Time and Talent
We are a community that relies on the strength of its members. Being involved sets an example for students enhances personal relationships, and honors God by sharing our gifts. There are many ways to show support – praying, volunteering, coaching a sport, fundraising for athletics, fundraising for enhanced student experiences, working a lunchroom shift, or serving on School Board, just to name a few.
There are many ways to give and many priorities for your financial gift. Ways to make financials gifts include:
- Online donations via credit card
- Mailing a check
- Transfer a gift of stock
- Direct transfer from a trust or retirement account
- In-kind gift
- Corporate gift matching
- Shop to support at Kroger, Publix
- Clip and send in Box Tops for Education
- In person
The Saint Matthew School Annual Fund provides support for the programs of the school, because tuition and parish subsidies do not cover the financial resources required to provide an exceptional education for our children. Because the funds are unrestricted, they are available for current needs, giving the administration the flexibility to respond to challenges and opportunities throughout the year. In past years, funds have been used to expand the middle school math program to accommodate different learning styles, teachers have participated in professional development programs to enhance and broaden their skills, and middle school offerings have expanded to include Model UN, Drama/Forensics, Science Olympiad and Mathletes.
A robust Annual Fund provides that margin of excellence that distinguishes Saint Matthew from other schools. The current year’s goal is $125,000, but more importantly, to increase parent participation to 100% and join the Faculty, Staff and School Board who have participated at that level for the past six years.
So, are you ready to say #YEStoSMS and donate to the Annual Fund?
As a testament to the many supporters who have proceeded us and laid the foundation for our children, we wish to save for the future to help those who come after us. The Saint Matthew Endowment was established in 2008 by the Home & School Association. This active, volunteer parent organization has raised $100,000 to anchor the endowment and provide a vehicle for future investment. Direct donations are also accepted and are 100% tax-deductible.