The Annual Fund. Powerful. Immediate. Essential.

St. Michael's Country Day School, Newport, RIYou can make an immediate difference for today’s students and sustain the school for generations to come. Our SMCDS community’s participation in the Annual Fund demonstrates a clear commitment to the St. Michael’s mission and makes a powerful statement to potential families and institutional funders. Annual Fund gifts and pledges range from $1 to $25,000+. Contributions can be made at any time during the school year. Thank you!


We have nine donor recognition societies for gifts falling within the following ranges:

  • Founders Circle ($50,000+)
  • 1938 Society ($20,000-$49,999)
  • Headmasters Circle ($10,000-$19,999)
  • The Beech Tree Society ($5,000-$9,999)
  • The Portico ($2,500-$4,999)
  • Mason House Circle ($1,000-$2,499)
  • The Balance Club ($500-$999)
  • The Blue & White Club ($250-$499)
  • Scholar’s Circle ($1-$249)

How to Donate

  1. Online Donation
    You can make a donation by credit card online here.
    PayPal accepts a variety of credit cards and many of our Annual Fund donors earn airline miles and other advantages by using their credit card of choice. It is not necessary to have an existing PayPal account (or set one up) to make your gift online, and you’ll receive a printable receipt at the close of your transaction for tax deduction purposes.
  2. Monthly Donation
    You can also schedule a regular monthly electronic funds transfer from your checking account on behalf of the Annual Fund. Please call John Zurn at 401-849-5970 to arrange this option or email with the amount you would like transferred as a one time gift (or each month) along with your bank routing number & the account number.
  3. Donate with a check
    Payable to: St. Michael’s Country Day School, Development Office, 180 Rhode Island Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island 02840. Please write “Annual Fund” be written on the memo line of your personal or business check
  4. Cash Donation
    Please visit the main office on the first floor of Mason House. St. Michael's Country Day School, Newport, RI

Endowment Funds:

A number of endowment funds exist at St. Michael’s, including those in support of faculty and financial aid. Please contact the Development office for further information on contributing to existing funds, or on how to start a new endowment fund.


St. Michael’s gratefully accepts gifts of stock. Please call the Business office for transfer instructions.

Planned Giving:

Please contact the Development office for information on our Legacy of Excellence Society. 

Gifts in Kind:

Generous donations of needed goods and services, such as art supplies, electronic equipment, costumes and sports equipment, are wonderful ways to enhance our classroom experience and receive a tax deduction. Please be sure to request a Gift in Kind form from the classroom teacher or the Development office to submit to your tax preparer.

Matching Gifts:

Many corporations will double or triple an employee’s charitable donations! Please click here for more information and to find out if your employer has a charitable matching gift program. Please don’t pass up this opportunity to double your dollars for St. Michael’s.

For further assistance regarding ways to get involved or further information on making a gift, please contact John Zurn at (401) 849-5970 or by email at