SPA will be closed Tuesday, January 23, due to the snow and hazardous driving conditions. Please note that school will be closed entirely on Tuesday, including all classes, athletics, and extracurricular activities. We do not make this decision lightly. Like you, we would much prefer our students to be in school, but today’s extreme weather makes travel unsafe for everyone.
Thank you for your understanding, and please stay safe.
Bryn S. Roberts
Head of School
Giving to SPA
SPA remains an exceptional school that lives its mission to shape the minds and the hearts of the people who will change the world. One of the ways alumni/ae can support the mission of the school is through a gift to the Annual Fund.
Your contribution and those from fellow alumni/ae have the power to change a student’s life. Gifts help provide those experiences that are not covered by tuition. In fact, you can designate your gift to a specific target of interest: financial aid/scholarships; student programs; faculty support; or areas of greatest need. Your gift can support what was most meaningful for you at SPA — to benefit others like you.
Giving is easy and your donation is tax deductible. In 2016-17, a record number of alumni/ae supported SPA with a gift. We hope all alumni/ae will consider helping SPA build on that success with a gift every year.
Be sure to mark your calendars for these special SPA alumni/ae philanthropy events:
- Give to the Max Day: Give to the Max Day is “The Great Minnesota Give Together," an annual charitable giving event that allows supporters of Minnesotan nonprofits to give to their favorite causes over a 24-hour time span. In 2016, SPA received more than 150 gifts from alumni/ae, parents, grandparents, and friends in 15 different states across the United States and from around the globe, showing the SPA community is truly worldwide. The 2017 Give to the Max Day is November 16, 2017; please join us in supporting SPA on this day!
- The Alumni/ae Day of Giving: On April 30, 2015, SPA sponsored its first Alumni/ae Day of Giving: a single day for alumni/ae giving at St. Paul Academy and Summit School. Sponsored by the SPA Alumni/ae Council, the Day of Giving celebrated what is possible at SPA because of alumni/ae generosity, and asked all alumni/ae to join in by making a gift. In 2017, the Alumni/ae Council exceeded the goals they set for the day. We are now approaching our 4th Annual Alumni/ae Day of Giving, so mark your calendars for the 2018 Alumni/ae Day of Giving on April 26, 2018.