We're grateful for the generosity of our benefactors whose gifts make a critical impact on our school and on individual students.The Academy relies on the financial support of the entire community – alumnae, parents, faculty and staff, and friends of the school to advance its mission.

Annual Giving

Annual gifts help us with current operating costs, including financial aid to deserving students.

Donors whose cumulative annual gifts exceed $1,000 are members of the Blue Ribbon Society.

Mother Marie Rose Circle Gifts of $25,000 and over
Founders Circle Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999
Holy Names Circle Gifts of $ 5,000 to $ 9,999
President’s Circle Gifts of $ 2,000 to $ 4,999
Tartan Circle Gifts of $ 1,000 to $ 1,999

Donors may direct their gifts to the following:


Bursary Fund

Enables the school to welcome students from a wide range of socio-economic conditions. We enjoy a diverse student body, so that students can learn from each other and grow to appreciate different cultures and traditions.

Capital Asset Fund

Provides funding for the ongoing maintenance of the facility and grounds.


School Programs

To offset the cost of upgrading and expanding programs and equipment.

Deo Gratias Fund

St. Mary's Academy is rooted in the tradition of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. To honour this tradition, the St. Mary's Academy Foundation created the Deo Gratias Fund to support the non-tuition needs of students. This Fund is used for day-to-day, curricular, extra-curricular and co-curricular expenses to ensure an equitable experience for all students. The Deo Gratias Fund is made possible by donations from the St. Mary's Academy community.

Legacy & Hope

The Legacy & Hope Bursary Campaign honours our foundress Blessed Mother Marie-Rose Durocher and the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Our commitment is to educate young women in the faith and to encourage the full development of the human person in service to the Church and the world. A donation of $1000 or more to this bursary campaign will enable you, your family, or your daughter to be named on our Legacy & Hope wall in the Sheila Chipman Atrium. 

Named Bursary Funds

A named bursary fund may be established in memory or honour of a particular person, group or occasion. If the fund is set up as an endowment fund, the principal will remain untouched and the revenue will be used as designated.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many corporations will match employee gifts to registered charities. It's a wonderful way to double your gift to the Academy.

Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts are a wonderful way of honoring and remembering those who have made a difference in your life while at the same time supporting the mission and the young women of St. Mary’s Academy.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial gifts provide a way for friends and family members to express sympathy and offer consolation to the family, while honoring the life and memory of their loved one.

In Memoriam cards are available from the Advancement Office.

Planned Giving

Planned giving or Legacy giving offers a way for donors to plan ahead, ensuring their gifts will continue to make a lasting difference for future generations of Academy students. Donors may realize tax savings, now or in future, depending on the nature of their planned gift. Legacy gifts include bequests, gifts of life insurance, and registered securities.

Marian Legacy Society

Alumnae and friends who include St. Mary's Academy in their estate planning are members of the Marian Legacy Society.