Support the School

Your gift to MGA makes a difference!
Learn more about our exciting
Annual Fund Matching Challenge here.

With your support, we:

  • Encourage girls with dreams to become women of vision.
  • Honor our legacy of empowering and educating girls.
  • Create young women who leave MGA inspired for life.

“If it weren’t for the generosity of donors, I wouldn’t be an Academy girl today. Thank you to everyone who believes that I can, and will, make a difference.”  
– Student, MGA Class of 2017

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There are numerous ways to make a charitable contribution in support of The Maine Girls’ Academy. Gifts may be unrestricted for our Annual Fund or designated for financial assistance, scholarships or other purposes. You may also designate your gift to the MGA endowment. Some donors make current gifts and others make multi-year commitments. You may wish to retain an interest in your gift, such as the right to receive income from it, or to give through your estate. Below are the many ways you can support The Maine Girls’ Academy:

Annual Fund Gifts: 

Your Annual Fund gift supports deserving young women, dedicated faculty and helps to underwrite every element of the MGA educational experience: our rich academics, community and extracurricular programs, tuition assistance, faculty salaries and maintenance of the school’s campus. When you do not specify the use of your gift, MGA gains flexibility to use funds where they are needed most. 

Here is how your gift impacts an Academy girl:

$25 Library resource book
$50  Set of lab beakers
$110 Athletic uniform
$300 Tunes the piano annually
$500  Provides travel & fees for regional conferences & meets
$1,000  Pottery wheel
$1,200 TX Instruments graphing calculators for a calculus class
$2,000 Supports a faculty member at a professional conference
$7,395 Average financial assistance grant to an Academy student
$25,000 Upgrades one science lab
$65,000 New bus for team & club travel
$75,000 Expands the “Mercy Matters” leadership program in all classes and develops a summer leadership camp for middle-school girls
$200,000

Implements the fully integrated E-STEAM curriculum
(Ethics-infused Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)

Financial Assistance and the $100K Mercy Scholarship Fund:

To offer an Academy education to students of all backgrounds and to ensure diversity of all kinds, we rely on the support of our alumnae and friends. MGA has chosen to make tuition levels accessible for many families, even though the cost of education is much higher. Each year, nearly 60% of students receive financial assistance and the need is greater and only limited by available scholarship funds.  

In honor of Joseph Kilmartin, Sister Edward Mary Kelleher and Candace Anderson-Ek’s combined 100 years of service in 2014, we launched a $100K Mercy Scholarship Fund to acknowledge their extraordinary legacy. Your support of the $100K Mercy Scholarship Fund helped provide financial assistance for bright young women. Given our ongoing need for tuition assistance, we are continuing this initiative in their honor. To make a gift, please note that in the “special instructions to seller” box on the Pay Pal giving page or mail your gift directly to MGA.

Tribute or Memorial Gifts:

A tribute or memorial gift is a meaningful way to remember a loved one’s legacy or express your appreciation for someone special. Your gift will make a difference in the lives of our students on behalf of a loved one today, tomorrow and far into the future. When a gift is made in memory, in honor or in celebration of someone, a special letter is sent to the individual being honored or to whom you indicate should be notified of the gift. To make a gift in someone’s name, please be sure to note this information in the “special instructions to seller” box on the online giving form, or mail your gift directly to MGA. 

Outright gifts:

Gifts of cash, securities or other property provide MGA with much-needed financial assistance. Outright gifts have an immediate impact on our teaching and financial aid programs because they can be used to support a variety of needs.

Matching gifts:

Make your gift count twice! To obtain direction or matching gift authorization forms, please contact your Human Resources or Personnel Department.  

Pledges:

A pledge is a formal statement of intention to make a gift to MGA. It may be followed by an immediate pledge payment, or it may simply confirm your intention to make a gift in the future. Many donors choose to complete their pledge by making regular payments over a period of time. This method often allows donors to give more generously than they may have previously considered.

Recurring Gifts:

Recurring gifts may be made monthly by credit card through our online Pay Pal link by clicking on the “make this recurring (monthly)” box.

Stock gift transfer instructions for The Maine Girls’ Academy:

To send stock by wire transfer (DTC), please call the Advancement Office at (207) 797-3802 ext. 2018. We will provide the stock transfer instructions required for this transaction. In order to receive the proper acknowledgment for tax purposes, please give us your name, even if it is to be an anonymous gift.

Thank you for supporting The Maine Girls’ Academy.

The information on this site is not intended as legal, tax or investment advice. For such advice, please contact an attorney or a tax or investment professional.

Leadership Giving Societies:

Visionary Circle     $10,000 +
Legacy Circle $5,000 – $9,999
Founders’ Circle $1,000 – $4,999
Plaid Pride Club $500 – $999
Green and Gold Club $100 – $499
Lion’s Club $99 or less

 

For more information on giving opportunities, please contact Ginger Jones, Director of Advancement, at (207) 797-3802 ext. 2018.