Happy Birthday SMA!!!
December 3, 1867 …. It’s your Birthday St. Mary’s Academy!
This year, our beloved Academy will celebrate 151 years of EXCELLENCE and continues to produce some of the finest and most successful women in the world!
To celebrate her birthday, the Executive Board of St. Mary’s Academy Alumnae Association has developed a way Maryites everywhere can impact the success of our distinguished legacy.
Let’s face it, if we do not support, both financially and in our time and talent, our great institution will become just history! She was founded for us and by us and we must never let her light diminish.
What is “Happy Birthday SMA”?
It’s a restricted fund that is generated from the love and generosity of Maryites all over the world. This fund is designated specifically to support the facility’s operational and maintenance needs as long as funds are available. As such, it will relieve the strain placed on other funding and allow those funds to be used by the school toward direct educational needs.
We give because we are beneficiaries of a St. Mary’s Academy education. We give because we are the stakeholders in its future and the future of those that have yet to come. We give because we are SMA. We give because we are our sisters keepers. We give because the legacy is ours.
When Do We Give?
The gift will be presented annually at Homecoming. A Birthday Card with the amount of the gift and the names of each donor will be acknowledged. The Class donating the highest collected funds will be recognized.
What Is Our Goal?
Our goal is to have an annual appeal where Maryite’s pledge one dollar for each year St. Mary’s Academy has been in existence. This year our goal is to have each Maryite contribute $151.00.
How Do We Give?
We have set up three payment options:
Pay in full by check or online payment
Pay in two payments by check or automatic draft
Pay in three payments by check or automatic draft
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Next year we plan to make giving more affordable for all of us by beginning our appeal earlier. Our annual appeal will begin in March 1st of each year and end in October 31st of the same year. Only funds collected within the annual giving period will be acknowledged in the Birthday Card and be calculated as part of a Classes Annual Giving. Funds received after the annual giving period will be recognized the following year.
Maryites let’s come together and put the love we have for our school in action. Let’s pledge today! Tomorrow depends on it! May God bless you for your generosity and commitment to St. Mary’s Academy.
Sincerely yours in Jesus, Mary, & Joseph,
St. Mary’s Academy Alumnae Association Executive Board
Sheridan X. Cooper ’87, President
Shannon Cooper Sims ’82, Vice President
Lesley W. Beard ’87, Recording Secretary
Sabrina S. Harris ’75, Financial Secretary
Cecile Mickens ’62, Treasurer
Tyronesha Johnson ’14, Chaplain
Tamiko Massey-Haynes ’89, Ex-Officio
Connie W. Fitch ’69, Director Alumnae Relations