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Aerial photo of the Saint James campus, 2023
Mattingly Terrace of the Pohanka Fine Arts Center
Rendering of Dunnan Hall Boys' Dormitory
Pohanka Fine Arts Center
Saint James Commencement 2023


A major emphasis of the Make A Difference Campaign was increasing the School’s endowment, which will provide Saint James with long-term, secure funding for many of its ongoing needs, including student financial aid and faculty salaries and benefits. Saint James set an ambitious goal of $12 million in new funds for the endowment in order to protect the School against the rapidly rising costs of providing a world-class education, and we are happy to announce we have surpassed our goal by raising $12.3 million.

Planned giving is a growing area of support where we have received many new commitments. It is also exciting to note that in addition to the $12.3 million in gifts and pledges, we have also received over $23 million in new bequests for the endowment, which will be added as those planned gifts are realized. 

While we are thrilled with this news, we know that growing the endowment will continue to be a need in order to remain competitive in the independent school market. 

Your gifts help to ensure that a Saint James education remains in reach for all qualified students for generations to come. Thank you!


  • $12.3M Goal: $12M
Celebrating 30 Years

The Dunnan Endowment Fund ForFinancial Aid

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of his appointment as Headmaster, the Board of Trustees created the Dunnan Endowment Fund for Financial Aid to honor Father Dunnan’s legacy of transformational leadership. This project will allow Saint James to:

  • meet more of its generous financial aid budget independent of tuition.
  • provide additional protection from inflation and increase the financial stability of Saint James.
  • demonstrate to current and future supporters that Saint James is committed to enrolling students to pursue its mission of creating leaders for good in the world for generations to come.

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