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Thank you for considering a gift to benefit the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon and their ministries. Your donation will help the Sisters continue their service to the community through child development and education, lifelong learning, elder care, sacred space for contemplation and retreat, and off-campus outreach and ministry. There are countless ways to support the Sisters:

Annual Giving
The Annual Fund is the most vital and basic fundraising program for our educational, health care and outreach ministries. Annual Fund gifts received during the current fiscal year are spent in the same year to help offset operational expenses for Valley Catholic School, Maryville Nursing Home and the needs of our Sisters. Every gift to the Annual Fund benefits those we serve in a direct and powerful way. We hope all who have been enriched by the mission and vision of our Sisters will participate in the Annual Fund at the level they are able. You can choose to designate your Annual Fund gift to the greatest need or for any of our ministries. Learn more >

Capital Giving
Capital gifts support new construction, major renovations, endowment, and bold program initiatives. Such projects not only improve the campus environment, they permit us to meet the changing needs of our Sisters, our students, and our Maryville residents. Our last capital campaign enabled us to renovate our outdoor track and build a new Athletic Facility for our Valley Catholic students. We are currently involved in a $20 million capital campaign to build a new Kindergarten through 8th grade Education Center. Download a Pledge Form >

Planned Giving
Planned gifts provide an opportunity for donors to support the Sisters, our school, and Maryville Nursing Home through deferred gifts. Those donors who create trusts, bequests or other planned gifts, including insurance policies, are honored with membership in The Sequoia SocietyLearn more >

Special Events
There are several fundraising events throughout the year such as the Jog-a-thon and the Valley Catholic Gala (formerly known as the auction). These events are organized primarily by our school parents, but also involve alumni, grandparents and past parent volunteers as well as our teachers and staff. Funds raised from these events benefit the school community.

Gifts-in-kind, or non-cash gifts, are gratefully received in support of our needs throughout our campus. Many parents, alumni and friends have access to goods and services that may be of use to us, and we welcome them.

Gifts in Memory or in Honor
Gifts may be made in memory of or in honor of an individuals' birthday, anniversary, graduation, or other significant life event. The family members of those being remembered or the honoree receives notification of the gift identifying the donor, without specifying the amount.

All gifts to the SSMO Foundation, the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon, Valley Catholic School, and Maryville Nursing Home are tax-deductible and are acknowledged and receipted through the SSMO Foundation Office.

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