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Support St. Martin’s School – Investing in Our Children’s Future

​At St. Martin’s School, we depend on the generosity of the community to provide resources that enable us to accomplish our mission of educating children in a student-centered learning environment committed to academic excellence and the development of strong characters embedded in the Gospel values and Catholic tradition. 

Our primary sources of revenue are tuition and donations. There are many ways that members of our community can take an active role philanthropically. Your donation can allow us to offer financial aid to a student that might otherwise be unable to attend St. Martin’s. It can also support students’ academic achievements along with religious activities, curricular enhancements, technology upgrades, and facility improvements.

An investment in St. Martin’s School is an investment in our children and our faith community. All gifts, no matter the size, are gratefully appreciated.

Donations may be mailed to:
Development Office

St. Martin’s School

115 S. Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877



Check made payable to:
St. Martin’s School

Contact: Development Office
at (301) 990-2441 ext. 225

Endowment Funds

Your gift to our Endowment Fund directly supports our mission and affects the daily lives of each of our students at St. Martin’s School. Through your generous tax-deductible donation, you may choose to help students’ in-need, afford tuition through our Financial Aid Endowment Fund. Alternatively, you may choose to help defray the cost of Catholic education that tuition revenue does not cover by donating to our School Operating Endowment Fund. The Operating Fund supports all areas of school, including religious activities, curricular enhancements, technology upgrades, and facility improvements, which at the same time will help minimize tuition increases for all. ( More about Endowment Funds )

Honor and Memorial Gifts

Gifts made in honor or memory of an individual are considered unrestricted gifts and are used for the immediate needs of St. Martin’s School. The opportunity to honor or remember friends, family, and loved ones are many and include holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions. In addition, many gifts are made when a person dies, as a tribute to that person’s generosity. These gifts are usually cash gifts, but may be given as a planned gift as well.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations have demonstrated their support of education by matching their employees’ gifts to schools, up to a specified amount. Before you make a gift, you may want to ask whether your employer (or your spouse’s employer) participates in such a program. Certain restrictions apply to matching gifts; please consult your company’s personnel office for further information.

Outright Gifts

Gifts of cash or securities provide St. Martin’s School with needed financial assistance. Outright gifts have an immediate impact on the school because they can be used to support a variety of current needs. Planned Giving-Bequests One of the simplest ways of creating a planned gift is by including St. Martin’s School in your will or trust. St. Martin’s School is happy to provide you or your adviser with any information you may need in the process of planning your estate.

Angel Fund

Contributions to the St. Martin’s Angel Fund are used to help school families going through difficult financial times keep their children in our school.

United Way/Combined Federal Campaign

St. Martin’s is proud to be part of the UW and the CFC, but we can only receive these funds with your help. If your workplace participates in either campaigns and you would like your tax deductible contribution to be directed to SMS, please designate us by entering our number on your donor form. Deductions are spread out over the year so only a little comes out of your check each pay period. *PLEASE NOTE: Even if your employer does not participate in these campaigns, you can still donate by going directly to the UW or CFC websites and following the instructions. United Way (Member #8362):
Combined Federal Campaign (Member #85449):

Named Scholarships

Donations may be made in the name of these scholarships.

To donate, please mail a check payable to St. Martin’s School to 115 S. Frederick Avenue Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Be sure to include to which scholarship you are contributing.

The Youstra Family Scholarship This scholarship benefits a rising eighth grader who has excelled academically, shown leadership qualities, participated in service projects, and demonstrated faith through character. This scholarship was established as a tribute to Jo and Ray Youstra and their family, for their many years of extraordinary service and generous heart to St. Martin’s. Carl Matthew Waclawik Memorial Scholarship Award This scholarship is awarded annually to help further the education of a St. Martin’s middle school student. The recipient is an academically strong student of good character. This award was established in memory of Carl Waclawik. Carl graduated with the class of 2006. Mary Alyce Sullivan Scholarship Award The recipient of this award is a rising eighth grader who embodies the values of scholarship, service, and leadership by his/her works, words, and persistent character.

Branagan Family Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a rising seventh grader who demonstrates the most personal and academic growth through the course of the school year.

The Murphy Family Scholarship Award The recipient of this award is a rising sixth grader who demonstrates outstanding service, scholarship, and citizenship.

Annie B. Shaw Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a rising seventh or eighth grader who embodies exemplary academic effort and character.

Others Ways to Help

Many opportunities to help St. Martin’s School will not cost you a penny. Whether it is through free money from our grocery programs, designating us as your charity at your favorite store, or through your gift of time or talent at our fundraising events, we appreciate your support.