Alumnae Council

Alumnae Advancement Council

The St. Mary’s Academy Alumnae Advancement Council is made up of alumnae representatives working closely with the St. Mary’s Alumnae staff. This diverse and dedicated group meets nine times a year (September–June, excluding April). The Alumnae Advancement Council supports the school’s priorities by keeping alumnae connected to SMA and one another through programs, traditions, philanthropy, and volunteer opportunities.


Since 1859, students who graduate from St. Mary’s Academy automatically become lifelong members of the SMA Alumnae Association.


The Alumnae Advancement Council serves as an advisory board for the greater St. Mary’s Academy Alumnae Association and the school. The Council provides advice and support in developing and implementing programs and services. Council members represent as best as possible the diversity of our alumnae community.  



New members can join the Alumnae Advancement Council at any time. If you would like more information, please contact  

Members serve a two-year, renewable term.
Alumnae Advancement Council responsibilities include:

·         Attending Council meetings once a month, September-June.

·         Participating in at least one of four Council-sponsored committees, including event participation, per term of membership.

·         Serving as an ambassador within and beyond St. Mary’s Academy, and connecting alumnae to the school.

Council-Sponsored Committees

Meet the 2023-2024 Alumnae Council

Annie Auxier

Class of 1977

Mo Clifford Atchison

Class of 1977

Jourdan Ellis

Class of 2006

Catherine Fields

Class of 2007

Vicki Ford Dieringer

Class of 1969

Rani Lightle

Class of 2003

Teri Mariani

Class of 1970

Olivia Paradis

Class of 2009

Sara Salvi

Class of 1971

Showcase your love for service by volunteering with St. Mary’s Academy. Share your time and skills with the community by supporting events, projects, office tasks, etc. Contact to sign-up!

Be a Class Ambassador

SMA will work with you to help organize your class for our annual reunions of classes celebrating the milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45.  Learn more here.