Ways to Give

St. Michael’s students thrive thanks to the generous support of our parents, alumni, and friends. The excellence of St. Michael’s experience is made possible by the vision and commitment of generous parents, alumni, past parents, and friends. Guided by our mission, your gift will impact every student, every day, giving students a strong foundation and inspiration to transform our communities and our world.

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Check/Cash

    The majority of the gifts received by St. Michael’s are outright cash contributions. Cash gifts can be made by check. Checks should be made payable to St. Michael's Catcholic Academy and mailed directly to the school.

    St. Michael’s Catholic Academy
    ATTN: Development Office
    3000 Barton Creek Blvd
    Austin, TX 78735
     
  • Employer Matching Gifts

    Many corporations offer matching gift programs for their employees and their families. Most programs match dollar for dollar but there are some companies that match 2:1 and even 3:1. Such gifts are an excellent opportunity for donors to increase the amount of their contribution.

    Corporate Matching Gifts contributed more than $25,000 last year to St. Michael’s. Parents receive donor recognition for their initial gift PLUS the amount of their matching gift. Please check with your company's Benefits or Human Resources department to request a matching gift form.

  • Recurring Payments/Installments

    In addition to one-time gifts, recurring gifts can 
be made yearly, quarterly or even monthly. St. Michael’s accepts American Express, MasterCard and Visa. Recurring gifts allow donors to increase the size and impact of their annual gift by deducting a monthly or quarterly contribution from their credit card or checking account on specified dates.

    To do so, contact Sara Blake Jernigan in the Development Office at sjernigan@smca.com or check the recurring option on the online giving form.

    Current St. Michael's families may also donate through their FACTS account on the Crusader Fund Giving Options page.
  • Gifts of Stock & Appreciated Securities

    Donating gifts of appreciated securities that have been held for more than 12 months can be advantageous to many donors. Gifts of appreciated securities held longer than one year are exempt from capital gains taxes and entitle the donor to a tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities at the time of transfer.

    To receive transfer instructions, please email donations@smca.com or contact Sara-Blake Jernigan sjernigan@smca.com in the Development Office to receive a PDF of with our broker’s contact information and instructions to make a transfer via DTC.

    Note: It is extremely important that donors (or his/her representative) notify St. Michael’s when transferring securities into St. Michael’s account. Securities cannot be sold until the donor has been identified. Additionally, their name and address are required for tax deduction and acknowledgment purposes.
  • Pledges

    Donors willing to make a commitment to St. Michael's, but not yet wishing to make a payment, may do so by making a pledge which can be fulfilled any time before June 30. The St. Michael’s Development Office will mail pledge reminder letters throughout the year. Encouraging donors to make a pledge, particularly early in the fund year, is an important tool for establishing momentum.
  • Credit Card

    St. Michael’s accepts MasterCard, VISA, and American Express. To make a gift using a credit card, donors must provide the gift amount, card number, expiration date, CVV number, billing address, and name as it appears on the credit card. Please visit www.smca.com/giving to make a donation.

    *Please note there is a 3% service fee associated with credit card donations.
     

Questions?

Contact Sara Blake Jernigan 
(512) 328-2323 ext. 1838
sjernigan@smca.com

Giving Levels

Visionary
$25,000.00+
Founder
$15,000- $24,999
Head of School’s Circle
$10,000-$14,999
Crusader
$5,000-$9,999
Academy Leader
$2,500-$4,999
Innovator
$1,000-$2,499
Scholar
$500-$1,000
Supporter
Gifts up to $499