ST. MARY’S SCHOOL
GUARDIAN ANGELS PROGRAM
Your donation is needed! St. Mary’s 115th academic year is off to a great start. The monies raised through the Guardian Angels Program is deposited directly into the St. Mary’s School operating fund (which is separate from church funds) to offset operational expenses. During the past several years, a major fundraising campaign was underway to construct a new school gym. Now that the gym has been completed, it is time to direct our attention once again to the School’s operational needs. As you may know, it costs a lot of money to pay for electricity, telephone, technology, books, equipment, maintenance, repairs, and teacher salaries. Money received from tuition does not cover all of the School’s operating costs. In fact, a few years ago we had to take out a loan to help defray the costs. If we were to raise tuition to cover these expenses, the amount needed would be about $2,500 more per child. Raising tuition by that amount would make the School unaffordable for most families. So, we desperately need donations each year to keep the School doors open and many families are relying on donations from benefactors like you. We hope you will join our friends, teachers, and parents who, like yourself, are committed to Catholic education, academic excellence, and the future of our children.
Despite the recent economic events that affect all of us, we are indeed richly blessed with a Catholic school that remains committed to helping our children develop their spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional and physical abilities within a community dedicated to living the Gospel. St. Mary’s School continues to build on the traditions of excellence begun when the school was founded in 1897. Our goal is to keep the School doors open. However, this goal can only be achieved with financial contributions such as yours. Our success for over a century is a strong validation that St. Mary’s School is a worthy philanthropic investment at the very highest level. Students are administered the Stanford 10 Achievement test each year and they have scored significantly above the national average in every grade level of the school. The School also has an active fine arts program including band, art, and drama. St. Mary’s offers a wide variety of sports and academic extracurricular activities such as PSIA, football, and a Junior Honors Program. Count your blessings, open your heart, and give. Our students are our future.
Please consider making a significant donation this year to the Guardian Angels Program. You’re welcome to tour our campus and become part of our family. The levels of giving are: Angel: $0.01 to $99, Archangel: $100-$249, Principality: $250-$665, Throne: $666-$1,9999, Cherub: $2,000-$4,999, and, Seraph: $5,000+. To make a donation, please fill out this year’s Guardian Angels Program form and send it with your check made payable to “St. Mary’s School” to: SMS Guardian Angels Program, 1019 South 7th Street, Temple, TX 76504. To obtain a form, please contact the School office at (254) 778-8141, or click on the link on to the left of your screen on this website. A receipt for tax purposes will be sent to the donor by mail.
The St. Mary’s School Guardian Angels Program is a program for donating money to the school. It is a project of the St. Mary’s School Board.