Appeals & Donations

Annual Fund

Planned Giving


Stocks / Bonds

Library Fund


Our Annual Giving Appeal is not just another fundraiser—the proceeds from the Annual Giving Appeal go toward our Annual Fund, which provides school operating expenses. In order for MSS to remain an affordable option for as many families as possible, we keep our tuition low. To be able to operate the school without having to raise tuition means making up the difference between what tuition covers and what our actual expenses are. Thus—the Annual Giving Appeal.

Our goal for 2016 is $63,000. With your help, we are confident we can meet that goal and continue the Seton legacy.

Click to read a special letter from Sister Brenda

Love, Lead, Learn is our chosen theme for this school year. We strive to create an environment at MSS where our students can practice these imperatives, putting their Faith into action as they do. A walk around the school will show how we have implemented these three principles in all we do:

They Love - From our Vincentian Marian Youth club, where students volunteer throughout the community, to school-wide service projects, MSS students learn the value of putting others before themselves and reaching out to those in need. When students graduate from MSS, they are recognized as compassionate and kind individuals who advocate for the least among us.

They Lead - MSS intentionally instructs our students on habits of successful leadership. They learn what it means to be proactive, how to begin with the end in mind, and how to organize and prioritize. Our students leave MSS formed to be empathetic leaders ready to face the future.

They Learn - Students learn to write well and often, practice research methods, possess good study habits, and become curious learners. Our graduates have the skills to continue to be successful in their educational journey—high school and beyond—and many of our alumni credit their education at MSS as the foundation of their success.

With your generous support, we can continue to encourage our students to Love, Lead, and Learn all in service of the Lord.

100% Annual Appeal Participation

PARENTS 100% - Board Members 100% -  Faculty & Staff 100%.  Everyone counts! Give at your means (even if it’s just $5) and you will make a difference.  We NEED 100% participation in the Annual Giving Campaign to qualify for many grants.*  Your response matters!

Gifts may be designated for:

  • Our Greatest Need
  • Our Academic Program
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Capital Improvements
  • The Mother Seton Learning Center
  • Our Living Endowment


Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to help us keep tuition costs low for your family and others. Also, many foundations look at participation in a school’s major financial campaign to judge how involved their school community is. Any gift is appreciated and counts as participation in the Appeal. We are grateful for all of your support.

* The Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation, etc. (for computers, projectors, etc.) ; $25,000

Click here to download the Annual Appeal FAQs

You may also download a pledge form or commitment form to accompany your mailed donation to Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd, Emmitsburg, MD 21727.


To create a legacy impact, please consider planned giving options—bequests, memorials, charitable annuities, or gifts of life insurance, real estate, business interests, appreciated securities, etc.

Download a Mother Seton School Legacy Society Membership Form

For more info, contact the Advancement Director at (301) 447-3165 or


Many employers match employee donations.  Please ask at work.  If you need assistance or want more info, contact the Advancement Director at (301) 447-3165 or



Please consider donating to Mother Seton School. You can do this by writing in the school name, address (100 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg, MD 21727) and phone (301) 447-3161 on your pledge card at work. If you can’t locate the write-in space for designated gifts, ask your campaign coordinator for help.

Tell your friends to write-in Mother Seton School too! A few dollars from a group of friends can really make a difference!



Donating appreciated stocks can provide significant tax benefits to the donor while offering a substantial gift to Mother Seton School. Donors receive an income tax deduction for the full market value on the date of the gift, provided you have owned the securities for more than 12 months.

Most donors avoid capital-gains tax otherwise due on the sale of the securities.

Download our Stocks Transfer Form

Unfortunately, when funds are transferred electronically, the donor's name is not always included in the transfer information. Please let us know of your gift so we can properly match the stock that we received with your gift record.


This special provision allows individuals age 70 1/2 or older to exclude from taxable income-and count toward their required minimum distribution-transfers of IRA assets, up to a total of $100,000, that are made directly to public charities, such as Mother Seton School.

As always, it is the responsibility of the donor to reference IRS guidelines and consult with your financial or tax advisor.

For more info, contact the Advancement Director at (301) 447-3165 or


Library Gift Fund

Our Library Gift Fund allows you to have your child honored on their birthday, or any special occasion, with a lasting gift to the school. With a $20 donation to the MSS Library Gift Fund, we will purchase a needed book for the Library and affix a bookplate inside with your child’s name, the occasion, and special message. As a bonus, your child will have the privilege to be the first to borrow the book.

The program may also be used to commemorate other occasions - holidays, special achievements, milestone, etc. or to honor teachers, or other special friends.

For more information and to make a donation, please download the Library Gift Fund Form.

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