Why Give

All gifts to St. Mary’s Sewanee support the mission of the institution: St. Mary’s Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development is dedicated to providing spiritual hospitality to persons of diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds, in a place of natural beauty, simplicity, silence, tranquility and warm spiritual rest through retreats, renewal and learning.

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Annual Fund

Thank you for considering a gift to St. Mary’s Sewanee. As an independent, nonprofit, spiritual development center, we count on our donors and advocates to support our mission. St. Mary’s Sewanee is not an endowed organization. Our revenues include the fees charged for use and programming, donations from guests and friends, and grants from churches, foundations and corporations. You can play a part in moving this vision forward with your financial support.

Learn More about the St. Mary’s Sewanee Capital Campaign


Give Online

St. Mary’s Sewanee offers a secure form to make credit card donations online. Fill out the form below to make a one-time gift or recurring donations to the annual fund and/or the capital campaign.

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Credit Card Donations via Phone

To make a credit card gift over the telephone, please call St. Mary’s Sewanee at (800) 728-1659.

Donate via Mail

If you prefer to donate by mail, you may send check or money orders to:

St. Mary’s Sewanee
P.O. Box 188
Sewanee, TN 37375

 


Give a Tribute Gift

You may make a gift in honor or memory of a friend or family member to St. Mary’s Sewanee. We will then send the friend or family a card acknowledging your gift. For more information on Tribute Gifts, please call (800) 728-1659.

Gift of Stock

For more information about a gift of stocks, bonds or mutual funds, please call Kylene McDonald at (800) 728-1659.


Volunteering

Volunteering with St. Mary’s Sewanee is a blessed experience for those who would like to make a donation of time. Volunteers can assist committees, plan events, garden, raise money and organize programs, to name a few options.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Andy Anderson at andy.anderson@stmaryssewanee.org or (931) 598-5342. We are always grateful for extra hands and minds to help us fulfill the mission of St. Mary’s Sewanee.

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1Peter 4:10

Planned Giving

There are few opportunities in life to do something above and beyond the normal, everyday experience that fosters the lives of men and women for generations to come. St. Mary’s Sewanee asks you to consider making a significant, perhaps sacrificial, gift in the form of a bequest.

The Anne Magruder Legacy Society exists to recognize, honor and thank those individuals who have made provisions for St. Mary’s Sewanee in their estate plans. The Legacy Society honors Anne Warren Magruder, who spent a lifetime in service to the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee and was instrumental in helping to establish St. Mary’s Sewanee in 1988.

From the beginning, Anne devoted enormous energy and time to St. Mary’s Sewanee development and, like many of our leadership donors, carried a deep passion and devotion for what we offer.

If you already have made a provision for St. Mary’s Sewanee in your will or through another type of planned gift, you are automatically a member of the Anne Magruder Legacy Society.

To advise us of your planned gift or for further information, please contact Andy Anderson at andy.anderson@stmaryssewanee.org or (800) 728-1659.