SMA Fund

Rather than covering a "gap" between tuition and the actual cost of running the school, the St. Mary's Academy  SMA 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 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. 


Give In Honor of a Teacher

Our SMA faculty are supported by the SMA 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 SMA Fund today!

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


SMA Leadership Giving Circles

Leadership giving is vital to the success of St. Mary's Academy. Membership in the SMA Leadership Giving Circles 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.

  • $10,000 + Pioneer Circle
  • $5,000 – $9,999 Achieve Circle
  • $2,500 – $4,999 Founders Circle
  • $1,200 – $2,499 Partner Circle

In recognition of their generosity, Leadership Giving donors will be invited to special appreciation events, including a reception for Founders Circle and higher ($2,500+) and an intimate gathering with the President of the Academy for Pioneer Circle donors ($10,000+).

Thank you for considering a leadership gift to St. Mary's Academy!

Learn more about leadership giving by contacting Natalie Mesko, Director of Advancement, at 303-762-8300 ext. 227, or


Fall Giving Campaign

We saw the Power of the SMA Community during our Fall Giving Campaign in 2021.  Last year, SMA raised over $224,000 on Colorado Gives Day (11% higher than 2020!) through 332 donors who gave on or before Colorado Gives Day, 64% more donors than 2020!

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 giving campaign will culminate with Colorado Gives Day on December 6, 2022. Colorado Gives Day features a $1.4 million incentive fund, and St. Mary’s Academy will receive a percentage of this $1.4 million fund. Starting on November 1, any gifts made to St. Mary's Academy online will count towards our total raised for Colorado Gives Day. The more money we raise on Colorado Gives Day, the higher percentage we receive of the incentive fund.