Giving to
St. Mary

Giving to St. Mary High School is a great way to help offset the cost of student tuition.  There are many ways to give to SMHS.  All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

St. Mary High School is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Giving to St. Mary High School is a great way to help offset the cost of student tuition.  There are many ways to give to SMHS.  All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

St. Mary High School is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Why your donation is so critical

Tuition at St. Mary High School is $11,250.00. Paying competitive salaries to keep highly qualified teachers is necessary and costly. Add the costs of the latest technology and equipment, the cost of maintaining the facility, and the cost of supporting 22 athletic teams and extracurricular activities and you can understand why.

Most of our families cannot afford this expense. This year we awarded over $285,000 in financial aid and scholarship to assist our families and maintain our enrollment. Our goal is to raise $350,000. This amount will provide the funding needed to increase our enrollment to 230 students. By taking this financial burden off the school’s budget, our alma mater can now allocate that money to improve the quality of the SMHS experience!

Various Donation Options

Cash

Cash giving remains the most used and the most feasible giving method. Matching Gift — Many businesses and corporations have a policy in which they will match or partially match an employee’s cash donation.

Appreciated Securities

Millions of Americans own securities. If consideration is being given to making a gift of stocks, bonds, money market or mutual funds, they are easy to transfer and currently offer favorable tax benefits.

Tangible Personal Property

Donated personal property in the form of books, equipment, furnishings, etc., are an excellent gift opportunity for the donor and of great benefit to the school. These “gift-in-kind” investments are always welcome.

Bequests

All schools today face rising costs for faculty salaries, scholarship aid, equipment and energy needs, to name a few. A gift through a will can help St. Mary’s meet these needs for the future.

Memorials

Most memorial gifts are in the form of cash; however, gifts of property, securities and more substantial memorial bequests are also encouraged. Gifts may be made to the general fund or a named memorial fund.

Alumni Memorial Fund

Contributions to this fund are used for student financial aid.

As alumni, we can understand and appreciate all the positives of a Catholic school education. What we all experienced while at SM was nothing short of great. That has not changed! Your alma mater needs you to support this worthy cause now! No gift is too small, please do your part.

Michael Sheridan '77Director of Alumni Relations