We have several fundraising events throughout the year and appreciate everyone’s involvement.
Whether you donate, sponsor, or attend, your participation adds to the event’s excitement!
​Please visit the various events listed below if you are considering a volunteer position.

St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund

Include St. Mary’s School in Your Will or Trust

CLICK HERE to view Rev. Anthony Vainavicz Endowment support video

St. Mary’s School Endowment was started in 1992 by Reverend Anthony Vainavicz (Fr. Tony) to ensure that Catholic education at St. Mary’s School would be financially sustainable and affordable into the future. The fund has grown to over $920,000 and the yearly interest earnings have provided over $432,000 to the school to help keep tuition rates affordable and support the good work of the school.

The Endowment funds are handled in a fiscally responsible manner, which serves as a dependable constant for for good, despite market fluctuations.

Contributions to the Endowment can be sent to St. Mary’s Parish or School If you would like to speak to someone to learn more about the St. Mary’s School Endowment, contact the St. Mary’s Parish office at 616-842-1702 and someone will reach out to you.

St. Mary’s Annual Fund

Please consider making a gift to the St. Mary’s School Annual Fund.
Your tax-deductible donation plays a special role in the continued success of our students, our faculty, and programs.

We are grateful to God for your support. We know we are fortunate to receive a Catholic education so we can grow in faith and knowledge each day to become the church and community leaders of the future.  We ask for your continued prayers for the growth and success of St. Mary’s School.
– St. Mary’s School Students

Donate by check :
Please make checks out to St. Mary’s School
Checks can be mailed or dropped off at both the Parish and School offices.

St. Mary’s School                  St. Mary’s Parish
430 E. Savidge St.                 406 E. Savidge St.
Spring Lake, MI 49456     Spring Lake, MI 49456

Buy a Memorial Brick

Purchase a custom engraved brick for the cross on the walkway located at the north entrance of St. Mary’s School as a memorial of a friend, family member, favorite teacher/staff member, or honor past alums or current students.
View custom brick details HERE

Paper Gator – Community Paper Recycling

Our St. Mary’s Campus has 2 PaperGators Available 24/7 and open every day throughout the year.

The 2 PaperGators are located on the south
campus parking lot, next to the food pantry.

What can go in the bin?
School/Office Paper – News Paper – Junk Mail – Hard & Soft Cover Books – Magazines – Shredded Paper (Bagged in Clear Plastic) – Paperboard (Cereal Type Boxes) – * Cardboard (12″ x 12″ or smaller) – Wrapping Paper (no foil or sparkles)
What can’t go in the bin?
Plastic – Metal – Glass – Garbage
Race for Education


St. Mary’s School Race for Education is an annual event that we look forward to each year!!
Students and staff run or walk laps around a designated area of our school campus for 1 hour. Students have traditionally collected sponsor/donations for their efforts from family near and far, neighbors and friends.

Family and friends are encouraged to come walk or cheer on students.
We’ll have water stations, first aid stations and plenty of volunteers ensuring a safe route for all participants.

There’s two ways students may choose to engage this year in our Race for Education fundraising efforts:

  1. We’re bringing back the hand written letters from each student. Names with addresses will be provided, and Race for Education sponsorship request forms are mailed to those recipients. We prayerfully ask that you mail yours back promptly to the school office. If you do not receive a sponsorship request and would like to participate, please call the school office at 616-842-1282.
  2. We’re using an awesome web based fundraising system that makes it easy for family and friends to pledge. They’ll recieve an electronic sponsor invitation and use secure credit card donations online (credit card, Paypal or Venmo).

We still accept cash donations in the school office, or a check made out to St. Mary’s School at 430 E. Savidge Street, Spring Lake, Michigan 49456

Become a Race Day Sponsor!
Each year, we provide the students and staff with a CYCLONES Race for Education t-shirt, which are typically sponsored by several of our St. Mary’s School families, neighbors, friends and a few businesses.

Family FUN Night Auction


“Family FUN Night!” An evening of fun with your family! 

Get ready for a community family night to remember – Guaranteed! There will be high-energy live and silent auctions, raffles, games, food and entertainment.

The classroom projects are an auction highlight!
Preschool through 8th-grade students will create a unique treasure they work on together in class. Each class project will be displayed, and families can bid through a silent auction – the lucky winner takes it home!

The “kids raffle table” is another auction favorite!
Kids purchase tickets and drop them into containers next to the items they would love to win – snowboard, scooter, legos, games – a great selection for all age groups!

St. Mary’s Metal Yard Stake Signs

We are PROUD to be part of the St. Mary’s community – Let’s show it!

The “S” for Saint, “M” for Mary’s, and the building with cross is custom die cut metal and powder coated in a bright blue enamel finish that will withstand the element for years to come.

$40 each – Available for immediate pick up in the school office.
Cash, check (made out to St. Mary’s School), or credit card payment accepted in the school office

Questions? Contact or 616-842-1282

School Spirit Store

Logo school spirit gear is available for purchase year-round.
View online store HERE


SCRIP is a program where you buy gift cards or certificates to pay for your purchases – food, gas, clothing, office supplies, gifts, etc.…
It involves planning ahead about future purchases and buying gift cards to pay for them. You can designate your benefit to a St. Mary’s School family to apply toward tuition.

See the SCRIP page for more information.

Box Tops for Education

The monies raised through our Box Tops for Education Program go toward the purchase/upkeep of our school playground equipment.
Box Tops is changing to fit today’s families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school’s earnings online.

Donate your Returnable Cans and Bottles to Benefit St. Mary’s School!!

Let us do the dirty work!
Volunteers will be standing by to
take back your empty refundable cans and bottles to benefit St. Mary’s School!

  • First Wednesday (at school drop-off) 
  • First Sunday (Masses) of each month near the PaperGator at south parking lot.
If unable to drop-off on designated dates, Dan Artibee has generously offered to pick up.
Call  616-402-4052

We’re always looking for volunteers to help with returns  – Fun for kids to help! Click *HERE to Sign Up* and view the available slots.