Why Give?

For over 70 years, countless parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends have supported the school through their generous donations and gifts of time. Truly, St. Thomas School owes its reputation for academic excellence, an extraordinary learning environment, and financial health to the ongoing support of its generous donors.

Philanthropy is a meaningful way to become involved in the daily life and growth of the School and to make a difference. Every gift matters.

Annual Fundfirst — An investment in the students and the faculty, Annual Fundfirst provides essential unrestricted dollars for the current year, funding St. Thomas School's highest priorities and immediate needs.

Auction — The St. Thomas School Auction brings the STS community together to celebrate the School, providing an opportunity for friends and families to offer support for its programs and initiatives.

Major Gifts — The School’s strategic vision is continually evolving, and major gifts support that vision and provide opportunities for donors to demonstrate their passion and commitment to STS.

Endowments — Endowed gifts support students and the School’s programs for generations.

Volunteering — St. Thomas School thrives because of our volunteers. When you share your time and skills to benefit the school, you demonstrate your commitment and investment in every student’s education.

Fundraising initiatives are set forth and defined by the Board of Trustees and the Board’s Advancement Committee. The Advancement Committee is charged with supporting and promoting the overall fundraising efforts at St. Thomas School. Development staff is responsible for nurturing long-term relationships to benefit the School and its volunteering and fundraising activities, and is available to help donors identify gift opportunities that most closely match their own interests.

Thank you for your interest in supporting St. Thomas School. If you are interested in learning more about supporting STS or are interested in making a gift, please contact the Development Office or call 425.454.5880.

"I am ready for the changes and challenges I will face moving forward because St. Thomas School has prepared me for them. St. Thomas School has given me the core values, the community, the education, and the voice I need for the change that is coming ahead."

"I have grown so much since arriving at St. Thomas School in PreKindergarten. This school not only helped me with social interactions, but it also nurtured my love of learning. St. Thomas School helped to bring out my talents and taught me how to truly value education."