Welcome to the Catherine McAuley High School Advancement Office homepage.

The McAuley Advancement Office is responsible for school fundraising, as well as all alumnae relations. Fundraising initiatives include the McAuley Annual Fund, the annual Auction, Corporate Sponsorships, the Run for Hope and many others. Activities and mailings are coordinated through the office with the active participation of several students and volunteers.

Regardless of your affiliation with Catherine McAuley High School, Cathedral High School or St. Joseph’s Academy, or if you are a current parent, alumna parent, or a friend of the School, you know the value of an all-girl Mercy education.  At McAuley we take pride in the stewardship of the dollars donated by our supporters.  We provide our students with an environment that encourages excellence in academics, spiritual growth and service to our community.

The full cost of a McAuley education is not covered completely by tuition and fees. Tuition covers 76% of the education and experience here at Catherine McAuley. The role of the Advancement Office is to solicit charitable gifts to bridge the gap between school revenues and the actual cost of operating the School. These contributions are essential to the funding of the School’s programs, campus needs and capital improvements.

The Advancement Office seeks both unrestricted and restricted (i.e. given for a specific purpose) gifts from a wide range of constituencies, including alumnae, parents, Trustees, grandparents, foundations and businesses.

To support the School with a monetary contribution, or for more information regarding ways you can support our girls, please contact the Advancement Office.

Thank you in advance for your partnership in our mission.  The administration, faculty, staff, and students are grateful for your commitment.


The Advancement Office is located on the first floor of the Smith House, attached to the Academy building. Our office line is (207) 797-3802 and our fax is (207) 878-4454. Please note the individual phone extensions below.

Advancement Office personnel:

Ginger Jones, Director of Advancement, ext. 2018