SMIS-GIVING-HERO
IGNITE WHAT'S POSSIBLE
NOTRE DAME CAMPUS PLANS
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A LASTING LEGACY
REMEMBERING AL MCPHEE
How a generous bequest gift made a big impact on campus.
GIVING PROGRAMS

We rely on the generosity of donors to fund our campus programs and scholarship opportunities for our students. Help ignite what’s possible! 

VOLUNTEER

Each year, we welcome volunteers from across the United States to our campus. We welcome gifts of time in support of our mission.

WISH LIST

Choose from items the school could utilize to better our mission and improve the educational experience for our students.

DREXEL'S LEGACY

Help Ignite What's Possible

Large or small, your gift makes our mission–started by Saint Katherine Drexel and continued today–possible at St. Michael Indian School.

ANNUAL FUND

Our annual fund supports the school's current year operating expenses, including maintenance, utilities, and classroom updates.
Your gift to Where Needed Most is greatly appreciated. Make your pledge today.

GIFTS IN KIND

Gifts in kind are needed goods and services rather than a direct financial gift. Visit our wish list below to see current requests. We advise you to consult your tax expert regarding the value and deductibility of your gift.

EMPLOYER MATCHING GIFTS

You may have the opportunity to increase the value of your gift if you employer has a matching gift program. As an employee benefit, many corporation match their employees' charitable contributions.

THE BENEFITS OF SUPPORTING SMIS

We educate over 364 students from pre-k to 12th grade, and 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid. While we are financially healthy, your continued support provides our students with a Catholic education, upgrades facilities and technology, and provides our faculty and staff with needed housing and competitive benefits.

PLANNED GIVING

ESTATE PLANNING & QUALIFIED CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTION

Each year, many of our benefactors leave a lasting impact to our school through estate planning and Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD).

These gifts help us to dream big and achieve bold goals–from repairing some of our 100-year-old buildings to bringing high technology programs to our campus and students. 

QUALIFIED CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTION (QCD)
QCD allow donors who are at least 70 1/2 years old to give charities like St. Michael Indian School, up to $100,000 a year directly from their IRA‘s without it counting as taxable income. QCDs count toward minimum distributions (the amount of money you must withdraw from an IRA each year after reaching 70 1/2). There is no receipt of goods or services for the QCD gift. QCD gifts can only be made from IRA‘s and gifts from 401(k) or other vehicles, you (donor) must first roll those funds over into a qualified IRA. Then they can direct the fund administrator to transfer money to St. Michael Indian School. The potential tax benefit of a QCD gift is that it is transferred from an account directly to a charity so the money isn’t taxable income to the you (donor). A QCD is not eligible for a charitable deduction on federal income taxes. State laws about charitable dedications and how QCDs are handled vary. Consult an adviser.   Request a sample letter you can send to your IRA administrator to make a QCD gift to St. Michael Indian School or discuss an estate gift, please contact us. Advancement Office 505-979-5590 Ext. 3036
ESTATE PLANNING

There are a variety of ways you can use to include SMIS in your estate plans. Many of these methods may also be a benefit in reducing estate taxes. We’d be glad to discuss including SMIS in will or estate plans.

EXTRAORDINARY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Just in the past year, we’ve achieved extraordinary progress through the financial support, prayers, and work of hundreds of volunteers and donors. Here’s just a small sample of what we’ve accomplished together:

  • The installation of a new track around our soccer field.
  • Continued offering of STEM courses in all grades.
  • New athletic uniforms for several of our sports teams.
  • Updated textbooks.
  • Online access to learning.

We are committed to putting every contribution to good use. With your help, we will continue to fulfill Saint Katharine Drexel’s vision for building a school for the advancement of our Native American communities, their families, and our children. 

SMIS WISHLIST

ART EDUCATION

FUNDING FOR ART SUPPLIES

ANY AMOUNT

LAPTOPS

270 NEEDED FOR GRADES 3 TO 12

$300 - $30,000

MUSIC EDUCATION

FUNDING FOR MUSIC AND INSTRUMENTS

ANY AMOUNT

NON-FICTION MATERIALS FOR RESEARCH AREAS

ANY QUANTITY

$1,500

INTERACTIVE TABLES

SOFTWARE NOT INCLUDED

$6,000

ATHLETIC TEAM UNIFORMS

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS

$2,500

UTILITY VEHICLE FOR MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT

$8,000

SMART TVs WITH STAND

$$1,000PER UNIT

TRUCK FOR MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT

$35,000

WE ARE A COMMUNITY INVESTED IN OUR STUDENTS

“SMIS instills values in our children that are important to our family, including determination, honesty, and love for others. The school also fosters our children to grow into contributing members of the community. The faculty and staff truly expects excellence, and SMIS provides a secure environment that allows students to develop to their fullest potential. We are very glad our kids are at SMIS!” – Derrick & Reynalda Terry (SMIS Class of 1993)

SMIS

ADVANCEMENT TEAM

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RENEE TSINNIE

DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE, FOUNDATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

(505) 979-5595
RENEE.TSINNIE@SMISCHOOLS.ORG

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BROOKE OVERTURF

DIRECTOR OF ANNUAL GIVING

(480) 676-7530
BROOKE.OVERTURF@SMISCHOOLS.ORG

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