2021 is St. Mary School’s 150 year of serving the families of Gilroy. Through good times and bad St. Mary has been focused on the needs of their students and families.  The St. Mary Mothers’ Guild hosts a Walk-a-Thon annually in an effort to provide needed financial support to the school.  These funds have been used to meet many important school needs such as buses for field trips, classroom supplies, new textbooks, scholarships for our outgoing 8th graders and offsetting tuition.

This year, our funds will be used for our school library revitalization project. This multi-year project will consist of the acquisition of a “leveled book library” intended to meet the individual needs of all our students. Providing a literacy upgrade is important to both our parents and faculty. As a community, the pandemic has impacted access to reading materials and we want to ensure our students have access to the resources they need.

Last year alone, we raised over $37,000, and this year we are hoping to exceed that.  The 13th Annual St. Mary School Walk-A-Thon will be held on Nov 19, 2021 and will be a “Turkey Trot” theme with a focus on family, positive personal habits, healthy lifestyle, and building a sense of community.

If you have a business, we hope you will consider sponsoring this event.  Not only is your donation 100% tax deductible, but you will help us in reaching our fundraising goals. Please click on our Sponsorship Levels to see what comes along with your generous gift, do decide what level of sponsorship is right for you and your business.  We can only achieve these goals through generous donations from members of our community like yourself.

Platinum Level: $1000 and above
Gold Level: $500
Silver Level: $300

Thank you in advance for your consideration of becoming a Walkathon sponsor.

Platinum – $1000

  • Your business Logo/ name will appear in the Platinum Sponsorship banner, on the top of the web page used by every student participating and seen by each person logging on to enter a pledge.
  • Your business Logo/ name will appear in all marketing material paper and web based.
  • Your business name will be in a published Thank You letter after the event.
  • You will be featured as a business spotlight on our Facebook Page and Instagram.
  • You will be thanked in the Parish Spotlight.
  • Your business Logo/ name will be included on a Banner hung outside the school for the city of Gilroy to see.

Gold – $500

  • Your business Logo/ name will appear in the Sponsorship section, on the web page used by every student participating and seen by each person logging on to enter a pledge.
  • Your business Logo/ name will appear in all marketing material paper and web based.
  • Your business name will be in a published Thank You letter after the event.

Silver – $300

  • Your business name will appear in the Sponsorship section, on the web page used by every student participating and seen by each person logging on to enter a pledge.
  • Your business name will appear in a published Thank You letter after the event.

If you wish to support our event with an in-kind donation, please reach out to Andrea Mah.   Our greatest need in In-Kind donations are for prizes for the students and families for their participation, as well as things we can use for the event itself.  For more information about what we are looking for, or to share your ideas contact Andrea at 408-607-4332 or andrearmah@gmail.com

For more information regarding sponsorship and donation opportunities, please contact Andrea Mah.  We are grateful for your consideration!