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Ways to Give

For over a century, the St. Mary's Academy education has instilled Christian values, principles of faith and exceptional academic standards to create future women leaders to serve in our communities. Every dollar is an ongoing investment in the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph and the legacy of St. Mary's Academy.  

 

In conjunction with our Annual Appeal, we accept year-round support to invest in St. Mary’s Academy. Donated gifts can be made through these tax-deductible ways:

 

Monetary Donations 

Check contributions can be mailed to the school at our address:

Attention: Development Office

St. Mary's Academy

701 Grace Avenue

Inglewood, CA 90301

 

One-time credit card contributions can be made online using our online giving form

 

Monthly Online Donation Program

Join the monthly donation program! Simply arrange for a monthly deduction to be made automatically to St. Mary's Academy by selecting "Recurring Donation" in the "Type of Donation" field on our online giving formMany banks also allow you to arrange a specific amount to be sent monthly to "St. Mary's Academy."

 

Matching Gifts: Double Your Donation!

Add more value to your gift. Matching gifts provide an easy way to potentially double or triple the amount of your gift! Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations.

 

If you are not sure if you qualify for a matching gift, please use the company search below. The tool will provide you with information regarding minimum and maximum match, as well as steps on how to complete a matching gift form.
 
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Stocks/Securities

By transferring appreciated stock to St. Mary's Academy prior to selling it, the capital gains on the amount of appreciation is avoided and the donor receives a tax deduction for the full market value.

 

Planned Giving

A bequest is usually the simplest kind of planned gift. It is a provision in a donor’s will which names a charity (in this case, St. Mary's Academy of Los Angeles) as a beneficiary of a portion of the donor's estate. The estate, then, receives a charitable deduction for the total amount designated to the school. As circumstances change, the bequest can be altered by the donor.

 

Endowment

An endowment is a permanent fund that is restricted and of which the principal is preserved. Contributions to St. Mary's Endowment Fund are invested and a determined percent of the portfolio is used for purposes restricted by the endowment fund. Thus, the endowment becomes a gift that lives forever and helps the school maintain affordability by providing revenue to subsidize the operating budget.

 

Please contact our Development Director, Jeanne Fisher, at 310.674.8470 ext. 209

or jfisher@smabelles.org for further information.