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Your Difference


Dear SMA Family and Friends,

On behalf of the Office of Development, thank you for your interest in supporting St. Mary’s Academy. Our School is a transformational experience for every young woman seeking an excellent academic environment that values diversity and inclusion! An SMA educational experience is enhanced by generous financial gifts, regardless of size, from our entire community—including parents, alumnae, parents of alumnae, grandparents, faculty and staff, and friends.

Your financial support is a direct investment in:

  • An Ambitious Curricula
  • Recruitment & Retention of talented and dedicated teachers
  • Competitive Career Paths Program: Healthcare, Engineering,
    the Arts
  • Championship Athletics 
  • SMA’s enduring commitment to diversity and inclusion

We invite you to invest in our mission of educating young women of distinction who are committed to lifelong learning and service to the “dear neighbor.” Our graduates are destined to become the next generation of intelligent, confident and proactive leaders with values that will make a difference in the lives of others.

As the beneficiary of significant financial assistance during my college and law school years, I am extraordinarily grateful to those who invest their valuable resources in schools, and in doing so create broader learning opportunities for talented students to explore their interests and achieve their dreams. We hope that you will invest in the mission of St. Mary’s Academy.

Should you have an interest in seeing the excellence of educating young women in a caring nurturing environment, please contact me directly for a campus visit at dbardot@smabelles.org or (310) 674-8470.

Thank you again for your support and belief in a St. Mary’s Academy’s education for young women!

In Appreciation,

Danese Bardot, JD, CFRE

Director of Development

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