Last Updated: Sept. 24, 2012
After breaking participation records in every constituency group last year, a new Annual Fund campaign is launched with a big goal of $825,000 and participation challenges for parents, alums, and Grand Turkeys (our term of endearment for grandparents!).
Parent participation hit an all-time high of 92% last year, well above national averages for similar schools. A new $50,000 parent challenge will help us sustain that level of support.
Alumnae broke records last year, as well, reaching an all-time high of 53% - well above national benchmarks for girl's schools. Ashley Moore Mayfield '72 has issued a $100,000 challenge to inspire alums to stay at 53% this year and increase to 55% over the next three years.
St. Mary's Grand Turkeys also had a big goal last year: to increase donor ranks by 25%. They ended up with an increase of more than 50% and plan to do even better in 2013.
The Annual Fund is vital to all we do at St. Mary's because tuition only covers about 86% of the total cost of educating our students annually. The Annual Fund provides 6% of that deficit and allows us to invest in everything from classroom technology, professional development, and lab equipment, to the arts, counselors and learning specialists, financial aid, and library resources. St. Mary's educates girls to change the world; the Annual Fund helps us do it.
Click here to make your gift to the 2013 campaign today.
Director of Annual Fund