St. Mary’s Academy's fundraising events include the Blues Bridge Walk Student Fundraiser in the fall, the Food for Thought Tuition Assistance Luncheon in November and our spectacular annual auction. These events provide both elegant and fun avenues through which alumnae, parents, students and friends support our school. St. Mary’s is especially grateful for the many volunteers who tirelessly contribute their time, talents and treasures to make our fundraising events enjoyable for all.
St. Mary's Academy Auction – The St. Mary’s Academy auction is our largest fundraising event of the year and a meaningful way for parents, alumnae, businesses and friends to support our school. St. Mary’s Academy will be hosting its 27th annual Auction on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Learn more about the last Auction here.
Food for Thought – St. Mary's Academy hosted the 21st annual Food for Thought Luncheon benefiting tuition assistance on Tuesday, November 18 at the Portland Hilton. One of St. Mary’s Academy’s signature fundraising events, Food for Thought is at the heart of the school’s mission, allowing us to provide an excellent college-preparatory education to any young woman who desires it, regardless of financial circumstances. This year’s featured speaker was St. Mary’s Academy alumna, Brigid Schulte ’80, award-winning Washington Post journalist and author of New York Times bestseller Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time. Learn more about the Food for Thought Luncheon here.
Blues Bridge Walk – This St. Mary’s Academy annual fundraiser allows students to create a culture of philanthropy in their lives while supporting their school. Students collect donations, spread the word about why they love St. Mary’s, and participate in the culminating, three-mile Blues Bridge Walk over the Steel and Hawthorne bridges. This year, more than $110,000 was raised for SMA programs thanks to the hard work of students and the generosity of parents, alumnae, and other SMA supporters. Read more here.
Party at the Post Office – St. Mary's Academy hosted the exclusive party of the year on Thursday, October 30, 2014! Guests had a chance to get an insider’s view of the future of St. Mary’s Academy, celebrate the purchase of the “new block,” and see what might be possible and be on the ground floor of creating the future of St. Mary's Academy! Learn more about the future of St. Mary's Academy here.