Support St. Catherine's

St. Catherine’s School is a place of transformation for all who step on the campus. Your generous support fuels the dreams and aspirations of the next generation of students, both in the classroom, on the field and under the spotlight.

Empower Girls and Young Women

From laboratories to libraries, your contributions empower girls and young women as they build deep bonds with one another and the entire Saints community.

Throughout its history, countless individuals have contributed their time, resources and passion, shaping our school into one of the nation's premier all-girls' institutions. Each gift, regardless of its size, plays a pivotal role in upholding the school's commitment to delivering a top-tier education to every Saint.

Your support is the cornerstone to ensuring that St. Catherine’s School continues to provide an enriching and empowering educational environment for our students. Together, we can nurture an atmosphere that enables our students to not only excel but also to be inspired, empowered and equipped for a lifetime of learning, leadership and service.

Giving to St. Catherines

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  • Ways to Give

Your support is the cornerstone to ensuring that St. Catherine’s School continues to provide an enriching and empowering educational environment for our students.

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  • Make a gift online

    Make a gift right now through Venmo, Paypal or a credit card 
    Give Now
  • Make a gift by mail

    Make checks payable to the “St. Catherine’s School Foundation”

    St. Catherine’s School
    Attn: Development Office
    6001 Grove Avenue
    Richmond, Virginia 23226
  • Make a gift or pledge by phone

    To make a gift or pledge by phone, please contact the Alumnae and Development office at 804-281-7141
  • Make a gift of securities

    Appreciated securities are a particularly cost effective way to support St. Catherine’s. When you donate appreciated securities that you have owned for more than one year, you are entitled to a charitable deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities and you avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation of the stock.

    Options for sending stock:

    Davenport & Company 
    DTC # 0443
    Account Name: St. Catherine’s School Foundation
    Account #: DA4004432
    Contact: Marie Barte (804) 780-2056

    Wells Fargo Advisors  
    DTC 0141 
    Account Name: St. Catherine’s School Foundation
    Account #: 33949787
    Contact: Heather Lambert (804) 782-3528
  • Make 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. Read more to see if your company matches gifts. 

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  • Make a gift from your IRA

    Make a tax-saving gift today by giving through your IRA. A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) allows individuals who are 70½ years old or older to donate up to $100,000 total to one or more charities directly from a taxable IRA instead of taking their required minimum distributions. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD for short.

    Contact your IRA administrator to request a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA to St. Catherine’s School. 

Areas of Impact

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  • Annual Giving

    Make an unrestricted gift that is used for the areas of greatest need and supports every aspect of School life. Learn More
  • Planned Giving

    Join The Arcade Society to leave your legacy through estate planning.  Learn More
  • Capital Giving

    Support capital projects and renovations to update and improve our campus. Learn More
  • Endowment Giving

    Ensure the School's financial health by creating income in perpetuity. Learn More
  • Parents’ Association Events

    Participate in community-wide events, raising needed funds and fellowship within community.   Learn More

Meet the Team

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    Deborah Dunlap 

    Director of Development
    804-288-2804, ext. 3028
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    Katherine Ferguson 

    Assistant Director of Development
    804-288-2804, ext. 3047
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    Laura Birdsey 

    Director of Alumnae Relations
    804-288-2804, ext. 3052
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    Elizabeth Harvard 

    Senior Development Officer
  • Photo of Judy Hawthorne

    Judy Hawthorne 

    Senior Development Officer
    804-288-2804, ext. 3087
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    Carroll Keiger 

    Events Coordinator
    804-288-2804, ext. 3088
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    Heather Kuehnle 

    Gift Processor/Development Associate
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    Laurie McCarthy 

    Assistant Director of Alumnae Affairs and Annual Giving
    804-288-2804, ext. 3056
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    Katy Moore 

    Development Office Manager
    804-288-2804, ext. 3006
  • Photo of Marybeth Neckowitz

    Marybeth Neckowitz 

    Development Office Database Manager
    804-288-2804, ext. 3068
  • Photo of Michelle Siewers

    Michelle Siewers 

    Parents’ Association Fundraising Coordinator and Volunteer Manager
    804-288-2804, ext. 3428
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.