Annual Giving is the cornerstone of Saint Peter School's fundraising effort, where every gift makes a difference. 


Dear Friend,


Amid the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, Saint Peter School has pivoted to online learning seamlessly providing lessons, student support, and a constant connection to their classmates and teachers. Your support of Saint Peter School during the current health crisis is more important than ever. 


Annual giving provides critical operating support for Saint Peter School. Like most private schools, tuition alone does not cover the full cost of a Saint Peter School education. Gifts to the Shaping The Future Annual Fund help Saint Peter School make up the difference between the total cost of running the school and tuition revenue, thereby having an immediate effect on the lives of every student.


By donating to the Shaping The Future Annual Fund, you provide Saint Peter School with the essential, unrestricted dollars needed for:

  • Technology upgrades to further enhance our curriculum
  • Enhancing and expanding our student life and co-curricular programming
  • Professional development and recognition for our faculty and staff
  • Maintaining and upgrading our beautiful and historic campus
  • Providing for unique academic, co-curricular and/or spiritual enrichment opportunities
  • Scholarships and tuition assistance

Whether it’s providing money for program enhancements, faculty development, or improving the countless other pieces of the Saint Peter experience, the impact of a gift to the Shaping The Future Annual Fund is far-reaching.


Every gift - regardless of size - makes a difference.


There are many convenient and easy ways to make a gift to the Saint Peter School 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

Mrs. Eve Encinas-Lončar

Director of Advancement


Alumni In Their Own Words: Cameron Monagle '11 shares his educational journey at the 2020 Virtual Auction and talks about the important impact Saint Peter School has made.

Why Support

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.

Ways to Give

The Annual Fund, Shaping Our Future, 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.


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

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