To our generous St. Mary Interparochial School Supporters
St. Mary Interparochial School is a fiscally Independent Elementary School of the Archdiocese. Your donation makes a direct impact on the lives of St. Mary Students.
As you plan your giving for the upcoming school year, kindly consider these fundraising efforts as part of our Impact Giving campaign. Your voluntary donation is sincerely appreciated and makes a lasting impact within our school community.
THE ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN is a series of yearly fundraising events for the purpose of raising much-needed funds to benefit the students of St. Mary Interparochial School.
Saturday, September 30, 2023
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Rain or Shine
YOUR DONATION GOES TO: STREAM Education (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, and Math) Education Programs
Friday, May 17, 2024
22th Annual Walkathon: Supporting Art, Music, Language & Culture Education for our Children.
YOUR DONATION GOES TO: Art, Music, and Language Enrichment
55th Anniversary Gala
November 16, 2023
A Celebration of Excellence in Catholic Education
An evening to fund our facility to build hearts, minds, and futures! There is currently no Saint Mary Soirée being planned for the 2023-2024 School year as we plan our 55th Anniversary Gala!
The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Opportunity and Scholarship Tax Credit (STC) programs offer businesses and individuals the opportunity to contribute tuition assistance for families who wish to provide their children a Catholic Education at St. Mary.
HELP A CHILD REACH HIS OR HER FULL POTENTIAL.
The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) gives businesses the opportunity to invest in tomorrow’s workforce. Companies that donate through the EITC contribute to the academic success of students and earn a substantial tax credit in the process.
What is the Educational Improvement Tax Credit?
- The EITC was established in 2001 to provide businesses with a tax credit for their donations to nonprofit scholarship or education improvement organizations.
- A one-time donation can earn your business a 75% tax credit, while a two-year commitment results in a 90% tax credit.
- Your business can receive up to $200,000 in tax credits annually.
Who utilizes the EITC?
Over 2,000 companies have benefited from the EITC. Although several large companies participate, most EITC contributors are small businesses, donating smaller sums of money:
- 12% of participating companies have given $100,000 or more.
- 57% have given $10,000 or less.
Who qualifies for the EITC?
To qualify for the EITC, your business must pay one of the following Pennsylvania state taxes:
- Corporate Net Income Tax
- Capital Stock and Franchise Tax
- Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
- Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax
- Insurance Premiums Tax
- Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax
In addition to the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve helped to make a genuine difference for area students and families, making an EITC-eligible contribution to BLOCS and the schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia offers the following advantages:
- Charitable donations reduce the amount of taxable income; tax credits reduce your tax bill dollar for dollar.
- Giving students the chance to experience high-quality education benefits not only the scholarship recipient, but the donating company as well – an investment in our students is an investment in tomorrow’s workforce.
- Minimal cost for major impact.
- Helps build community goodwill.
For more information, please contact Christina Haciski, Executive Director of Advancement and Strategic Initiatives at 215-923-7522 or email@example.com.
Last year, in a generous partnership with the Foundation for Catholic Education, we launched a new Tuition Reduction Grant Program that benefitted ALL St. Mary families this past school year. Now we are planning to double that tuition reduction grant by asking individuals to designate a portion of their PA State tax dollars to Catholic Education rather than sending these tax dollars to the state for the upcoming school year.
We encourage all St. Mary Family and Friends to designate a portion of their tax liability to the TuitionCare Program. If we can grow the number of participants to match the total number of families whose children are enrolled in our school (currently 189), the Tuition Reduction Grant this time next year could be $1,000 per family!
If you have any questions about the TuitionCare: Tuition Reduction Grant Program or how you can designate your tax dollars to increase the grant for every family. Please contact Christina Haciski, Executive Director of Advancement and Strategic Initiatives at 215-923-7522 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIFTS OF STOCK ARE WELCOMED AT ST. MARY INTERPAROCHIAL SCHOOL!
Have you considered a gift of stock or appreciated securities as an alternative to a cash charitable donation?
As an investor, if you have appreciated stock or mutual funds that you have held for more than one year, you can donate those securities to a charity and receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities.
Your gift of appreciated securities before December 31 benefits you and St. Mary Interparochial School! If you itemize deductions, you will receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer. You pay no capital gains tax on the appreciation.
Securities can be transferred electronically by your broker to the St. Mary Interparochial School account. Please alert our Director of Advancement of your intent to make a stock gift by contacting Ms. Christina Haciski at (215) 923-7522 or email@example.com.
DTC and OCC Clearing Number
Vanguard Account number
For the Benefit of St. Mary Interparochial School
If you have any questions or would like to request more information, please contact Christina Haciski, Executive Director of Advancement and Strategic Initiatives, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 923-7522 for our brokerage account information.
Please note that due to privacy laws, many brokerage firms will not release the donor's name with the transfer. Please indicate the name of the stock, the expected date of the transfer, the number of shares and gift designation. Thank you!
Donations may also be made payable to St. Mary Interparochial School and mailed to St. Mary Interparochial School, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
A matching gift is a charitable gift made toward St. Mary School by a matching donor after the original donor first makes a gift to our school.
How it works:
1. Check with your Human Resources Department or Matching Gift Coordinator to see if your company will match your annual giving donation.
2. Complete your company's matching gift form.
3. Return your completed form to school with your contribution amount. Many are easily completed online.
4. DOUBLE your gift and your impact on the lives of our students!
or Mail your donation to:
St. Mary Interparochial School
c/o Annual Giving
Fifth and Locust Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Thank you to our current Corporate Matching Gift Organizations!
The Elsevier Foundation
Aberdeen Asset Management
Ace Charitable Foundation (now Chubb Group of Insurance Agencies)
Each year the Sponsor-a-Student Campaign gives you an opportunity to help keep a child’s dream alive. Your gift helps make St. Mary School possible for our children.
The actual cost of education (CoE) for the 2022-2023 School Year for a St. Mary student in grades 1 – 8 will be $7087; the actual cost of education (CoE) for a St. Mary Kindergartner will be $9076 next year.
Please consider these possible gift opportunities for a deserving student of St. Mary.
$5925 - Cost to Educate a student for one year - Full Tuition Sponsorship
$2962.50 - Half Year Tuition Sponsorship
$1162 - Tuition Gap Donation (grades 1-8)
$1486 - Tuition Gap Donation (Kindergarten)
To make a secure online donation to our Sponsor a Student campaign, please click here.
Donations may be made payable to St. Mary Interparochial School and mailed to St. Mary Interparochial School, C/O Sponsor-a-Student, Philadelphia, PA 19106
St. Mary is approved to receive donations through the United Way’s Giving Program. If you already use this as a way to give, please consider naming St. Mary as a recipient. Click here for more information.
Our designation is: St. Mary Interparochial School 48922.
If you prefer to create your own personalized giving plan, please contact Christina Haciski, Executive Director of Advancement and Strategic Initiatives at 215-923-7522 or email@example.com
Please consider supporting these areas of need throughout the giving year at the level that is right for you. If you prefer to create your own personalized giving plan, please contact Christina Haciski, Executive Director of Advancement and Strategic Initiatives at 215-923-7522 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a giving meeting.
Thank you for supporting St. Mary Interparochial School!
Our light continues to shine brightly as a beacon for outstanding Catholic education in the historic heart of Philadelphia.