Ways To Give
We're grateful for the generosity of our benefactors whose gifts make a critical impact on our school and on individual students.The Academy relies on the financial support of the entire community – alumnae, parents, faculty and staff, and friends of the school to advance its mission.
Annual gifts help us with current operating costs, including financial aid to deserving students.
Donors whose cumulative annual gifts exceed $1,000 are members of the Blue Ribbon Society.
|Mother Marie Rose Circle||Gifts of $25,000 and over|
|Founders Circle||Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999|
|Holy Names Circle||Gifts of $ 5,000 to $ 9,999|
|President’s Circle||Gifts of $ 2,000 to $ 4,999.0|
|Tartan Circle||Gifts of $ 1,000.00 to $ 1,999.00|
Donors may direct their gifts to the following:
Enables the school to welcome students from a wide range of socio-economic conditions. We enjoy a diverse student body, so that students can learn from each other and grow to appreciate different cultures and traditions.
Provides funding for the ongoing maintenance of the facility and grounds.
To offset the cost of upgrading and expanding programs and equipment.
Deo Gratias Fund
St. Mary's Academy (SMA) is a Catholic school for girls, rooted in the tradition of the Sisters of the Joly Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM). To honour this tradition, The St. Mary's Academy Foundation has created the Deo Gratias Fund.
Its purpose is to ensure that any SMA student who is economically disadvantaged is able to access the necessary financial resources to reach her full potential. The Deo Gratias Fund is made possible by donations from the St. Mary's Academy community.
Legacy & Hope
The Legacy & Hope Bursary Campaign honours our foundress Blessed Mother Marie-Rose Durocher and the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Our commitment is to educate young women in the faith and to encourage the full development of the human person in service to the Church and the world. A donation of $1000 or more to this bursary campaign will enable you, your family, or your daughter to be named on our Legacy & Hope wall in the Sheila Chipman Atrium.
Named Bursary Funds
A named bursary fund may be established in memory or honour of a particular person, group or occasion. If the fund is set up as an endowment fund, the principal will remain untouched and the revenue will be used as designated.
For more information, contact Diane McGowan in the Advancement Office. 204-478-6030
Corporate Matching Gifts
Many corporations will match employee gifts to registered charities. It's a wonderful way to double your gift to the Academy.
Tribute gifts are a wonderful way of honoring and remembering those who have made a difference in your life while at the same time supporting the mission and the young women of St. Mary’s Academy.
Memorial gifts provide a way for friends and family members to express sympathy and offer consolation to the family, while honoring the life and memory of their loved one.
In Memoriam cards are available from the Advancement Office.
Planned giving or Legacy giving offers a way for donors to plan ahead, ensuring their gifts will continue to make a lasting difference for future generations of Academy students. Donors may realize tax savings, now or in future, depending on the nature of their planned gift. Legacy gifts include bequests, gifts of life insurance, and registered securities.
Marian Legacy Society
Alumnae and friends who include St. Mary's Academy in their estate planning are members of the Marian Legacy Society. Download the Estate Planning form.