Have a question?
How can I give? Whom do I call? Where do I mail my check?
You can make a gift to Saint Mary's College in several ways:
- Make a gift online at our secure website by using your credit card.
- Mail a check made payable to Saint Mary’s College to SMC, Development Office, P.O. Box 4300, Moraga, CA 94575-4300
- Make a wire transfer or a gift of securities by calling: Tim Avery at (925) 631-4434.
- Set up an estate gift or life income gift by calling Doug Hansen at (925) 631-4218.
- Make a credit card gift over the phone by calling the Development Office at (925) 631-4509.
- Direct any other questions regarding your gift to (925) 631-4509.
Can I make recurring credit card gifts?
Yes. Saint Mary’s gratefully accepts credit card gifts in any amount and on whatever schedule is convenient for you. Recurring credit card gifts enable you to make a more significant gift than you might otherwise be able to afford at one time. To set-up your recurring gift, call (925) 631-4434.
How do I make a pledge?
Please contact Jeanne Gilpatrick in the Individual Giving office at (925) 631-8008 for more information or to set-up pledge payments.
How do I make a gift of securities to Saint Mary's College?
Saint Mary’s welcomes your gifts of securities, which you can make by calling Tim Avery at (925) 631-4434.
What is a Gift-in-Kind and what are the procedures?
A Gift-In-Kind is a voluntary contribution of goods or services that can be used to advance the mission of Saint Mary’s College or can be readily converted to cash and may qualify as a charitable deduction for the person(s) making the gift. For more information about procedures, please read our Acceptance Policy (pdf).
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Where should I direct my gift?
We encourage you to direct your gift to The SMC Fund, which provides us with a flexible source of discretionary support for meeting the College’s most urgent needs. However, you may choose to designate your gift elsewhere. Click here for information about other Annual Giving opportunities.
If you make your gift online, choose a fund from the drop down menu. If you do not see the fund you want to support, please call Jeanne Gilpatrick at (925) 631-8008 for more information. If you mail your gift to us, choose one of the funds noted on our standard gift form or choose “other” and write in the fund you want to support.
Will my employer match my gift to Saint Mary's?
Please contact your employer's Human Resources department or visit their website to find out if they will match your gift.
How will my gift be recognized?
Shortly after we receive your gift, we will send you an acknowledgement letter that you can use as your official receipt for tax purposes. Also, your name will appear in our Annual Report, which we publish annually in the fall issue of Saint Mary’s magazine.
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes, all gifts to Saint Mary's are tax-deductible in the United States. Please save your acknowledgment letter to serve as your official receipt, and consult your own tax advisor for gifts at the 1863 Society level, which come with benefits of approximately $250.
Whom should I contact to discuss a large gift opportunity?
To discuss making a gift of any amount up to $50,000, please contact Daniel Lewis, Director of Development, Individual Giving at (925) 631-4616. To discuss making a gift of more than $50,000 please contact Lisa Moore, Assistant Vice President of Development at (925) 631-4328.
Whom should I contact for information about making an estate gift or life income gift?
Please contact Doug Hansen, Planned Giving Officer at (925) 631-4218 for more information.