Ways of Giving

All gifts made to St. Mary's Academy are essential to the continued advancement of the school.  Annual Fund dollars, raised and spent each school year, enhance the educational environment at SMA.  Charitable gifts provide personal satisfaction and may provide significant tax benefits.  How do people participate?

Annual Fund
The cornerstone of SMA's annual fundraising effort is the Annual Fund. Each year the fund is allocated to the greatest areas of need at St. Mary's Academy. SMA strives for 100% participation from its faculty, staff, Board of Trustees and parents and 10% participation from its alumnae and grandparents. For more information about this year's Annual Fund click here.

Community Center Capital Campaign
The Community Center will prove to be the vibrant center of our St. Mary's Academy campus. It will feature learning and teaching areas, dedicated psaces for Junior Kindergarten through Grade 8 activities that currently occur throughout the campus, and vital music and drama classrooms for the lower, middle and high school students plus a lunch room with world-class views! Our parents will welcome this spacious and dynamic location for meetings, receptions and as an audience for their students' performances and art exhibits. For more information about the Community Center Capital Campagn click here.

Pam Bent Turf Field Capital Campaign
St. Mary's Academy is also raising funds from former athletes and friends for a synthethic turf field.For more information about the Pam Bent Turf Field Capital Campaign click here.

Loretto Legacy Society
All generous donors who inform SMA of their plans to include St. Mary's Academy in their will or estate plan will become members of the Loretto legacy Society. A bequest or life income gift demonstrates a partnership with SMA and its mission to provide an excellent education in the Loretto tradition. Your planned gift, via a trust, annuity, insurance policy or bequest, can:

  • Help ensure SMA's future
  • Save you tax dollars
  • Help you avoid capital gains taxes
  • Increase your current income (in some cases)

For more information about the Loretto Legacy Society, click here.

Graham Family Golf Tournament
Held inSeptember each year, the funds raised at the Graham Family Golf tournament benefit technology, performing arts and endowment at SMA. To support the Golf tournament, you can become a sponsor and/or sign up as an individual player. For more information about this year's Graham Family Golf Tournament click here.

The Gala
Held in April each year, 95% of the funds raised at the Gala benefit the SMA Tuition Assistance Fund and 5% benefit innovative academic programs. To support the Gala, you can become a sponsor, advertise inthe catalog, purchase a ticket to attend the Gala and/or donate an item to be auctioned at the event. For more information about this year's Gala click here.

Ways to Give

Cash Gifts
Tax deductible to the full extent of teh law and payable with cash, check or credit card. Pledge payment schedules are available and recurring giving is an option.

Matching Gifts
Your employer may double or even triple your gift to SMA. Obtain infrmation from your company's Human Resources office to initiate a match.

Appreciated Assets
Most often in the form of a stock gift, contributions of appreciated assets can save you tax dollars while benefiting St. Mary's Academy.

Including St. Mary's Academy in your will can help you plan for the future and allow us to recognize you today through the Loretto Legacy Society.

Memorial Gifts
A memorial gift to St. Mary's Academy is a special way to honor family members and friends who have been important in your life. A memorial gift made to SMA's Endowment Fund could provide an enduring tribute to someone special to you.

How to Make Your Donation

Online - Via our secure website by clicking here.

By Mail - Send a check, payable to SMA to:

St. Mary's Academy
Attn: Advancement Office
4545 South University Boulevard
Englewood, CO 80113

By Phone - Call Kelly Pearson, Advancement Database Manager at (303) 762-8300 ext. 285.

Every gift is important and appreciated. Thanks for your support!

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"After three states, three children and experience in both private and public schools, we believe we have found a hidden treasure at St. Mary's Academy!  We give to SMA because the school truly excels in providing a foundation for learning that prepares students for success in the coming years."

Middle School Parent