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  • Every gift makes a difference

    We need you!
It is difficult to imagine what The Steward School would look like without the generous financial contributions that many have made throughout the years. What once existed as only a single building has now become a complete and beautiful campus, but it is what lies within the buildings that makes The Steward School so special. Steward is committed to remaining small, no matter the size of the campus. For our students, this means small class sizes and personalized attention. To fulfill this commitment, we rely on additional sources of revenue.

Recurring Gifts

Our recurring gift program allows you to make your support on a schedule that fits your preferences.

By starting a recurring gift, you’ll make a long-lasting impact on the Steward community. Wonder how your sustaining monthly support can add up?
  • $10 per month can purchase supplies for the fine arts program
  • $25 per month can fund new equipment to support athletics
  • $50 per month can help upgrade technology and software
  • $100 per month can provide professional development for multiple teachers
  • $250 per month can significantly offset tuition assistance for a student in need

Ways to Give

Susan Cramer Twining '84 (Mother of Abbey ‘13 and Mason ‘18)

"Steward gave me, and now gives my children, what very few places can give: an opportunity to explore and pursue a wide variety of academic and extracurricular activities in a safe and supportive environment. I support Steward because it is a treasure to me and to this amazing city."

Giving FAQ

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  • Can I designate my gift for a specific purpose?

    Yes! We encourage you to direct your gift to a program that is meaningful to you. The Steward50 campaign has three main priorities:

    • Endowment: Support long-term sustainability and growth
    • Capital Expenditures: Support campus and grounds improvements
    • Annual Fund: Support the daily operations at The Steward School
    If you would like to support a specific program at Steward, such as the Bryan Innovation Lab, athletics, or arts, please contact the Development office at or (804) 740-3394, ext. 2304.
  • Does Steward have giving levels?

    Every gift is greatly valued and deeply appreciated. Steward’s giving levels consider gifts of any amount, from $1 to more than $10,000.
    • Helen Dixon Circle -$10,000 and above
    • Headmaster's Circle - $5,000 to $9,999
    • Steward Society - $2,500 to $4,999
    • 1972 Society - $1,972 to $2,499
    • Spartan Society - $1,000 to $1,971
    • Corinthian Club - $500 to $999
    • Gold - $250 to $499
    • Blue - $100 to $249
    • Patron - Up to $99
    *Denotes Founders Society
  • How can I make a gift?

    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 starts July 1 and closes June 30.
  • How can I make a stock transfer?

    If you would like to enjoy the tax advantages of making a gift of stock to Steward, please click here for complete stock transfer information.
  • What is Annual Giving?

    Steward strives to minimize tuition, which covers the basic costs for operating a successful school. Your annual gifts 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.
  • Who can I contact if I have a question about my giving, need a duplicate receipt, or want to see if I have paid my pledge?

    If you have questions about giving, need a printed receipt, or inquire if you have paid your pledge, contact the Development office at or (804) 740-3394, ext. 2304.
  • Why is my participation important?

    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.
  • Will my company match my gift to The Steward School?

    Many companies have matching gift opportunities available for their employees, retirees, and families. Taking advantage of these programs can double or sometimes triple your gift to Steward. To see if your company will match your gift, click here.

Meet the Development Team

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    Jenni Booker Baker  

    Director of Development
    (804) 740-3394 x2306
  • Photo of Meredith Harris

    Meredith Harris 

    Assistant Director of Development
    (804) 565-2327
  • Photo of Emma Krusz

    Emma Krusz 

    Development Associate, Alumni Engagement and Volunteers
    (804) 740-3394
  • Photo of Nan Semmelman

    Nan Semmelman 

    Events Coordinator
    (804) 740-3394 x2333
  • Photo of Amy Sherman

    Amy Sherman 

    Development Associate, Auxiliary Groups and Volunteers
    (804) 740-3394
  • Photo of Sydney Smith

    Sydney Smith 

    Special Projects Coordinator
    (804) 740-3394 x2328
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