Day of Giving FAQs


What is Saint Gertrude High School’s Day of Giving?
Saint Gertrude High School’s Day of Giving, held on Wednesday June 12, 2019, is a day when we ask everyone in our community – alumnae, current and past parents, grandparents, students, faculty, staff, donors, family, and friends—to make a gift to the school, in any amount.

What is the goal of Saint Gertrude’s Day of Giving?
Our goal is 300 gifts. Last year, we received 267 gifts and raised over $44,000. We hope to break that record this year, especially with our match this year from Tom and Mary Virginia Kelley Bliley ’49. They have agreed to match every single dollar you give, up to $50,000, by midnight on June 12.

How do I make a gift?
There are four ways to make a gift. You can:

  1.     Make a gift online at saintgertrude.org/dayofgiving
  2.     Call us at 804.822.3951
  3.     Send a gift through the Venmo app; search for SGHS Giving
  4.     Send us a check. Mail to Saint Gertrude High School, 3215 Stuart Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221 (please write Day of Giving in the memo line)

Where do the gifts go?
Donations will go to our Annual Fund, of which most provides financial assistance for our students. If you prefer to designate it to another fund, please provide that detail when giving your gift.

Is there a minimum donation amount?
No. Any amount is greatly appreciated! We are more interested in participation, which is why the goal is about the number of gifts not a dollar amount.

Will my gift be tax-deductible?
Yes. You will receive a letter in the mail as gift confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes.

Can I make a recurring gift?
Yes, but you will not be able to make a recurring gift on the giving day site. If you would like to set-up a recurring gift on giving day, you can do so by calling 804.822.3951.

When will the results of the challenges—and the Day of Giving—be announced?
We will announce all results on Thursday, June 13, 2019.

How can I encourage others to make a gift?
We would love for you to encourage others to make a gift. You can email, text or post on social media about the Day of Giving. We also have a campaign toolkit with fun images, located here: saintgertrude.org/day-of-giving-campaign-toolkit

Please help us spread the word.

Who can I contact if I still have more questions?
Please contact Michelle Schroeter, director of development, at mschroeter@saintgertrude.org or 804.822.3951.