As we approach the 125th anniversary of St. Mary School we have renewed our efforts to establish a foundation to provide support and security for this very important institution.
There are many important business, political and social leaders in our community who have been directly impacted by the school. They were either educated themselves or chose to educate their children or grandchildren in the school due to its superior educational programs or its wholesome, safe environment. Most of these people enjoyed the benefits of the institution at a time when it was run with religious staff and consequently a much lower cost to educate a child. It is time that we remind ourselves of the important role that St. Mary has played in our own or children’s development and education and the impact that this has had on our community and lives.
The purpose of the St. Mary School Foundation is twofold. The first purpose is to secure funding for new facilities. We have already secured significant donations and commitments to begin this process in earnest. Our commitment to the Parish at Annunciation Church is that we will not enter into new construction unless we can accomplish this historic feat free of debt. This a very achievable objective and the physical process of exploring new facilities has already begun. Once this goal has been secured the foundation board will evolve into a long term support and security mechanism that will build a strong financial foundation to insure that this important pillar in our community is here for generations to come.
We view this as a community project as St. Mary School is a community treasure, it will include business and community leaders, alumni of the school as well as members of the church family.
We are so excited at the prospect of securing the future of our school and securing access to the best educational program and best learning environment in the area for the families of our community. It is our hope that you share in this excitement and recognize the opportunity that exists for our community.
If you have interest in serving this noble cause or if you are called to help because of the impact that St. Mary School has had on your life, please contact our Development Coordinator, Jill Koch.