Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your consideration of making a gift to Maryvale!

When you make a gift to the Annual Fund, we are able to further embrace our customized approach to education as we:

  • Bridge the 20 percent gap between tuition and the actual cost of a Maryvale education;
  • Equip classrooms with the latest technology and tools in education;
  • Sponsor professional development opportunities for administrators and faculty members;
  • Implement hands-on and innovative learning experiences for our students on campus, in the community and abroad; and ultimately...

fulfill our mission to educate young women for life.

Annual Fund FAQs

What is the Annual Fund?

The Annual Fund is the school's second largest revenue source behind tuition. Money raised through the Annual Fund helps offset the yearly operating expenses. Further, your annual gift to the school enhances the programs that offer our students the best opportunities to learn, lead and succeed … every day and every year. Your gift provides direct and immediate support to the school’s most compelling needs.

How much should I give?

Your gift, of any amount, is deeply appreciated and very important. We ask you to consider giving as generously as you are able, but whatever the amount, it is your participation that Maryvale values the most.

How should I designate my gift?

Unrestricted gifts are an invaluable source of direct support for the annual operating budget. Unrestricted donations give Maryvale the ability and flexibility to address critical needs and funding priorities as they arise each year. You may, however, restrict your gift to tuition assistance, technology, social justice programming, athletics, the arts or other programs that are meaningful to you.

When should I give?

Our fiscal year is from July 1 to June 30. Gifts contributed early help build momentum, inspiring others to contribute.

How do I make a gift?

To make a gift using VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express, simply click here. Checks should be made payable to Maryvale Preparatory School. Donations of stock or bonds are another option. Please contact Michele Kogler, director of annual and reunion giving, at 410-308-8560 for more information or click here to learn more about ways to give to Maryvale.

How is a gift to the Annual Fund different from an endowment or capital gift?

A gift to the Annual Fund is put to work immediately, providing funding and support to programs and enhancements in the current year. A capital gift is typically a major gift that goes toward specific building projects or campaigns. A gift to endowment provides for long-term investments, creating a reliable source of future income for the school.

What are my tax benefits of giving?

All gifts to Maryvale are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Gifts of stock and other appreciated assets may offer additional tax benefits.

How will I be recognized?

All gifts are gratefully welcomed and acknowledged in Maryvale’s annual report. Donors giving $1,250 or more (Françoise Society members) are invited to a special recognition event.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

Please contact Assistant Head of School for Advancement Heather Harlan Warnack at or 410-308-8524.

Contact the Director

Director of the Maryvale Fund Michele KoglerMichele V. Kogler

Director of Annual and Reunion Giving


Donor Recognition Societies and Clubs

The Françoise Society
(Leadership Gifts of $1,250 or more)

Wickcliffe Society
$50,000 or more

Namur Society
$25,000 - $49,999

St. Julie Billiart Society
$10,000 - $24,999

Tower Society
$5,000 - $9,999

Castle Society

1945 Society
$1,250 – $2,499

Young Friends of the Françoise Society

A newly created leadership group that recognizes alumnae donors from the past 10 years who support the school with an annual gift of $500 or more.

Donor Clubs

Maryvale Club

Red and Grey Club

Lion Club