Skip To Main Content


Hero - Image Slideshow

Mattingly Terrace of the Pohanka Fine Arts Center
Saint James School Commencement
Claggett Hall

Thanks to the generosity of caring alumni, parents, and friends of Saint James School, we are able to provide our students with an exceptional education and a bright future.
Whether you make a gift to the Annual Fund, the endowment, a capital project, or through a planned gift, your support makes a real difference.

The Saint James tradition of giving underpins the philanthropic spirit of our many generous donors. We celebrate your gifts as investments in a school that values community, character, and the development of “leaders for good in the world.” Your gifts support the Saint James experience, ensuring that our cherished traditions and standards of excellence will continue for many generations to come.

Read on to learn more about how you can be a part of the tradition of giving at Saint James School.

Saint James Chapel

Annual Fund

Every year, parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty, and friends donate more than $1.3 million to the Annual Fund, covering approximately 10 percent of the School’s operating budget. 

Learn More

Pohanka Fine Arts Center

Make A Difference Campaign

We have raised more than $50 million during this transformative campaign, which included the construction of the Pohanka Fine Arts Center and Turner Athletic Center.

Learn More



Like many private schools and colleges, Saint James relies on the steady income from its endowment funds to provide long-term secure funding for its most important needs.

Learn More

SJS GivingBy the Numbers

Number of donors to the 2022-23 Annual Fund:

  • 1,067 Totaling $1.38 million in gifts

Amount raised on our Saints Supporting Saints Day of Giving:

  • $139k From 204 donors

Number of donors who have given for 20+ consecutive years:

  • 91

Members of the community who have made a planned gift to SJS and are members of the Fountain Rock Society:

  • 103
Support SJS

Ways to Give

Students walk in the Senior Circle

Why Your Gift Matters

Saint James School is a non-profit independent school and does not receive federal or state funding for its programs. Tuition covers approximately 80% of what a Saint James education costs. Like all independent schools, Saint James relies upon generous contributions to the Annual Fund and endowment to maintain its health and continued growth. That's why we ask every member of the SJS community to participate in giving.

Thank you for supporting Saint James School!

Meet the Team

Office of Development &Alumni Relations

Margaret McGuigan

Margaret McGuigan

Titles: Director of Development
Phone Numbers:
School: 301-671-4859
Heidi Frye

Heidi Frye

Titles: Associate Director of Development & Alumni Relations
Joseph Regan

Joseph Regan

Titles: Associate Director of Development
Phone Numbers:
School: (301) 671-4894