Thank You for a Great 2017
During this season of giving, we are grateful for all who choose to support BSM. Donations, both large and small, fill in what is needed beyond tuition to meet our yearly operating budget. In addition, donations allow BSM to do more for our students. We can add new curriculum, increase our learning supports, offer more tuition assistance, and build new spaces for our students to learn and grow.
Every gift to BSM makes an impact. And, every donor makes a difference in the lives of our students.
We are halfway through the 2017-2018 school year, and due to the generosity of our community, we are more than 50% to our fundraising goal for the BSM Annual Fund. These gifts are unrestricted and go towards the school’s greatest needs to elevate the student experience.
We also receive restricted gifts, which go directly towards a program the donor designates: tuition assistance and scholarships, academic programs, athletics, or activities. This year our endowed scholarship program has grown to 25 different awards for students with financial need.
Students are proud to be part of this uniquely caring community that invests in their education. Here are two recent quotes from students that show how meaningful your support is:
“BSM incorporates faith into all that we do, and you know the teachers, staff, and other students genuinely care about you. Every day, I’m glad I get to go here.”
“It has been amazing to get the education that will send me on my dream journey after high school. I am grateful for this opportunity, and without a scholarship, I would not be the student I am now.”
In 2017, we have also been working hard to raise money for our Imagine. Innovate. Inspire capital campaign. This $8 million endeavor relies upon the community’s support to address our facility-related needs, academic priorities, and our endowment. More than $5.2 million has been raised to date, and major construction will break ground in June 2018 to create three new science labs and a tiered classroom that can be used for a performance and meeting space.
On behalf of the entire faculty, staff, and student body of Benilde-St. Margaret's, thank you for your support over the past year. Because of your generosity, we look forward to an exciting 2018. We wish you a happy and blessed new year!