February 2019
Volume 20, Number 6

SAINT MARY’S LAUNCHES NEW ATHLETICS LOGO
Saint Mary's launched its new athletics logo, Thursday, Jan. 10. The logo was created through a collaboration of student-athletes, coaches, the athletics director, the school administration, the marketing and communications office, and Clean branding and advertising agency. Click here or on the image to watch the video reveal that was presented to the student body in a pep rally in Bacon Gym, Jan. 20. Go, Saints!

AUCTION 2019 - SOLD OUT

Due to an overwhelming response from Saint Mary’s parents and alumnae, there is a wait list for Auction 2019. Please call Christiane Newell at 919-424-4107 if you would like to be added to the wait list. We will respond on a first-come, first-served basis. Although we are unable to accommodate all, there are still ways for you to participate in the event's success, including an online auction with "Saint-sational Experiences."  Curated especially for our Saint Mary's girls, these experiences will be available for online bidding prior to the February 22 event. Stay tuned for details. How fabulous would it be to have these sold out as well! Carolina versus Duke basketball tickets, Carolina Panthers tickets, Elton John tickets, and front row seats to graduation - these are just a few of the exciting offerings on the online auction block!

You can also make a donation to the Pittman Auditorium Fund-a-Project when you visit the Auction 2019 webpage.

Auction Weekend continues with special Saturday activities for Saint Mary’s students, families, and alumnae! Join us for a day of culture and college basketball! Gather at 10:30 a.m. at the new Gregg Museum of Art and Design on the N.C. State campus at 1902 Hillsborough Street. Saint Mary’s past parent and alumna Anne Pace will lead us on an exclusive tour of the current exhibitions. Afterwards, walk across Hillsborough to Player’s Retreat, a Raleigh dining tradition featuring the best burger in town, to catch up with the day's basketball games. To reserve your spot, email Anne Allen at aallenfam@gmail.com.

We are still in need of volunteers for the week leading up to the event. If you are interested, please email co-chair Liza Williams at lvw@me.com.

 

LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT SAINT MARY’S

Saint Mary’s Development Office has launched a Valentine's Day of Giving campaign through our alumnae social and digital media channels to help us move closer to Saint Mary’s $1.55 million Annual Fund goal for 2019. Click here or on the image above to meet five alumnae and the spouses they married in our historic Chapel who were interviewed for a special video series: Rollie and Melissa Morrisette Tillman ’88HS, Jason and Dorothy Matteson Pierce ’04, Willard and Libby Holding Ross ’78C, Rob and Joanna Hill Worthington ’99, and Eric and Amy Harris Poss ’80HS. Their stories are as unique as they are moving and are the inspiration for our Valentine’s Day of Giving campaign. Make your annual gift to Saint Mary’s on or before Feb. 14, 2019, using this link to count in both the Valentine’s Day of Giving campaign and the 2018-2019 Annual Fund drive. To send a check by mail, add “Valentine’s Campaign” to the memo line and make sure it’s postmarked by Feb. 14. Or, call Lauren Gerber, director of annual fund and major gifts, at 919-424-4118 to give over the phone. We hope you'll be inspired to give during the Valentine's Day of Giving campaign!

REUNION 2019 – ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Online registration is open for Reunion Weekend 2019, May 3-4. We ask that you register sooner rather than later, to assist us in our planning. Please collaborate with your classmates to ensure a great turnout for your class. We will post special class gatherings as we have the details, and we will add attendees to the website list as people register. Check the reunion webpage often! Questions? Contact Margaret McGlohon ’81C at memcglohon@sms.edu or 919-424-4171.

CALLING ALL ALUMNAE
We look forward to showcasing many of our talented alumnae during the Reunion Bazaar, Saturday, May 4, 2019. The bazaar is held in Lower Smedes and opens for your shopping pleasure at 11 a.m. If you are interested in being a bazaar vendor, please click this link to see the details and submit your participation.


ALUMNAE EVENTS

All alumnae are invited. Please register by calling 919-424-4171 or emailing the alumnae office at memcglohon@sms.edu or by registering 
online.

Alumnae Council winter meeting – Feb. 7-8, 2019
Durham, N.C., alumnae gathering – Feb. 12, 2019, hosted by Maura Moylan Sullivan ’87HS
Saint Mary’s Theatre presents Little Women, the Broadway Musical, Fri.-Sat., Feb. 15-16, 7 p.m., Pittman Auditorium, free admission, directed by Lou Whitmire Catania ’77C
Saint Mary’s School Auction – Feb. 22, 2019, Angus Barn Pavilion
Fayetteville, N.C., alumnae gathering – Feb. 18, 2019, Kyle House at St. John’s Episcopal Church
The Cardinal at North Hills in Raleigh alumnae gathering – Feb. 25, 2019, 10:30 a.m. coffee with the Head of School followed by a performance by the Chorale at 11:30 a.m.
Long Beach, Calif. – Feb. 27, 2019 (location to be determined)
Los Angeles, Calif., alumnae gathering - Feb. 28, 2019 (location to be determined)
Reunion Weekend for classes ending in four and nine - Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4
Commencement for the 177th session, May 19, The Grove

ALUMNAE LINKS
Click on these links for important information and alumnae resources.
Reunion Weekend, May 3-4, 2019, for classes ending in four and nine
Alumnae Bazaar, May 4, 2018, (vendor information and registration form)
Alumnae Milestones Online (obituaries, marriages, engagements, births)
Update My Information (Update your address, phone, email, birthday - to receive a special greeting each year; or share your life news.)
Make a Gift Online – Support Saint Mary’s Annual Fund with a gift to the school!
Alumnae web page – Visit the Alumnae web page for links to all things Saint Mary’s - request a transcript, wedding/event rentals, order a Heritage Walk brick, school store, photo galleries, and more.

SAINT MARY’S SOCIAL MEDIA
Follow Saint Mary’s on social media to stay in the loop on all the latest news and events from campus.
Saint Mary’s School Facebook – for comprehensive school news
Saint Mary’s School Alumnae Facebook – for alumnae news
Saint Mary’s School Instagram - @saintmarysschool
Saint Mary’s Alumnae Instagram - @saintmarysalumnae
Twitter - @SaintMarysNC
LinkedIn – Saint Mary’s School news channel
LinkedIn Saint Mary's alumnae network
You Tube – Saint Mary’s School

SAINT MARY'S WINTER ALUMNAE MAGAZINE ONLINE

The Winter 2019 edition of Saint Mary's alumnae magazine is online. Click here to read this issue filled with alumnae and school news, event photos, features, and more!

ALUMNAE EVENTS PHOTO GALLERY
Click on the image to see photos from the latest regional alumnae events!

Saint Mary's School is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory, boarding and day school dedicated to academic excellence and personal achievement for girls in grades 9-12.

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900 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

919-424-4000
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