Every gift makes a difference.
Amid the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, Saint Peter School was proud to safely reopen our doors and provide in-person learning for ALL students. In order to reopen safely, our school invested in PPE, weekly COVID-19 testing, and much more. Unfortunatey, these efforts came at a significant financial cost.
We rely on the generosity of our benefactors to help ensure the continued health and safety of our community. Furthermore, the SPS Cares Annual Fund will continue to be vital in covering many of the day-to-day operating expenses that help us live out our mission of teaching to the heart, mind, and soul of all students.
Your gift will provide critical support so that Saint Peter School can continue offering a dynamic, safe, and faith-based education in person.
Below, you will find a comprehensive list of the philanthropic needs of our school, including the extraordinary needs brought on my the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr. Pat Boyden
Mrs. Eve Encinas-Lončar Director of Advancement
Your support of the SPS Cares Annual Fund during the current health crisis is more important than ever.
There are many convenient and easy ways to make a gift to the SPS Cares Annual Fund.
Make your gift online, or send a check payable to:
Saint Peter School
C/O Advancement Office
96 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Classroom technology upgrades||$40k|
|Student life and co-curricular programs||$20k|
|Staff professional development||$15k|
|Facilities and grounds maintenance||$40k|
|Spiritual enrichment opportunities||$5k|
|Lunches for Learners - lunch scholarships||$15k|
|General operating expenses||$82k|
|Weekly COVID-19 Testing||$150k|
|PPE (masks, face shields, gloves, gowns etc.)||$15k|
|Disinfectant and cleaning supplies||$15k|
|HVAC system updates and service||$15k|
|Heightened lunch safety measures|
Together with the contributions of others, your gift to Saint Peter’s School makes possible the school’s core program and activities and helps underwrite new and innovative initiatives. The extraordinary education that your generosity makes possible empowers and inspires students to reach their greatest potential and live lives of accomplishment, faith, and integrity.
The Annual Fund is the primary way that Saint Peter School raises the resources to meet its operating budget, address new and pressing needs, and fortify our academic, arts, and athletic offerings. By providing sustaining support as well as financial flexibility, gifts to the Annual Fund have immediate and enduring impact.
Giving to Saint Peter School demonstrates the loyalty, commitment, and generous spirit of current parents, school board members, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, parishioners, faculty and staff, and friends. Your investment will symbolize your dedication to Saint Peter School and help to unlock countless doors for its students—benefits that tuition alone cannot provide.
The SPS Cares Annual Fund comprises unrestricted giving from all sources and supports all school programs and activities. Teacher salaries, scholarship aid, supplies, technology, building maintenance, and areas of critical need are all funded in part by annual giving.
Capital gifts are contributions specifically designated, by the donor, for a particular initiative, such as endowment funds, or funds for construction or renovation of permanent facilities.
Endowment funds ensure Saint Peter’s future as an institution of the highest quality. Endowment funds are created with a gift or gifts invested in an interest-bearing account, established in perpetuity, and designated for a particular purpose; only the interest may be spent. Endowment funds may underwrite scholarships, teacher salaries, or general purposes, as well as fund new program development.
Memorial gifts can be a particularly meaningful way to contribute to Saint Peter School. A gift in honor or memory of an individual may be made to the Annual Fund or as a capital gift; it may be restricted or unrestricted.
Gifts in kind are non-cash gifts of property such as computers, books, scientific equipment, art materials, etc. Gifts in kind also can make important contributions. The fair market value of such items is deductible for income tax purposes. A formal appraisal is required by the IRS for gifts in kind valued at over $5,000.
Lunches for Learners, established in 2017, is a lunch assistance grant program created to provide hot lunches to students in need.
Financial Aid Scholarship Giving: Saint Peter School strives to remain affordable and accessible to all families who desire a Catholic education for their child(ren). Throughout its history, the school has provided tuition assistance to deserving students who otherwise could not afford to attend—thanks in great part to the gifts of our scholarship donors.
Leave a Gift in Your Will: A planned gift (or bequest) is a wonderful way to support Saint Peter School.
Stocks and Securities: Making a gift of stock is easy and provides significant advantages for many donors.
Matching Gifts: Your employer might match your charitable contributions to Saint Peter School, doubling or even tripling the amount of your gift.