Mary Lead Us Campaign
Visionary and faith-filled parish families supported the establishment of our parochial school in 1869 on the corner of Wolfe and South Royal Streets in Old Town Alexandria. In 1950 parishioners and school families were asked to support the building of a new school at 400 Green Street.
Now it's our turn.
Together, we can elevate our school from its "industrial revolution" campus layout and classroom functionality to a vibrant, secure and inclusive 21st-century school for Christ-centered learning. We invest in our school as a center of parish life. And, most importantly, we affirm our responsibility as disciples of Christ it educate and evangelize.
Great Generosity and Prayers Will Be Needed
Along with a mix of financing and parish investment contribution, the Basilica of Saint Mary is seeking to raise visionary and generous philanthropic support of school parents, parent and student alumni and parishioner families.
For over 150 years, the Basilica School of Saint Mary’s founding, growth and evolution was made possible by the unyielding financial and spiritual support of the parishioners. The original Saint Mary’s Hall, the Lyceum, the new school on Green and South Royal, the school’s west and east wing additions, the convent (now Stephens Hall) and the gymnasium are structures built from the patrimony of multiple generations of parishioners who cared deeply about ensuring the legacy of Catholic education. This extraordinary generosity continues today in countless ways including the work of the school’s HSA parent organization members who work tirelessly to conduct successful fundraising initiatives each year.
Your Financial Support for This Visionary Plan for Our Parish and School is Paramount to Our Success
A pledge may be sacrificial in nature as appropriate for your family and can be one that you know will help realize the funding priorities of the campaign. All gifts to the Mary Lead Us Campaign should be equal in sacrifice, not necessarily equal in dollar amount, and it is our hope that your giving reflects this measure.