St. Mary’s Academy's signature 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 Fundraising Events
- St. Mary's Academy Auction – Thank you to everyone who attended the 25th anniversary St. Mary's Academy auction on April 13, 2013, at the Oregon Convention Center. Silver Revelry was a wonderfully fun and inspirational event. Thanks to the immense generosity of our supporters, we raised more than $800,000, making Silver Revelry the most successful auction in St. Mary’s history.
- Food for Thought – Thank you for joining us at the 20th anniversary of our tuition assistance luncheon on Tuesday, November 12, at the Hilton Portland. This year was the most successful event on record. It featured keynote speaker Jane McGonigal, a New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned creator of alternate reality games, or games designed to solve real problems and improve real lives.
Food for Thought raises crucial funds for the 41 percent of our student body benefiting from need-based financial aid this year. We celebrated raising more than $5 million for tuition assistance through Food for Thought and raised record-breaking donations to ensure a St. Mary's Academy education remains accessible to all young women. You can help support tuition assistance by donating 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. Last year, more than $82,000 was raised for SMA programs thanks to the hard work of students and the generosity of parents, alumnae, and other SMA supporters.