The Advancement Team of St. Mary's Ryken works to maintain relationships between the school community and our family of friends. With your support, we are able to provide academic scholarships, employ high quality faculty, maintain a beautiful campus, including an advanced technological infrastructure and provide students with programs that enhance the curriculum.
The St. Mary's Ryken Annual Fund
The SMR Annual Fund helps to fill the annual funding “gap” between tuition and the actual cost of educating a student.
Did you know? In 2015–16, the per-student gap at SMR was $2,229.
Almost all Catholic high schools have a gap, which is mainly due to our desire to keep tuition as affordable as possible for all families.
Help support the future of SMR!
Each year, we ask all members of the SMR community to support our students and our mission by committing to donate to the Annual Fund. Each donation — from parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty/staff and community members — strengthens our efforts to provide a premier college preparatory Catholic education to our students. Over 710 students per year are counting on us!
How will your gifts to the SMR Annual Fund impact our school and our students?
The Annual Fund is used exclusively for the current year’s operating costs such as:
Our Annual Fund is a yearlong appeal that forms the cornerstone of all of our fundraising activities and gives everyone in the school community an opportunity to contribute.
By contributing to the SMR Annual Fund, you are helping us:
Your gift, no matter what the size, has a positive impact.
Questions? Please contact our Advancement Team:
301-373-4182 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Your cumulative gifts to this fund are acknowledged in the Annual Report. Gifts are recorded in the fiscal year in which they are received, from July 1 through June 30 the following year. St. Mary's Ryken is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your gifts are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.