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:

  • Tuition assistance
  • Fine arts programs
  • Academic programs
  • Campus ministry programs
  • Science and technology programs
  • Athletic programs
  • Security and facilities maintenance
  • Faculty and staff professional development

  • 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:

  • Meet mission-critical operating costs
  • Provide tuition assistance for those families in the greatest need
  • Build revenue for development of new programs
  • Improve our classroom and athletic facilities

  • Your gift, no matter what the size, has a positive impact.

    Questions? Please contact our Advancement Team:

    301-373-4182 or

    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.

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