Regis St. Mary Foundation
We are pleased to announce the Regis St. Mary Board of Directors and Regis St. Mary Foundation Board have made the decision to forego K-12 tuition increases for the 2020-2021 school year. This is made possible by a generous donation from the Regis St. Mary Foundation. The affordability, availability, and accessibility of Catholic education is a collective priority, and we believe this is one way to serve our community during this world health crisis.
Even in these times of uncertainty, great things are happening at Regis St. Mary! Through the efforts of the Regis St. Mary Foundation, the school was awarded a substantial STEM grant from The Doris J. Wipper Fund. This grant, along with a generous donation from a founding family, will purchase 320 student Chromebooks for next year. These gifts will replace our current fleet of aging Chromebooks, which have served us well these past six years and have provided the tools necessary for a seamless and successful period of extended distance learning. Our teachers were able to adjust their instruction and continue to provide an opportunity for our students to learn with minimal disruption to the school calendar. Our primary purpose continues to be an excellent, faith-based education in a safe environment. Although we have missed having our students on campus this spring, we look forward to a joyous fall return.
While tuition rates remain unchanged next year, the cost to educate continues to rise. Facilities and personnel are a substantial part of our annual budget. It is critical to have sufficient income to maintain our facilities in the excellent condition we’ve all come to expect and to attract and keep the best faculty and staff possible, providing a meaningful and valued experience for our students and community. Regis St. Mary Catholic School is funded through tuition payments, fundraising, annual Regis St. Mary Foundation distributions, grants, and contributions from our gracious donors who continue to lead the way in promoting Catholic education. Please consider supporting the school’s efforts by making a donation to the Regis St. Mary Foundation today. Tax-deductible donations can be made on the Donate Now button or to the address 550 W. Regis Street • Stayton, OR 97383.
Troy Gaul (’88), President
Tom Lulay (’65), Vice President
Mary Booth (‘00), Secretary
John Meldrum, Treasurer
Todd Gescher (’83)
Austin Highberger (’03)
John Lorenz (’86)
Ex Officio Members
Signe Woods, Executive Director
Candi Hedrick, Principal