Thank you for considering a gift to benefit St. Mary's School. With 100 plus years of history, our school has withstood the test of time. Its longevity is in no small part due to the generous support of alumni, friends, community members, faculty and staff and parents.
We have many ambitious goals to ensure that our students continue to receive the very best Catholic education possible. Will you please help us? St. Mary’s School has several giving opportunities available for donors to consider. For more information, contact us at email@example.com or call 781-665-5037.
Student Support Fund. In these challenging economic times, families who choose St. Mary’s School cannot always afford tuition for their children. A sudden job loss often throws a family’s financial stability into turmoil. While the school has always provided scholarship assistance to students in need, we continue to receive more requests than we can accommodate. A gift of $2,500 will cover the tuition for ½ year for a student or $5,000 for a full year.
Technology Fund. Some of our important traditions may not have changed, but our use of technology assuredly has. To ensure that our students succeed in the 21st Century, St. Mary’s School must remain on the cutting edge of technology. Our detailed technology plan, estimated at $285,000, calls for a variety of SMART Technology tools including hand-held student assessment devices and interactive, multi-user Touch Tables for primary classrooms. Our plans also call for Apple iPads which offer excellent applications for student research.
Capital Improvement Fund. Our buildings and grounds reflect our proud tradition of excellence. At the same time we recognize that we must have a proactive plan of renovation, restoration and preventative maintenance. Please refer back to this website in the coming months for more information on our specific needs and financial resources needed.
General Fund. If you want to help St. Mary’s to meet its most pressing current needs, consider a gift to the General Fund. Whether for plumbing, heating, snow removal, furniture replacement or supplies for teachers, this fund helps to keep the school running on a day to day basis.
Ways to Give
St. Mary's School is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your contributions are fully tax-deductable to the extent provided by law. You are welcome to make a contribution by mailing a check to:
St. Mary of the Annunciation School 4 Myrtle Street Melrose, MA 02176
Memorial and Honorary Gifts - Honor a loved one, family member or friend by making a gift in his/her name. When provided with contact information, we will notify surviving family members of your generosity.
Bequests - Have you considered adding St. Mary's School to your will? Charitable bequests can take a variety of forms - a percentage of the estate or a specific sum of money or asset. St. Mary's School also can be named the "residuary beneficiary" of all or part of the estate after other bequests, or a "contingent beneficiary" in the event other named beneficiaries do not outlive the donor. Please discuss these options with your attorney so that you may choose the option that is best for you.
Sample bequest language: "I give and bequest the sum of $______/the following described property___________(description of assests given) to St. Mary of the Annunciation School, Melrose, MA."