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Support Blessed Sacrament School

Your generous support enables us to continue our long-tradition -  
100 YEARS - of academic excellence and helping our students grow spiritually, morally, emotionally, and physically!

Blessed Sacrament School is thriving because of the support we receive from our community. Your gift, whether it be a gift of time, talent or treasure, has a powerful impact on every single student that walks through our BSS doors.

Please Consider Donating to One of Our Funds Today!


Our most prominent giving priority is our Annual Fund - it must be replenished each year to support our operating costs, meet our financial obligations and accomplish our mission.

100% of every donation to support our Annual Fund supports the mission of Blessed Sacrament School and has direct impact on each BSS Student and Faculty member! 

Please see below to learn more about the importance of giving to our Annual Fund, as well as our Smyth Endowment Fund and through our many HSA events.



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Annual Fund

Annual Fund is our foremost giving priority and is essential to our sustainability as an institution. Like most independent schools, tuition covers about 90% of our annual operating expenses. Your donation serves to bridge the gap between tuition income and school operating expenses.

A strong Annual Fund Campaign ensures we can honor our mission of educating young minds, while keeping tuition costs stabilized, and providing the best possible programs, faculty and facilities for students. The vast majority of our budget gap is bridged by charitable donations to Annual Fund which provides funding for the following areas:

  • Faculty Compensation - Attracting and retaining skilled educators is at the heart of our mission.
  • Innovative Technology & Curriculum - The field of education is continually evolving and we must keep pace. Identifying and implementing new technology and innovative curricula is critical in today’s learning environment. 
  • Stimulating & Safe Environments - Our physical building and facilities must be constantly upgraded to keep pace with new technology and advancements in safe school environments.   
  • Professional Development - Our teachers are also students! A robust operating budget allows us to underwrite the cost of continuing education and enrichment for our teachers so they can provide high-quality instruction.  
  • Tuition Stabilization - As a Catholic school, educating each new generation of young people is our mission. As part of this mission, we strive to keep tuition as attainable and stable as possible. On average, every student receives an annual tuition discount of $1,000. Instead of larger annual increases, we ask every family to contribute a tax-deductible donation, thus reducing each student’s annual tuition cost and encouraging a diverse student body. 
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How much should I give? What are the BSS Annual Fund Giving Circles?

Every gift, no matter the size, has a direct and powerful impact on the students and faculty at BSS. We ask that every person and/or family give what they are able, we receive gifts from $10 - $25,000, every gift no matter the size, is deeply appreciated and makes a difference. 

Your gift will be noted under the appropriate BSS Annual Fund Donor Giving Circle. You will receive special recognition on our BSS Giving webpage and in our summer Bulldog Bark. 

BSS Annual Fund Giving Circles

  • Leadership Circle: Gifts of $10,000+
  • 1923 Founders Society: Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999
  • BSS Honor Society: Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999
  • Bulldog Society: Gifts of $1,000 - $2,499
  • Blue & Gold Club: Gifts of $250 – $999
  • BSS Booster Club: Gifts up to $249
  • Bulldog Young Alumni  (New Giving Circle especially for our young BSS alumni Classes of ’10 -‘22)​​

*Donors of $1,000 or more are invited to attend a Donor Recognition Event.

All donations to Annual Fund are tax deductible. Blessed Sacrament School is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Federal Tax ID 53-020-8375.

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Thank you to our Generous Annual Fund Donors

We are extremely grateful to our 2022/2023 Annual Fund Donors who raised $169,598  to support our school! 

The Annual Fund is our MOST prominent GIVING PRIORITY as it must be replenished each year to support our operating costs and meet our financial obligations. 

We would like to thank our generous 2022 – 2023 Annual Fund Donors.

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What is a Matching Gift?

A matching gift is an easy way to increase your contribution. Many employers offer matching gift programs to support their employee’s philanthropy.  Please contact your company Human Resource Representative to see if Blessed Sacrament School qualifies for a matching gift. 

If your employer has a matching gift program, please obtain a matching gift form from them and send it to Blessed Sacrament School (Mail:  Office of Development Blessed Sacrament School, 5841 Chevy Chase PKWY NW, Washington, DC 20015 or along with your own contribution to the BSS Annual Fund. Heather Kearns, Development Director, will then complete the form and return it to your employer. 

Please contact Heather Kearns, Development Director, at or 202-966-6682 with any questions or for assistance. 

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Can I make a donation in memory or honor of someone special to me?

Yes, you may choose to make a gift in memory of or in honor of a special person. All memorial and honorary gifts are recognized in our summer Bulldog Bark Annual Report and on our website at www.bsstoday/giving

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Ways to Give to Annual Fund:

Every gift counts, and is a gift of faith, love and appreciation to Blessed Sacrament School and the children and families who will directly benefit from your giving.

There are many ways to give:

Give Online: Online gifts can be made through our secure online giving form. You can charge your one-time gift on American Express, Visa, or MasterCard. 

Donate ONLINE To Annual Fund

Phone: You may make a gift to Blessed Sacrament School with Visa, MasterCard or American Express cards by calling 202-966-6682 x3973 and asking for Heather Kearns, Director of Development.

Mail Check: Please make your check payable to the Blessed Sacrament School and mail to:

Office of Development
Blessed Sacrament School
5841 Chevy Chase PKWY, NW
Washington, DC 20015

Please note gifts are recognized in the fiscal year during which they are received. BSS Fiscal year begins on July 1st to June 30th. All gifts made to Blessed Sacrament School are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. You will receive a Thank you letter including an acknowledgment of your gift for tax purposes.  

*Blessed Sacrament School is a 501(c)(3) organization. Federal Tax ID 53-0208375.

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Msgr Smyth Endowment Fund

The school’s endowment fund provides financial security for the future and strengthens our ability to advance our mission. Making a gift to the endowment fund is creating a legacy for future generations. Please note that though our Smyth Endowment Fund vitally important to Blessed Sacrament School, contributing to the Smyth Fund does not count as participation in our Annual Fund. 

  • Like any endowment fund, the Smyth Fund’s capital is invested for long-term growth, while also making annual disbursements to the school to support various initiatives. 
  • The fund not only serves as a safety net for the impact of unforeseen circumstances, it also provides capital for necessary renovations and one-time projects and upgrades, such as financing the beloved “Field of Dreams”. 
  • In addition the fund supports two very important goals – Providing financial aid for those who may not be able to attend our excellent school and to provide and supporting Teacher Enrichment, Training and Salaries for our incredible teachers. 

Please note that although our Smyth Endowment Fund is vitally important to Blessed Sacrament School, contributing to the Smyth Fund does not count as participation in our Annual Fund. 

Golf Logo 2019 .png We hope that you will join us for a fun day out with your Bulldog friends, for this year’s Smyth Fund Golf Classic on Monday, October 24, 2022 at Kenwood Country Club.  

To register and for more information please visit:

Please visit the Smyth Endowment Fund’s new website to learn more and to GIVE today:

Donate to the Msgr Smyth Fund Now

Supporting BSS through our HSA

The HSA’s primary responsibility is to organize events and activities which help raise the funds necessary to support BSS in providing our children with a quality Catholic education. In recent years, as a result of these fundraising efforts, the HSA has been able to provide money in support of academic programs, contribute to BSS scholarships, and enhance the physical plant at BSS through improvements to our auditorium and school grounds.

Please note that though these events are vitally important to Blessed Sacrament School, contributing to an event does not count as participation in our Annual Fund; they are separate fundraising opportunities that all support our beloved school through different initiatives. 

For more information on the HSA Fundraising Events, Service & Special Programs and to volunteer please visit our website at

Questions & Contact Information:

Please contact Heather Kearns, Director of Development, at 202-966-6682 or with any questions or comments.

Blessed Sacrament School is a 501(c)(3) organization. Federal Tax ID 53-0208375