than last year!) through 332 donors who scheduled their gift or gave on Colorado Gives Day, which is 64% higher than last year!

St. Mary’s Academy would not be the welcoming community that we are without your participation or your generosity. Because of YOU, St. Mary’s Academy is the exceptional school that we all know and love.



What is Colorado Gives Day?

This year, the St. Mary’s Academy Five Weeks of Giving campaign culminated with Colorado Gives Day on December 7, 2021. Colorado Gives Day features a $1 million incentive fund. St. Mary’s Academy will receive a percentage of this $1 million fund – the more money we raise on Colorado Gives Day, the higher percentage we receive. Keep an eye out in the fall for next year's campaign!