How to Give

  • How To Give


    You are now able to donate online 


    Our development office is ready to assist you. The school accepts gifts of:

    • Cash/Checks
    • Credit Cards
    • Stocks and Securities
    • Matching Gifts
    • Real Estate and Personal Property

    We don't recommend sending cash through the mail. Please make your check payable to St. Mary's School, and send to 40 Thompson St., Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or drop off at the church or school office, attention Development Office.

    Credit Cards
    Giving online using your credit card is fast, easy and secure. Gifts to the St. Mary's Annual Fund will go directly to the areas of greatest need, such as scholarships, general operating and facilities expenses, enrichment and technology. 

    Stocks and Securities
    These gifts can be donated via:

    Registered Mail
    To give by registered mail, send a copy of your unendorsed stock certificates and a letter of intent. Under separate cover, send a signed stock power with bank medallion guarantee seal. Send both of these items to: Development Coordinator, St. Mary's School, 40 Thompson St., Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

    In Person
    To give in person, bring the certificates, signed with a bank medallion guarantee seal, and a letter of intent to St. Mary's School. To make an appointment, contact Lynn Fitzgerald at or call 518 885.7300.

    (A letter of intent stating the purpose of your gift, the number of shares and the name of the stock is required for both Registered Mail and in-person gifts.)

    Matching Gifts
    If you or your spouse work for a company with a matching gift program, your gift to the St. Mary's School could be doubled or even tripled. Matching gifts are a corporation's way of multiplying the benefits of their employees' charitable gifts. Ask your Human Resources Department about their matching gift policies, or let us know who your employer is and we will research for you.

    Gifts of Real Estate and Personal Property
    Gifts of real property, personal property, in-kind gifts and more can offer significant benefits to both St. Mary's School and the donor. Please contact Kristy Dabrowski to discuss your gift interests.

    Your gifts are tax deductible!  We will provide you with a gift receipt for tax purposes.