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SMA Fund

At St. Mary’s Academy, we foster excellence in each child through academic achievement, spiritual development, and service. The Loretto School Values of faith, community, justice, and respect provide the foundation for students to be powerful agents of change. 

The SMA Fund provides necessary funding above and beyond tuition to ensure a preeminent educational student experience.

Faculty Excellence and Distinction 

Attracting, retaining, and developing top-tier teachers who deliver inspirational educational experiences and instill a sense of purpose, curiosity, and ambition in SMA students.

This might include professional development, faculty bonuses, recruitment, and ensuring low student-teacher ratios.

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High School students at board doing math problems

Elevated Academic Enrichment

Sparking students’ curiosity beyond the classroom through enhanced course offerings, programmatic innovations, STEAM curriculum, and experiential learning.

This might include STEAM initiatives, MakerSpaces, enhanced course offerings, experiential learning, field trips, enhanced programmatic innovations, and more!

Signature Student Experience

Nurturing the whole student through investment in the arts, athletics, leadership, clubs, and adventures.

This might include athletics enhancements, clubs, student trips, musicals and plays, field days, and more.

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Why give to sma?

Your support of the St. Mary’s Academy Annual Fund impacts programs that allow our students to explore their curiosities, creativity, and passions to build a brighter future. While tuition covers a large portion of our budget, the SMA Fund is essential to producing enriching academic, creative, social, and athletic experiences for our students. The SMA Fund also supports Faculty Excellence and Distinction by attracting, retaining, and developing top-tier teachers who deliver inspirational education.  We depend on the generosity of our parents, grandparents, friends, alumnae, and staff to support our school.

Please contact Director of Development Ann Buttitta, , to learn more about the role of philanthropy at SMA or to join the Loretto Legacy Society by including St. Mary’s Academy in your estate plans.  

The SMA 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 at 303-762-8300 or email with any questions. 

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

SMA President's partnership

Leadership giving is vital to the success of St. Mary's Academy. Membership in the President's Partnership demonstrates a high commitment to our school community.

Leadership giving levels recognize the generosity of donors who contribute $1,200 or more during the fiscal year and must include a gift to the SMA Fund. Additional qualifying funds are Golf and Gala sponsorships. Purchases of auction items are not included in leadership giving totals.

  • $25,000 + Loretto Leader
  • $10,000 + Pioneer
  • $5,000 + Achiever
  • $2,500 + Founder
  • $1,200 + Partner

In recognition of their generosity, President's Partnership donors will be invited to special appreciation events, including a reception for Founder donors and higher ($2,500+) and an intimate gathering with the President & Head of School for Pioneer and Loretto Leader donors ($10,000+).

Learn more about leadership giving by contacting Ann Buttitta, Director of Development, at 303-762-8300, or