FAQs

What is Saints Giving Day?

Saints Giving Day takes place on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 and is a 24 hour philanthropic event dedicated to supporting St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School and ensuring our faculty and staff have the resources needed to provide our students with an extraordinary Saints experience.


What is a match gift challenge?

A generous Saints alumna celebrating her milestone reunion will match every gift received on Saints Giving Day, up to $50,000! This match gift challenge helps inspire Saints alumni, faculty, staff, parents, students, and friends to participate in the day of giving and double the impact of their donation while increasing participation from our Saints community.


What is a participation challenge?

Our Alumni Association Board will make a $10,000 gift to SSSAS in support of Saints Giving Day if we reach our goal of receiving 200 gifts during our 24-hour giving event on February 22. Every gift makes a difference and a participation challenge encourages gifts of every amount.

How do I make a gift?

Starting at 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 22, visit saintsgiving.sssas.org to make your gift in support of Saints Giving Day! Visit our donor honor roll to see which alumni and other Saints have made a gift and check out which SSSAS reunion class is in the lead for total giving or highest class participation. There will be additional challenges added throughout the day and prizes celebrating participatory and giving milestones.

Will my gift by check, donor advised fund, stock, or qualified distribution count?

YES! Any of these gift types can count toward Saints Giving Day, as long as you let us know in advance. For more information or to make sure your gift is counted toward our Saints Giving Day total, contact Nicole Morrell, Director of Annual Giving at nmorrell@sssas.org or (703) 212-2715.


Where does my Saints Giving Day gift go?

Gifts made on Saints Giving day go to the 2021-2022 Saints Fund and make a lasting impact on SSSAS. The Saints Fund provides unrestricted budget funding which ensues that our school continues to provide our faculty and staff with the resources needed to:

  • Foster the highest standards of academic, artistic, and athletic achievement
  • Cultivate an environment in which all members of our community feel valued and affirmed
  • Strengthen our culture of innovation, academic risk-taking, and social entrepreneurship

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes, your gift is 100% tax deductible! You will receive an emailed acknowledgment with giving information immediately after making your online gift. This will serve as your receipt for tax purposes. 

How can I encourage other Saints to make a gift?

Visit the social media tab found on our giving day website, saintsgiving.ssssas.org to find downloadable resources to share through your personal social media accounts and inspire others to make a gift. You can also encourage others to support giving day by emailing, texting, or calling your Saints network.