Greetings from the Office of Advancement!
This time of Thanksgiving is the beginning of what I believe is the most magical time of the year.
Here at SPS, we will also be kicking off our Power of Many campaign. In 2021, an anonymous benefactor generously pledged to match dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000 to support the new STEM Center at the Convent. The SPS community was challenged to raise $100,000 between Giving Tuesday and the end of the year. That challenge was met! By December 31st, $103,000 had been raised.
This year, that same pledge has been made, but it is now being earmarked for the music and arts programs, as well as a revitalization of the Hoff Technology Center and Library. With this pledge, the same challenge is being given to us - to raise $100,000 by the end of the year.
SPS family, I am so excited to take on this challenge with you all. I KNOW we can do it!
There will be much more information to come about this exciting and magical time for our school - please keep an eye out for emails from my office and notes in your children’s folders as Thanksgiving approaches and throughout the month of December.
Thank you for your continued support, encouragement and excitement.
With a grateful heart,
Director of Advancement
Power of Many Campaign
November 29-December 31st, 2022
Christmas Pageant Celebration December 16th
April 29th, 2023
"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.
For more information regarding making a gift to Saint Peter School, please contact Mrs. Eve Encinas-Lončar, Director of Advancement, at (617) 547-0101 x130 or email@example.com.