From the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston: As many of you are aware, the Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio, recently released a list of priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. Included in the list were the names of priests who have been stationed near, or who have celebrated liturgies and other events at parishes within the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, including our Catholic Schools. The Diocese encourages anyone who may be the victim of abuse by one of these priests, or any priest in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, to contact your local authorities or the Diocesan Office of Safe Environment at (304) 233-0880.


Each year the school runs an annual fund drive to help bridge the gap between expenses and income received from tuition payments and Parish assessments. All donations will be applied to the annual fund unless use of monies is specified by the donor.

Ways you can support St.Mary’s Grade School

Outright gifts

The most common way of supporting the school is with a gift of cash, securities, real estate, or personal property. The benefits of making an outright gift to St. Mary’s include a tax deduction based upon the current value of the gift and the avoidance of capital gains tax. Outright gifts also have the advantage of being immediately available to the school


Not everyone is able to make the gift they would like at one time. You can make a commitment to spread donations over a period of months, quarters, or years. It is possible to give more generously over a period of time than through a single gift.

Matching Gifts

Many companies now have employee matching gift programs. Donations to ST.Mary’s will be matched by an employer. Some companies will even donate financially when their employees provide community service hours to the school. Contact the human relations or personnel office at your employer to find out if your gifts can be matched.

Planned Gifts

Including St. Mary’s in your financial and estate plans can help secure the long term future of the school. Examples of planned gifts are:

  • Bequests, Wills and/or Trusts
  • Life insurance policies
  • Retirement plans.

It is advisable to contact a tax or financial advisor when considering making a planned gift to the school.

In-Kind Donations

St. Mary’s welcomes in-kind donations for required projects. Gifts of services/and or materials are always needed.


We are always looking for willing volunteers for our programs and events.

St. Mary's Catholic Grade School ©
107 East Pike Street
Clarksburg, WV 26301
Tel.: 304-622-9831