You can support Steward by making a gift of cash, appreciated assets, or bequests. To make a gift online, go to our secure online giving form. Gifts may also be pledged monthly, quarterly, or in one single payment. The school’s fiscal year begins July 1 and closes June 30.
While we rely on the generosity of leadership gifts, please know that every gift — no matter the amount — is needed and important. At any level, participation demonstrates your commitment to The Steward School. Your contribution generates enthusiasm and encourages others to join you in celebrating and supporting Steward.
Also, foundations and corporations view fundraising participation as a key benchmark of institutional strength. Before these organizations will consider donating their dollars to The Steward School, they want to know that the Steward community believes in and supports the school’s mission.
Steward strives to minimize tuition, which covers the basic costs for operating a successful school. The Annual Giving portion of Steward50 continues to benefit our students and faculty while enhancing the school’s programs. For example, your annual gift can be investment in the students by providing uniforms for athletes, easels for the art program, books for the classrooms, and technology tools for the Bryan Innovation Lab.
Shawn Morrison is the director of development. Shawn’s prior position as director of annual giving initially brought him to our campus to meet with employees who are University of Richmond grads, but he soon realized that we are the best small school in Richmond! An alumni of Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, Shawn earned his B.A. in mathematics with a secondary education concentration from the University of Richmond before leaving town to work at Duke University as the assistant director of the annual fund and reunion giving. He was lured back to UR in early 2007 where he rose through the Development Office, gaining experience as a major gifts officer, director of prospect research, and director of annual giving, while earning a Master of Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in philanthropy. Shawn and his wife have two sons who are Steward Spartans.
Kate Boyles is the Associate Director of Development. She started in Steward in 2017. Kate holds a BA from William and Mary with a double major in psychology and women’s studies. Past work experience includes Director of Development at Riverside School and Director of Development at Richmond Behavioral Health Foundation. Kate is also on the board of directors of the Central VA Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals. Originally from Pittsburgh, Kate has made the City of Richmond her home for more than a decade, with her husband and two children