Thank you to all who contributed to the success of Saint Peter School’s 2022 Gala & Auction - Racing to the Future. Because of you, our students will one day be standing in the Hall of Fame of life. View our 2022 Gala Video to catch a glimpse of some of our rising stars.
If you would like to support our future Hall of Famers, please click the Donate Today button below.
An $8,000 donation will cover the cost of tuition for one student for a school year.
A $600 donation will cover lunch for a student for a school year.
A donation of $250 will buy a new chromebook for a student.
Each gift, regardless of amount, makes a difference in the life of a child at Saint Peter School.
Every gift to Saint Peter School strengthens its ability to fulfill the mission established by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, to teach “to the heart, mind, and soul of each child.”
The impact of our donors’ tremendous support can be seen throughout the school, underwriting key needs and enhancements, including:
• Funding new curricula in language arts and science
• Providing faculty and staff professional development
• Enabling the expansion into the refurbished Saint Peter Convent
• Offering creative programming and a robust roster of co-curricular activities
• Enhancing the Catholic identity of the school by providing prayerful spaces
• Bolstering scholarships and financial aid packages
The Saint Peter School Cares Annual Fund is the cornerstone of the school’s fundraising efforts. Gifts to the Annual Fund support the school’s greatest needs as well as essential and promising new academic, spiritual, and co-curricular initiatives. Tuition covers about 70% of the cost of educating a student; we rely on donations for most of the remaining 30%.
A yearly campaign, the Annual Fund runs from July 1 through June 30. We hope that everyone who prizes the exceptional merit and purpose of a Saint Peter School education will contribute. This year, the school is seeking 100% participation from current parents. Every family’s economic situation is unique, and we understand the financial constraints facing some members of our community.
Consequently, we respectfully ask all Saint Peter parents to make a gift to the 2021–2022 Annual Fund at a level that is personally meaningful and manageable. Each Annual Fund gift is deeply valued and vital to ensuring that Saint Peter School thrives as the leading Pre-K through Grade 8 school in the Archdiocese of Boston.
Thank you for your support and for being part of the long and inspiring legacy of generosity at Saint Peter School.
We wish you and yours a year filled with good health, faith, care, and joy.
Saint Peter School
"Gratitude and love—that’s why we continue to support Saint Peter
School. We are grateful to have sent our sons to a school that
superbly promoted so much of what is important to us: family, faith,
scholarship, kindness, and community.”
– Ted Hoff and Kathleen O’Connell, parents of SPS alums Tommy and Michael Hoff
There are many convenient and easy ways to make a gift to the SPS Cares Annual Fund.
MATCHING GIFTS: Double your donation! Please check with your employer to see if
they participate in a corporate matching gift program.
Make your gift online, or send a check payable to:
Saint Peter School
C/O Advancement Office
96 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
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.