Building Our Future

Regis St. Mary Foundation Capital Campaign

Since Spring 2019, school leaders have joined with the directors of the Regis St. Mary Foundation to collaborate on the preparation and planning of the Regis St. Mary Catholic School Building Our Future Capital Campaign. We are seeking support from all constituents and will gratefully celebrate all gifts, large and small, that help us reach our goal and allow us to fund the critical goals of this campaign.

Please join us in praying for the success of this effort, guidance from the Holy Spirit and the courage to follow the Lord’s plan for our school.

Please contact Signe Woods, Executive Director of the Regis St. Mary Foundation at 503-769-1705 or swoods@regisstmary.org with questions.

“This campaign must be successful because it will provide for many critical needs. It is time for each of us to step up like those before us to ensure a strong learning environment for the next generation.”

Troy Gaul, Campaign Co-chair

“The entire faculty and staff are so proud of the Class of 2020. Their tremendous discipline and creativity resulted in one hundred percent of them being accepted by the college of their choice. Congratulations!”

Candi Hedrick, Principal / Campaign Co-chair

“A Regis St. Mary education is a great value. Unlike most private schools, no extra fees are charged for Chromebooks or activities, including athletics. And with college credit courses offered at no cost, families can save at least $5,000 in future college tuition.”

Amy Vetter, Campaign Co-chair

“The young men and women who graduate from Regis today are the business and community leaders of tomorrow. Investing in their future makes a stronger future for all of us.”

Juli Bochsler, Campaign Co-chair

Capital Campaign Goals

$1.5 Million for Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance makes it possible for families with financial need to attend Regis St. Mary and receive an education unmatched by others. We are proud of our student achievements including 100% of our Class of 2020 being accepted by the college of their choice. Our goal is simple–no student shall be denied a Catholic education due to cost. While we are diligent about keeping our tuition as low as possible, two-thirds of our students receive tuition assistance.

$2 Million for High Priority Capital Projects

The capital projects will focus on three areas: teaching and learning, health and safety, and facility upgrades. We need to provide new classroom equipment so we can expand our STEM offerings, we need to make health and safety upgrades, and our buildings and infrastructure are aging. 

High Priority Projects

R=Regis Campus  |  SM=St. Mary Campus  |  RSM=Both Campuses

  • STEM expansion (RSM)
  • Literacy programs (SM)
  • Basic classroom furniture (RSM)
  • HVAC/boiler improvements (RSM)
  • Ceiling upgrades (SM)
  • Fitness center, team room and restroom upgrades (R)
  • Restroom updates (SM)
  • Student Center roof (R)
  • Campus irrigation (R)
  • Building lighting (RSM)
  • Bottle fill stations (SM)

Completed Projects

Thanks in part to our early support, we have been able to complete a project that has been long overdue. When students return to the classrooms, they will find that the Regis locker rooms have been remodeled and upgraded to provide a healthy and safe facility. Watch the video tour of our new fitness center, team room and restroom upgrades.

$2 Million for High Priority Capital Projects

The capital projects will focus on three areas: teaching and learning, health and safety, and facility upgrades. We need to provide new classroom equipment so we can expand our STEM offerings, we need to make health and safety upgrades, and our buildings and infrastructure are aging. 

High Priority Projects

R=Regis Campus  |  SM=St. Mary Campus  |  RSM=Both Campuses

  • STEM expansion (RSM)
  • Literacy programs (SM)
  • Basic classroom furniture (RSM)
  • HVAC/boiler improvements (RSM)
  • Ceiling upgrades (SM)
  • Fitness center, team room and restroom upgrades (R)
  • Restroom updates (SM)
  • Student Center roof (R)
  • Campus irrigation (R)
  • Building lighting (RSM)
  • Bottle fill stations (SM)

Completed Projects

Thanks in part to our early support, we have been able to complete a project that has been long overdue. When students return to the classrooms, they will find that the Regis locker rooms have been remodeled and upgraded to provide a healthy and safe facility. Watch the video tour of our new fitness center, team room and restroom upgrades.

$1 Million for Additional Capital Projects


Additional Projects

R=Regis Campus  |  SM=St. Mary Campus  |  RSM=Both Campuses

 

  • Student lockers (SM)
  • Gymnasium sound system (R)
  • Flooring (RSM)
  • Exterior siding and paint (RSM)
  • Activities Van (RSM)
  • Playground structures (SM)
  • Bus Barn expansion (R)
  • Annex expansion (SM)
  • Bleacher upgrades (SM)
  • Kitchen upgrades (SM)
  • Exterior door upgrades (R)
  • Interior door upgrades (SM)
  • Building access control (R)
  • Breezeway (SM)
  • Grandstand cover (R)
  • Parking lot paving (R)
  • Roofing (RSM)

$1 Million for Additional Capital Projects


Additional Projects

R=Regis Campus  |  SM=St. Mary Campus  |  RSM=Both Campuses

  • Student lockers (SM)
  • Gymnasium sound system (R)
  • Flooring (RSM)
  • Exterior siding and paint (RSM)
  • Activities Van (RSM)
  • Playground structures (SM)
  • Bus Barn expansion (R)
  • Annex expansion (SM)
  • Bleacher upgrades (SM)
  • Kitchen upgrades (SM)
  • Exterior door upgrades (R)
  • Interior door upgrades (SM)
  • Building access control (R)
  • Breezeway (SM)
  • Grandstand cover (R)
  • Parking lot paving (R)
  • Roofing (RSM)

$500,000 for the Foundation Endowment

The Foundation seeks to provide a stronger sustainable funding source for the school by increasing its endowment. Growing the endowment means that the Foundation will allow for more programming and special project needs. Increasing the endowment is essential to the future sustainability of Regis St. Mary. For every $1 million added to the permanent endowment, the Foundation can distribute at least an additional $40,000 per year to the school. 

While cash gifts to endowment help immensely, the fastest way to build endowment is through estate planning and deferred gifts. Endowment building relies on gifts of all sizes: in recent years, the Foundation has received multiple seven-figure bequests as well as many smaller distributions from estates. To leave a lasting legacy to support Regis St. Mary students’ academic, social and spiritual growth, talk to your financial and legal advisors about updating your estate plans. The Legacy Society exists to recognize these valued contributors both living and posthumously.

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Consider Making a Donation Today

We have a single source for funding our vision—your charitable support. Unlike public schools, we cannot count a special bond levy to support these vital needs.

Pledges payable over three years allow donors to consider more substantial commitments than are possible with one-time cash gifts. Donors who pledge may determine payment schedules to meet their own charitable or tax needs. See the table for recurring charges on various pledge amounts.

Consider making an online donation now by clicking the red donate button below. 

You can also use our campaign pledge form if you prefer making a donation using an alternative payment method like check or ACH bank transfer. Follow the instructions on the pledge form to complete the process.

For donations via trusts or wills, gifts of valuable real or personal property, life insurance or corporate matching gifts, please contact Executive Director Signe Woods at 503-769-1705 or swoods@regisstmary.org.

3-YEAR PLEDGE ANNUALLY QUARTERLY MONTHLY
$100,000 $33,333 $11,111 $3,704
$50,000 $16,667 $4,167 $1,389
$30,000 $10,000 $2,500 $833
$24,000 $8,000 $2,000 $667
$15,000 $5,000 $1,250 $417
$10,000 $3,333 $833 $278
$5,000 $1,667 $417 $139
$3,600 $1,200 $300 $100
$1,800 $600 $150 $50
$1,200 $400 $100 $33

Help Us Reach Our $5 Million Goal

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Thank you to everyone who has made a donation. With your support, we have raised $4 million.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I choose how my gift is used?

Yes, although most donors are likely to leave their gifts unrestricted, you may designate your gifts towards one of the general project areas. Unrestricted gifts are most important so we can provide immediate funding for our highest priority projects.

Q: Can I pledge over time?

Our campaign offers a wide range of gift opportunities to participate at all levels. Because our needs are urgent, we encourage you to complete your pledge within three years. Pledges payable over three years allow donors to consider more substantial commitments than are possible with one-time cash gifts.

Q: Is my pledge legally binding? Will it be confidential?

A pledge to support the Building our Future Capital Campaign is not legally binding. Our hope is that you make a commitment that you consider to be meaningful. All pledges will be kept confidential, with only the people responsible for maintaining campaign records having access to your pledge details.

Q: Who will be asked to support the Building Our Future?

Every constituent group–alumni, current parents, past parents, grandparents, faculty and staff, school leaders, foundations, and friends—will be asked to consider a gift to the campaign.

Q: Can trust and estate gifts be made to the campaign?

Yes. While our primary needs require immediate funding, if a donor offers a planned gift, we will accept all deferred gifts and apply them to the endowment-building portion of the campaign. Gifts from donor advised funds and private foundations are also welcome and will be applied to the capital projects.

Q: Are campaign gifts tax deductible?

As a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, campaign gifts to Regis St. Mary Foundation are tax deductible. Donors with specific questions regarding tax deductibility should contact their professional tax advisors.

Q: What are some benefits for making a gift?

While cash gifts are deductible for those who qualify, some popular gift options for donors are:

•Gifts of highly appreciated securities (stock) may provide donors with additional tax savings by avoiding capital gains tax and qualifying for a charitable tax deduction.

•An individual age 70 1/2 or older can transfer up to $100,000 from their IRA to the campaign and satisfy the required minimum annual distribution—without paying any taxes on the withdrawal.

For questions about the campaign or making a donation, contact Executive Director Signe Woods at 503-769-1705 or swoods@regisstmary.org.