IGNITE WHAT'S POSSIBLE
NOTRE DAME CAMPUS PLANS
A LASTING LEGACY
REMEMBERING AL MCPHEE
We rely on the generosity of donors to fund our campus programs and scholarship opportunities for our students for short and long term needs. Help ignite what’s possible!
Each year, we welcome volunteers from across the United States to our campus. We welcome gifts of time in support of our mission. *Contact us for specific changes to volunteering in COVID guidlines.
Choose from items the school could utilize to better our mission and improve the educational experience for our students.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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:
- Live (synchronous) online learning
- New iPads and laptops for all students
- Elementary STEM labs with interactive table
- Campus-wide security systems
- Continuous Meals To-Go service for community children
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.(
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)
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