There are so many ways to engage and participate in the life of our school. Your support of SMES ensures that our students are inspired and lifted up by our community each year, building on a strong tradition of philanthropy that makes certain the school is equal to their aspirations day by day.
The Advancement Department is here to continually build relationships between the school and our families to create a culture of philanthropy. Like most independent schools, St. Martin's relies on philanthropic support from our community to sustain and enhance our excellent programs while advancing our school's mission.
At SMES, the main sources of income beyond tuition include: The St. Martin’s Fund, our annual giving campaign; Georgia GOAL, a state tax-credit program for need-based financial assistance; and the Golf Tournament, our annual golf tournament benefiting the SMES Endowment. From time to time, as capital and infrastructure needs arise, SMES will implement special capital fundraising campaigns.
Ultimately, all gifts to SMES allow the school financial flexibility and to operate with a balanced budget.
Support from alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends strengthens today's efforts while ensuring the promise of tomorrow. We welcome everyone to participate in the life of our school actively!