Advancement

The mission of the Office of Advancement is to continually develop relationships between the school and its families to create a culture of philanthropy at St. Martin's. 

Like most independent schools, St. Martin's relies on philanthropic support from our community to sustain and enhance our excellent programs while advancing the mission of the school. Whether you are a new family or an alumnus, we welcome you to actively participate in the life of our school.

Ways to Give

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  • The St. Martin's Fund

    What it is: The St. Martin's Fund is the annual giving campaign that raises critical dollars to support the daily operations of the school. Gifts to The St. Martin's Fund bridge the difference between tuition and the full cost of a St. Martin's education. The St. Martin's Fund is the school's number one fundraising priority.

    What it provides: The St. Martin's Fund not only supports academics but performing and visual arts, athletics, community service, school trips, financial aid, the library, technology, faculty, salaries and professional development.
  • Endowment

    What it is: Much like a savings account, major gifts to the endowment take the pressure off the operating budget and create a perpetual stream of revenue for the school. St. Martin's endowment principal remains intact as the school spends a percentage of the investment income.

    What it provides: Earmarked as future assets to nurture and fulfill an organization's goals and aspirations such as professional development, financial aid, or faculty salaries, an endowment is a fundamental cornerstone for the sustained programmatic growth of our school.
  • Planned Giving

    What it is: A planned gift is any major gift made as part of a donor's financial or estate plan. You can donate via a trust, annuity, insurance policy or most commonly, a bequest. 

    What it provides: Depending on the size and designation of the gift, planned giving is for those who truly believe in giving back for the benefit of future generations of St. Martin's students. Planned giving donors automatically become members of our legacy giving club, The 1959 Society. 
  • Major Gifts

    What it is: From time to time, the school may conduct a major gifts campaign in order to fund strategic initiatives such as new or enhanced programming, endowment, scholarships, or capital improvement. 

    What it provides: Major gifts can be the most transformative type of donation, and can include challenge gifts/grants, gifts for special projects, endowment, and restricted grants. Major gifts provided the funds to establish St. Martin's highly successful drama and public speaking programs, and the initial financial support to add Spanish to the St. Martin's foreign language offering.
  • GA Private School Tax Credit Program

    What it is: The Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program is a way for St. Martin's families to redirect a portion of their Georgia taxes to St. Martin's. This a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for those paying Georgia state income taxes. While participation in this program addresses the school's need for targeted financial aid funding, it is not considered a donation. 

    What it provides: This funding goes toward providing financial assistance to incoming St. Martin's families who are transitioning from public school.
  • Capital Campaign

    What it is: Capital campaigns are periodically held to meet new construction and building renovation needs the school cannot pay for out of tuition funds. Capital campaigns generally accept pledge payments over 3 – 5 years and give donors the opportunity to make an enduring, physical enhancement to the school’s facilities.

    What it provides: St. Martin’s recently launched Together We Rise, a $5.5 million campaign to construct a larger Early Childhood building with additional classrooms and a STEAM village and address other needed renovations on campus.

    St. Martin's last campaign, Time to Grow, raised funds to construct a new Middle School building, make significant updates to Warrior Hall, renovate the library, and refurbish Elementary School classrooms and offices.

Types of Gifts

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  • Cash, Check or Credit Card Gifts

    Donations can be made by cash, check or credit card. To pay by credit card, click here. Checks should be made payable to St. Martin’s Episcopal School and mailed to:
     
    St. Martin’s Episcopal School
    Attn: Advancement Office
    3110-A Ashford Dunwoody Road
    Atlanta, GA 30319
  • Gifts of Securities and Other Assets

    These types of gifts include non-cash contributions such as stocks and other appreciated assets, life insurance, and real estate. The most common is a gift is appreciated stock which can provide significant tax savings for the donor. Please notify the Advancement Office of all stock transfers.  We kindly request you indicate the type of stock, number of shares and the intent of the donation.

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    National Financial / SunTrust Investments
    St. Martins Episcopal School / G1D-122149

    For questions, please contact:
    Tina Haas
    Interim Director of Advancement
    thaas@stmartinschool.org
    404-228-0711
  • Matching Gifts

    Matching Gifts: Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. This is an excellent opportunity for donors to maximize their giving. To see if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer’s name below.

Office of Advancement

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Special Events

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  • Grandparents' Day

    • Early Childhood Grandparents' Day - Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 9:30-11:00 am 
    • Elementary School Grandparents' Day - Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, 8:45-10:15 am  
    • Middle School Grandparents' Day - Friday, April 5, 2019, 9:00-11:00 am
  • St. Martin's Annual Golf Tournament

    Save the Date:

    April 1, 2019

    Cherokee Country Club

    9 a.m. check-in begins

    11:00 a.m. shotgun start

Advancement Brochure

St. Martin’s Episcopal School is a private day school for students in preschool through grade 8, located in Atlanta, GA. We are dedicated to providing a quality education of the whole person in a loving, Christian atmosphere, which fosters lifelong learning.