Annual Giving

Each year, St. Catherine’s appeals to the members of our community for a gift to support the School's Annual Giving efforts. Annual Giving funds many of the "extras" that enhance and distinguish a St. Catherine's education. These contributions add approximately five percent to the School’s operating budget , which enables us to attract and retain premiere faculty and to offer an unparalleled array of academic, athletic and arts programs. Annual Giving helps St. Catherine’s offer each girl a truly exceptional educational experience.

Annual Giving

List of 4 items.

  • Alumnae and Reunion Giving

    St. Catherine’s alumnae demonstrate their commitment to the School in countless ways, including providing vital support for the School’s operations. In 2016-2017, 34 percent of alumnae participated in Annual Giving. Every five years, our alumnae call upon their classmates to make a special gift in honor of their reunion. The alumnae class with the highest percentage of participation in their class gift is honored each year during Reunion Weekend.
  • Giving Clubs

    The Ellett Circle
    • Founder's Society ($15,000+)
    • Bacot Society ($10,000 - $14,999)
    • Second Century Club ($5,000 - $9,999)
    • 1890 Club ($2,500 - $4,999)
    • Head’s Club ($1,000 - $2,499)
    • Young Alumnae Club - Members of Classes:
      • graduated from 6 – 10 years ago - $500         
      • within the last 5 years - $100
    Additional Giving Clubs
    • Head's Associate Club ($500 - $999)
    • Associate Club ($250 - $499)
    • Century Club ($100 - $249)
  • Parent Giving

    It is St. Catherine's hope that every family will participate in Annual Giving to the best of their ability. When the School seeks outside funding from philanthropic organizations, parent giving is viewed as tangible evidence that parents support the School's Mission.

    In 2016-2017, 68 percent of current parents participated in Annual Giving. Additionally, parents and grandparents of the senior class continued a 34-year tradition with a major gift in honor of the Class of 2017 to support the transformation of community spaces in the Upper School.
  • Volunteer Leadership

    Each year, the Annual Fund depends upon the dedication and persistence of an army of volunteers. We are very grateful to the following members of our community who have stepped up to lead the 2017-2018 campaign:

    Alumnae Chair
    Nelle Hotchkiss ’81
    Parent Chair
    Margaret and Donny Wade

    Past Parent, Grandparents and Friends Chairs
    Laurie and Vernon Spratley

    We need and welcome your help in this vital effort. Please contact Katherine Ferguson, Assistant Director of Development to get involved. 


For Annual Giving, contact Katherine Ferguson, Asst. Director of Development, or Laurie McCarthy, Asst. Director of Annual Giving & Alumnae Relations, at 804.281.7141

For Matching Gifts: Contact Blair Huss, Development Associate, at 804.281.7141

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