Why Support PMA?

Over the years, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, friends of PMA, the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, and the business community have helped sustain and advance PMA’s mission through their generous support. Your gift to PMA helps us:

• Increase student financial aid through The Therese Dupuis Godparent Program. dupuis3With your support we can provide financial aid to students whose families are struggling financially and who would otherwise not be able to afford Catholic education for their children.

• Enhance our educational programs, services, and resources. All aspects of the PMA experience are enhanced as a direct result of your support. To name just a few examples, your support allowed us to build a new athletic field, update technology used in the classroom and our computer labs, and purchase new books for the PMA library.

• Develop our facilities to meet the needs of our diverse populations. Support of alumni and friends will allow plans that include the building of a new Gymnasium/Arts Center large enough to accommodate the entire student body for assemblies, theatre productions, and sports programs.

• Build our endowment to ensure a strong future for PMA. Endowment gifts ensure the future fiscal strength of the Academy and ensure that the faculty and staff are compensated with just salaries and benefits. Your generosity helps PMA attract and retain the brightest faculty who prepare our students for lives of leadership and integrity in our rapidly changing world.

COMMON QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Why are Gifts so important to Presentation of Mary Academy?

Gifts of any size make an impact. Maximizing participation sends a clear message to foundations, corporations, and prospective students that our donors share a strong belief in our approach to providing a balanced education that strives to educate the whole student; spiritually, emotionally, and academically. It further demonstrates that Presentation of Mary is an actively involved community that places a high value on the advancement of the School’s mission and “recognizes that every student is a child of God, deserving of the best education in pursuit of his/her own vocation, according to God’s will.”

How much should I give?

Our Academy was literally built on the faith, hard work, vision and “nickel and dime” savings of the Sisters in 1926. While a generous gift from a multi-millionaire would hasten many a dream for the Academy, a gift of $5 will be just as graciously accepted. We are hopeful that all will make a tax-deductible contribution to the Academy that best represents their ability to give.

Is my gift tax deductible?

PMA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Charitable gifts to the School are tax- deductible. Every donor receives a donation receipt for tax purposes.

What do you mean tax deductible?

Gifts to non-profit educational institutions like PMA qualify as charitable contributions and can be deducted if you itemize your taxes.

How can I make a gift?

PMA accepts cash, credit cards, checks, and gifts of stock. Donations may be made online by clicking here. Online ppayments are accepted and processed thru PayPal however, you do not need a PayPal account to make a donation. You may use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit or debit card. If you would like your donation earmarked for a certain program, this can be done after you have entered your credit card information. After clicking on Review Donation and continue, click on Add special instructions to the seller and then tell us where you would like your donation to go. If you have any problems, please contact Donna DesRuisseaux at 603-889-6054 x204 or ddesruisseaux@pmaschool.org.

Does PMA use my personal information?

No! Presentation of Mary Academy is committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and security of personal information entrusted to us by our donors and prospective donors. Accordingly, we pledge to all of our supporters to protect your personal information.

We will never share your names, addresses, phone numbers or email addresses with any group or organization outside Presentation of Mary Academy. We restrict access to your personal information to personnel who process your transactions and provide services to you. All donors have the opportunity to opt out of our publications that serve to recognize donors.