Annual Giving

Support Our Annual Giving Efforts

Every year, St. Catherine’s appeals to the members of our community for a gift to support the School's Annual Giving efforts, which fund 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 offer an unparalleled array of academic, athletic and arts programs. Annual Giving helps St. Catherine’s offer each girl a truly exceptional educational experience.
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  • 24 Hours of Giving

    Every year we hold our 24 Hours of Giving to bolster our Annual Giving efforts. Hundreds of people make gifts during this 24 hour period to support St. Catherine’s. Save the date for this year’s event: Tuesday, March 25, 2025.
  • 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. Every five years, our alumnae call upon their classmates to make a special gift in honor of their reunion. We honor the alumnae class with the highest percentage of participation in their class gift each year during Reunion Weekend.
  • Annual Giving Clubs 

    • The Ellett Circle, St. Catherine’s Leadership Giving Society
      • 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 our hope that every family will participate in Annual Giving to the best of their ability. When the School seeks outside funding from philanthropic organizations, a high percentage of parent giving is viewed as tangible evidence that our families support the School's Mission.
  • Volunteer Leadership

    The success of our Annual Giving efforts depends upon the dedication and persistence of an army of volunteers. We need and welcome your help in this vital effort. Please contact Katherine Ferguson, Assistant Director of Development, to get involved.

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  • Increase Your Gift with a Matching Gift

    Many gifts to St. Catherine’s are doubled, or in some cases tripled, because corporations and foundations match gifts to educational institutions made by their employees, retirees and directors. Your eligibility, and the amount and timing of your match, are at the sole discretion of the matching gift company or foundation. Please check with your human resources or employee benefits office to determine if your employer will match your gift to St. Catherine’s. 
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Located in the heart of Richmond, Virginia, St. Catherine’s School is a private, all-girls pre-K, kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school. We provide a well-rounded educational experience for girls from communities across Richmond, Chesterfield, Henrico and all of central Virginia. St.Catherine’s all-girls educational experience is rooted in more than a century of history and tradition. From our revolutionary past to our dynamic present, St. Catherine’s has always focused on preparing students for a boundless future.