20th annual Food for Thought
“In all honesty, if it weren't for St. Mary's Academy, I probably wouldn't be anywhere. Options for girls in my situation are pretty bleak: jobs corps, boarding school or foster care. But the people within St. Mary's gave me hope.”
– St. Mary's Academy senior Ceirah McCauley
Thank you for joining us at the 20th anniversary of our tuition assistance luncheon. This year was the most successful event on record and we couldn't have done it without you and your generosity!
This year we hosted keynote speaker, Jane McGonigal. Dr. McGonigal is a New York Times bestselling author and a world-renowned creator of alternate reality games, or games designed to solve real problems and improve real lives.
Food for Thought took place on Tuesday, November 12, at 11 a.m. at the Hilton Portland. Dr. McGonigal spoke about how to add 10 years to your life, and moving testimony was presented on the powerful difference tuition assistance makes for families.
Food for Thought, the St. Mary's Academy tuition assistance luncheon, raises crucial funds for the 41 percent of our student body benefiting from need-based financial aid this year. Make sure a St. Mary’s Academy education remains accessible to all young women by donating here.
Learn more about Jane McGonigal.
Interested in being on the committee or hosting a table for 2014? Let us know.
Learn more about tuition assistance.
Photos from last year's Food for Thought