Ways to Give

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Sponsor A Student

The San Miguel School is not tuition-driven.

Our mission is to serve students most in need and the tuition paid by families covers less than 6% of the school’s annual operating budget.

Student sponsorship covers the operational expenses typically offset by tuition in most private, independent schools. Sponsoring a student helps to close the gap between what parents and families are able to pay and the cost of an educational experience that turns lives around.

A suggested sponsorship commitment of $8,900 annually for four years (or $4,450 for a partial sponsorship) is a transformational gift in a young boy's life. Our Student Sponsors are individuals, foundations, families, and businesses that choose to make a life-changing gift directly linked to the education of one of our students. The full cost of educating a student at The San Miguel School is nearly $16,000 per year, including extended-day activities.

In addition to a student sponsorship, the financial package covering student tuition includes the contribution from parents/families, which is based on their ability to pay (usually 3-5% of the cost), and may include a scholarship from donations to STEPS through the RI Scholarship Tax Credit Program. Other private fundraising efforts, including the school's Annual Fund, and special events supporting the Scholarship Fund, are used to make up the remaining difference.

A sponsorship directly links a student to a donor. As a Student Sponsor, you will learn about your sponsored student. Through letters and invitations to special recognition programs, you will stay informed about his achievements and the future aspirations of the young man whose education is sponsored by your generous gift.

To learn more about becoming a Student Sponsor, contact us at (401) 467-9777 X117.  


Secure Online Giving 

Make change with San Miguel immediately by donating via our online link:


Gifts of Cash, Check, or credit card

Checks should be made payable to The San Miguel School and sent to:

The San Miguel School
Development Office
PO Box 6367
Providence, RI 02940

You may make a Credit Card gift (Visa, Mastercard or Discover) online, or by calling us at (401) 467-9777 x115. 


gifts of Stock

Please contact us at (401) 467-9777 x117 to let us know if you are making a gift of stock.
To donate, your broker should transfer stock to:
Gift to: San Miguel Education Center
National Financial Services LLC
DTC # 0226 . FBO Acct # 0EA 160997 (be sure to use #0, not letter ‘O')

Stock gifts are managed for San Miguel Education Center (San Miguel School) by: Barrett & Company, 42 Weybosset St., Providence, RI


United Way and SECA … Gift of time

You may designate all or part of your gift to San Miguel School by writing in:

The San Miguel School
525 Branch Avenue
Providence, RI 02904

You may also designate The San Miguel School to receive a donation through your gift to the CFC (Combined Federal Campaign).


Matching Gifts

Many employers offer a matching gift program. Please check with your human resources department and forward the required forms with your gift. You may also forward forms by fax at 401-785-4976. 

Some of the companies that have matched gifts to San Miguel School:

Amica / Bank of America / Citizens Bank / McKinsey & Co / Merrill Lynch / National Grid / Nellie Mae Foundation / Wells Fargo Bank


In-Kind Gifts

In-Kind gifts help us to respond to the needs of our students and families in ways that would not be possible otherwise. We are happy to talk with you about an in-kind gift you are considering. Please contact us at (401) 467-9777 x117. 


Planned Gifts

Remembering The San Miguel School in your estate planning will allow you to continue ‘touching hearts and minds' forever. The simplest way to make a gift is to include San Miguel as a beneficiary of your will or trust. Other Planned Giving opportunities include gifts of life insurance or retirement funds, or donation of stocks or securities.

If you have already included The San Miguel School in your estate planning or have arranged to make any type of planned gift, please let us know so that we may thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness.



If you pay income taxes to the State of Rhode Island, you may be eligible to participate in the Rhode Island Corporate Scholarship Tax Credit program.

The RI Corporate Scholarship Tax Credit enables qualified businesses to help low-income families afford an independent school education. In return, businesses earn a substantial tax credit as well as the public recognition associated with charitable giving. 

Funds contributed to the Scholarship Tax Credit are distributed to certified Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs)—charitable organizations which represent two or more private schools and administer scholarships to eligible students. Scholarships to Economically Poor Students (STEPS) is one of four SGOs in Rhode Island.

The San Miguel School is a member of STEPS, receiving 25% of designated STEPS monies. Other members of STEPS are Community Preparatory School, Sophia Academy, and the Grace School at Meeting Street.

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Family Support

We provide family support through a variety of our programming. We want our families to know that we will uplift and support them.