The Saint Mary Fund is the cornerstone of philanthropy at Saint Mary School. Saint Mary Fund gifts are a statement of support of our mission from our donors. Each year contributions to the Saint Mary Fund account for nearly 10% of the operating budget and allow the flexibility to direct resources where they are most needed. Proceeds from the Fund may be used for a variety of key operating expenses, capital expenditures, annual staff appreciation awards, and future reserves.
As part of our mission to make a high-quality Catholic education accessible to all, we strive to keep our tuition affordable and we offer significant financial assistance to those in need. As a result, we have a gap between our cost and revenue per student; tuition alone does not cover expenses despite our budget discipline.
Each year we invite our parents, alumni, faculty, staff, grandparents, and friends to invest in our mission by making a gift to the Fund.