The St. Mary Catholic Schools (SMCS) Foundation paves the way for you to make a legacy gift that will be forever etched in time as a meaningful gift you shared with future generations of Zephyrs. The newly formed SMCS Foundation is a separate legal entity that allows you to make gifts from wills, bequests, life insurance, retirement plans, stock, or cash that are meant to benefit St. Mary Catholic Schools in a long-term sustainable manner.

The SMCS Foundation firmly aligns with school system initiatives and needs, as it is managed by a local Board of Directors who have a passion and affinity for SMCS. Begin to create your legacy today!


Choose the area you wish to support online via a credit card donation. You’ll have the option to make a one-time gift or set up a monthly recurring gift. Memorial or honorary gifts can also be submitted.

Discover all the ways to make a planned gift: bequest, charitable trusts and gift annuities, life insurance, and more. Planned giving is a great way to show support while accommodating personal, financial goals.

Make a contribution to your donor-advised fund (DAF) for SMCS Foundation. These funds will leave a lasting legacy and the students and teachers will be impacted indefinitely. Your gift will continue to grow.

A gift of long-term appreciated securities may provide you with greater tax advantages than a gift of cash. You may deduct the current fair market value as a charitable gift and avoid any capital gains tax on the appreciation.

Learn how to transfer funds from your IRA to SMCS Foundation. Click below to request transfer instructions. This step by step guide will help you and your financial advisor complete the process in a timely manner.

Discover if your company is eligible for a matching fit to double your impact. There are dozens of Fox Valley and national companies that partner with their employees to support non-profit organizations.

Download and review the SMCS Foundation, Inc. Gift Acceptance Policy. This guide is used by our professional Board of Directors to ensure the gifts received align with the mission and values of SMCS.