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"It's not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving." - Mother Teresa

At St. Mary's, our commitment to preparing Christian leaders for the community through academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment is as strong as ever. We know not everyone can afford a Catholic education, but we believe every child should have the opportunity. Many of our students are in critical need above and beyond what is received through the St. Mary's Tuition Assistance Program, which is where the Adopt-A-Student fund comes in. 

Our Adopt-A-Student Program helps us bridge the gap and assure a great Catholic education for those in critical need. Your gift will give these students a chance at greater success in life and no gift is too small. There are no net banking fees, 100% of your donation goes towards the adopted student's tuition.


Founded by the Dominican Sisters, St. Mary's School is celebrating over 70 years of academic excellence in the Bellevue and Offutt Air Force Base communities. St. Mary's graduates are well-prepared for high school and consistently graduate at the top of their high school classes. This is due, in part, to the outstanding Catholic education provided to students by St. Mary's School.

Why is this Program Necessary? 

The Adopt-A-Student Program makes a Catholic education possible for those who may not normally be able to afford one. Many families in our community are in critical need of financial assistance in order to attend our school each year. Your gift will assure them an opportunity for an outstanding Catholic education and greater success in life. Our communities can be transformed by the Catholic and moral values instilled at St. Mary's School. As an alumnus, parent, grandparent, or even just someone who cares about Catholic education, you can make a difference! 

Giving Options

Although the Adopt-A-Student Program can be implemented at any level, we've established three options you may wish to consider: 

Full Sponsorship: As a Full Sponsor, you agree to pay a student's full tuition for the academic year. This donation may be paid all at once or spread out over multiple payments. 

Semester Sponsorship: As a Semester Sponsor, you agree to pay half of a student's tuition, enough for one semester, for the academic year. This donation may be paid all at once or spread out over multiple payments. 

Partial Sponsorship: As a Partial Sponsor, you agree to pay whatever amount you designate towards a student's tuition. An example of this plan would be a one-time payment of $600, or $50 spread out over 12 months. 

There are many ways for you to give to St. Mary's Adopt-A-Student Program including direct donation, IRA charitable distributions, stock transfers, matching gifts with your employer, planned giving, St. Mary's endowment fund, and in memoriam or honor gifts. If you would like to make an online donation directly to Adopt-A-Student, please click here. After banking fees, all of your donation will go towards the adopted student's tuition for the year. 

If you have questions about this program or would like to submit a donation, contact Dr. Wallinger at 402-291-1694 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. She will get back to you, help you through our donation process, and ensure that your donation is properly documented for accounting and tax purposes. 

Thank you for supporting the students of St. Mary's School! 


St Mary's Information

St. Mary's Catholic School is a Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade School of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Our mission is to provide a Catholic education that nurtures students' hearts and minds to become servant leaders in an ever-changing world.

Our philosophy of education is to offer a five-day program to assist families in teaching those truths, skills, and ideals, which are necessary for Christian living. We believe that education must develop the faculties and abilities of the whole child: spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally. To help achieve this, our faculty and staff are an integral part of the formation of Christian community and dedicate themselves to the task of developing Christian citizens.



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