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Support SMA
Since its founding, St. Mary’s Academy has been blessed with remarkable support from those who are committed to the school’s mission.  As has been the tradition since our earliest days, St. Mary’s Academy today relies on philanthropic gifts of all sizes.  Support from alumnae, parents, friends, corporations and foundations allow St. Mary’s Academy to maintain the high-quality education for which we are known.

Your philanthropic partnership makes it possible for St. Mary’s Academy to educate and enrich the lives of more than 640 young women each year.  We are profoundly grateful for each and every gift because each is an endorsement of the talented young women who attend St. Mary’s Academy and helps to ensure they will reach their highest potential.

Ways to Give

You can support St. Mary's Academy in many ways and all gifts make a meaningful difference. 

  • Cash gifts -- Cash gifts can be made by check or credit card and are put to work immediately.  Gifts can be sent to:

St. Mary’s Academy

1615 SW Fifth Avenue

Portland, OR 97201

  • Online Giving -- With our secure online giving page, giving to St. Mary’s has never been easier!
  • Credit Card -- Gifts may be charged to your Visa, MasterCard or American Express by calling 503-228-8306.

  • Monthly Giving -- You can easily make your gift in regular monthly installments from your credit card or bank account. 
  • Stock and wire transfers -- Contributions of appreciated stock, or other capital assets that have increased in value, can result in significant tax savings. The current full value of the gift can generally be deducted, and the capital gains tax on the amount of appreciation is avoided. 
  • Life insurance policies or retirement accounts
  • Include a bequest to St. Mary’s Academy in your estate plans
  • Establishing a trust that benefits the school and you.
  • Matching Gifts -- Your gift could be matched dollar for dollar.  Many companies offer matching gift programs that will double, even triple a donation's value.  If you have questions about your company’s matching gift program, please contact your Human Resources office.
  • Donate your car -- St. Mary’s partners with Volunteers of America Oregon to sell your car and have the proceeds of the sale benefit St. Mary’s Academy.
  • Memorial or Honorary Gifts -- Gifts in honor or memory of classmates, parents, friends or family members are a wonderful way to pay tribute to someone special.

 The St. Mary’s development team is pleased to assist you with supporting our school.

How can you help?

We welcome you to explore the many reasons why people support St. Mary’s and the various ways you can make a gift and impact the lives of students at St. Mary’s Academy.  Get involved today – St. Mary’s Academy is a place worthy of your support!

Click here to download the Volunteer Form for the 2012-2013 Year.

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