Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Annual Fund?

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The Annual Fund is an indispensable source of direct support for the annual operating budget. Maryvale depends upon the Annual Fund to meet some of its most compelling needs, including faculty salaries, classroom technology, campus maintenance – those elements which, year in and year out, comprise Maryvale’s outstanding educational environment. Annual Fund contributions help to underwrite every part of a Maryvale education.

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Why doesn’t Maryvale charge enough tuition to cover operating costs?

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If tuition was increased to cover the actual cost of all programs, many families could not afford to send their daughters to Maryvale. This could mean a drop in enrollment, resulting in a cutback of our programs and steeper tuition increases in order to fund all operations, which could effect the education of each student. Additionally, charitable gifts would be even more difficult to obtain given the increased cost of sending a girl to Maryvale. This would preclude our ability to finance many of the important campus programs and improvements made possible by charitable support.

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What giving options do I have?

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Gifts of cash and securities are the most common forms of support to Maryvale. Checks are payable to Maryvale Preparatory School. To make a gift using VISA or MasterCard, just click here. Donations of stock and/or bonds to the Annual Fund are another option. Please contact the Development Office at 410-308-8520 for more information.

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Can I give online?

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Yes! Just click here to make a gift using our secure online giving form.

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What is a matching gift?

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Many companies will match your gift to Maryvale. You may double or even triple the impact of your gift by taking advantage of your employer’s matching gift program. Just get a matching gift form from your human resources department, fill it out completely and send it to Maryvale according to your employer’s guidelines.

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How much should I give?

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Your gift may be of any amount. Recent Annual Fund gifts ranged from $10 to more than $50,000, but it is your participation that Maryvale values most.

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When should I give?

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Gifts contributed early save on follow-up mailings and help build momentum, inspiring others to contribute. Our fiscal year is from July 1 to June 30.

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What are donor recognition societies?

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All gifts are appreciated and welcome. However, specific giving levels are recognized on an annual basis. Corporate matching funds count toward all recognition levels, and donors often leverage the value of their gift to move up to a higher recognition category. Donors giving $1,000 and more are invited to a special recognition event.