Support St. Mary School – Donate to the Annual Fund

At St. Mary School, we are dedicated to providing an exceptional learning environment for our students. Each year, we rely on the generosity of our families to contribute a minimum of $250 to the Annual Fund. Your donation is vital to maintaining and enhancing the quality of education we offer.

How Your Donation Helps:

  • Maintaining Facilities: Ensuring our lower and upper school buildings are well-maintained, clean, and improved over the summer.
  • Restocking Classroom and Athletic Equipment: Upgrading educational materials, such as books, whiteboards, and gym equipment, to keep our students well-equipped for learning.
  • Investing in the Future: When immediate needs are met, funds are used to address teacher requests for additional resources, including expanded classroom libraries and educational software.

Every contribution, no matter the size, helps us create a better educational experience for our students. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.

Ways to Give

In 1869, with determination, sacrifice and extraordinary gifts of time, talent and financial support, the Sisters of Mercy established the Academy of the Incarnation; North Carolina's first Catholic school. Later, the school became what we know today as St. Mary Catholic School.

Today, support for St. Mary School comes from parents, grandparents, friends, foundations and corporations.  We accept all forms of support, from time volunteering to coach young minds, to special talents or in-kind donations, to monetary giving.  See below for more opportunities to support the oldest Catholic School in North Carolina.


Have some extra time on your hands?  We invite parents to contribute their valuable time and through volunteering to enhance the educational experience for all our students.  Volunteers can work in the front office, library, or help with supervising lunch.  


We welcome parents to share their diverse talents, whether it's coaching sports teams, nurturing budding science minds in the Science Olympiad, or capturing memorable moments through photography – your expertise enriches our school community in countless ways!


Consider making an online donation today to support our school's initiatives and help us continue providing exceptional educational opportunities for our students.  

Cash Gifts

Your tax deductible cash gifts play a vital role in supporting our school's mission and ensuring a bright future for our students. 

Checks can be made to St. Mary Catholic School and sent to:  217 S. 4th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Planned Giving

Gifts through estate planning are a great and often easy way to support St. Mary School today and into the future. Bequests, gift annuities, life insurance and other financial vehicles are available, often with substantial tax advantages for the donor and their heirs.  Speak with your financial advisor, and let St. Mary grow!

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