The Sister Marie Imelda Wilson O.P Giving Society
Do you know who created the AMAZING Kindergarten Room 100 in the Corrigan Building? It was Sister Marie Imelda Wilson who came to St. Giles in 1937 and taught generations of students here for 40 years. Sister Marie Imelda was a visionary in early childhood education. She implemented a Montessori approach to teaching kindergarten and designed the St. Giles classroom to meet the learning needs of the young child. She was a dedicated teacher at St. Giles and a well-known kindergarten educator throughout public and parochial school systems in the U.S.
Sr. Marie Imelda retired from St. Giles in 1976 and died at the age of 85 on September 8, 1991. This Giving Society has been named in her honor.
This Giving Society honors Sister Marie Imelda’s passion and devotion to St. Giles students, while also recognizing our major donors, who demonstrate the same commitment through their support of our school. Donors who contribute more than $1,000 annually to St. Giles through our annual fund, or the Margaret Stewart Tuition Assistance Fund, have been honored as members of the Sister Marie Imelda Wilson Society. This new initiative has generated more than $200,000 since 2010. A commemorative plaque of our charter Society members hangs outside of our beautiful Kindergarten classroom – K100.
This year we are trying out an expansion of this recognition program to also include donors whose contributions to Lions’ Leap, the Paddle Raise at the Lion’s Pride Black & Gold Gala, or other special contributions total $1,000 or more.
TAKE A LOOK…..at what this important Giving Society is about by reading our brochure below There are a series of giving levels and benefits. We invite you to learn more by joining us at the Sr. Marie Imelda Wilson Society reception that honors donors and provides information to others who are interested. All are welcome to attend this year’s reception on February 2. Simply Email Development Director Beth Linnen at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to the SMI invite mailing list.
St. Giles School is thriving in a multitude of ways, thanks to the ongoing support of our generous donors. We strive to prepare students to be people of faith, lifelong learners, and of service to those in need. In order to continue to carry out this important mission, we continue to rely on financial support of friends, families, alums, and all those who can donate to our mission.
The Annual Fund asks you to consider being a part of this legacy of giving, ensuring that our school remains a place of academic excellence and spiritual commitement, accessible to families of all economic backgrounds for generations to come. If you are able to donate, please click on the “donate online” tab on the left and you can pay via credit card directly to the Annual Fund Campaign. We thank you in advance for any amount you are able to contribute. God bless you.
The Margaret Stewart Tuition Assistance Fund
How has the ongoing economic recession affected you? For many of our families, they struggle to pay their child’s catholic school tuition. St. Giles provides tuition assistance for these families thought this Fund, named for our beloved former librarian and teacher. Assistance ranges from $500-$2,500 for a family who needs some assistance to keep their children in our school.
Mrs. Stewart was one of St. Giles School’s biggest champions and making it possible for families to continue experiencing all good things St. Giles has to offer would be meaningful to her. If you are able to make a donation to this fund, St. Giles and the families receiving assistance would be very grateful. You can click on the “donate online” tab on the left and designate your donation for the MSTAF. God bless you for your answer to this important call.
The 500 Club
The 500 Club is an exclusive group of donors supporting St. Giles School. As a reward for the $100 membership, a drawing is held in the months of January, March & May for the 2014-15 school year.
Last year’s proceeds helped fund the SGS athletics program. Thanks to all who joined the Club & we look forward to another exciting 500 Club this year!
A Penny a Search to St. Giles Through Good Search
How many times a day do you conduct an online search? There are many search engines available but only ONE gives back to St. Giles School! Once you set up St Giles School as the benefactor, every time you search, SGS earns a penny. How easy can that be? Consider changing your searches Good Search.