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Make A Difference
The Campaign for Saint James School

The Make A Difference Campaign has raised more than $42 million toward an updated goal of $50 million. The spirit of philanthropy in our community is inspiring and ensures a bright future for generations of Saints to come.

The Make A Difference Campaign began in 2014 and went public in 2018, supported by school leaders, alumni, past parents, current parents, and friends who joined together to carry out our of vision of improving the art and athletic facilities, adding housing for faculty and students, strengthening annual giving, and growing our endowment. 

The campaign has been extended to December 2023, and we are focused on securing the support we need to complete our campaign, putting Saint James in a much better position to carry out its mission of creating leaders for good in the world

Boys Dorm Rendering

State-of-the-Art facilities:

Arts, Athletics, & Housing

Through the Make A Difference Campaign, we are expanding and renovating the School's facilities to meet the needs of our growing student body. The Pohanka Fine Arts Center and Faculty Townhouses are already making a difference, and soon we will add the Turner Athletic Center, renovate the Cotton Building, and build a new Boys' Dormitory.

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"Beyond the Pohanka building’s beautiful design, we now have dedicated practice, instructional, and performance spaces which are acoustically designed. It is a facility to grow into and the students’ excitement and appreciation, whether entering the choir room for the first time or taking the stage for their Senior Showcase, is truly rewarding. Thank you to all the students who demonstrated the need for such a building and to all the donors who responded so generously."

Linda Stowe, Director of Fine Arts

Make A Difference

Strengthening Our


A stronger endowment provides more non-tuition income for our facilities, students, faculty, and programs and will allow the School to remain competitive in the independent school market.

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Flowers on the Saint James campus
Planned Giving

Through gift planning you can secure your legacy and leave a lasting impact at Saint James School.

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Father Dunnan at Commencement

The Dunnan Endowment Fund

For FInancial Aid

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of his appointment as Headmaster, the Board of Trustees has created the Dunnan Endowment Fund for Financial Aid to honor Father Dunnan’s legacy of transformational leadership.

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Campaign Progress

Making a Difference,


Since the launch of the Make A Difference Campaign in 2014, we have enjoyed tremendous success, surpassing our original $35 million goal due to the generosity of more than 2,500 donors. This is an incredible achievement for a school our size and we thank you for your support! Building on our success, the Board has extended the length of the Make a Difference Campaign to December of 2023 and has increased the overall goal to $50 million. 

Raised to date for capital projects:

  • $21.1M Updated Goal: $24M

Raised to date for the Annual Fund:

  • $10.8M Updated Goal: $11M

Raised to date for the Endowment:

  • $11M Updated Goal: $15M

Surpassing our original campaign goal of $35 million, we have raised a total of:

  • $42.5M Updated Goal: $50M

"Reflecting the enormous commitment of the Saint James family, this campaign has far exceeded expectations, raising more than $40 million to support Saint James students and faculty through many types of gifts."

Ann & John Davis, Campaign Co-Chairs

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How to make a difference

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Make a Gift

Are you ready to make a difference at Saint James School? Make a gift to the campaign online.

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