Giving Tuesday at St. Mary's College

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday started in 2012 as a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland community embraced Giving Tuesday in 2014, raising over $1,100,000 since then to support our students! This year, we hope you’ll help us reach our new goal of 2,000 donors on November 30 to continue providing the valuable resources our students, faculty and staff need to succeed.


It’s simple. On Monday, November 29, after 4:00 p.m. (EST) until Tuesday, November 30, at 11:59 p.m. (EST), make a donation of at least $10 to one of the College’s featured funds, or to a designation of personal significance using the special Giving Tuesday giving form. Follow the excitement through this website and on social media throughout the day.
To the designation of your choice! We encourage you to consider one of the featured funds - the St. Mary’s Fund, General Scholarships Fund, or Recovery Fund - however you can always give to a fund of personal significance. In the end, we just want you to BECOUNTED!

Please give through the special Giving Tuesday online giving form. However if you’re more comfortable giving by check or over the phone you may do that too.

By check: Make payable to “SMCM Foundation” with “Giving Tuesday - SMCM (Fund Name)” in the memo line, postmark by November 30, and mail to SMCM Foundation, 47645 College Drive, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686

By phone: Call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (240) 895-4282 on November 30 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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Absolutely! The fiscal year at St. Mary’s College of Maryland runs from July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022.
Yes. Gifts to the SMCM Foundation are 100% tax-deductible, as provided by law. Donors will receive a receipt promptly upon making their online donation. Donors who send a check or give over the phone will receive a receipt as soon as their gift is processed.