Giving

“. . . Catholic education—and especially the Catholic School, the one place where such an education is made available in an integrated, consistent and clear manner—provides the ideal setting for rediscovering the faith anew and encountering the Lord Jesus as a Person. In a word the Catholic School is the finest herald and the strongest protagonist for the New Evangelization. Students, teachers, staff and parents together will rediscover the faith and encounter Jesus Christ, above all, in His Real presence in the Eucharist.”

~ Bishop Loverde ~

Giving Opportunities

For over 40 years, St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School has offered a quality Catholic education in the Dominican tradition serving the Woodbridge community in the Diocese of Arlington. Inside this humble building, students are taught the precious truths of our Catholic faith in an environment that helps them to integrate that faith into all aspects of life. Generous benefactors such as yourself join us in furthering our mission of forming the next generation of young Catholic minds. We are so grateful to each of you for your support.

Our Catholic faith teaches that “Catholic schools are a vital part of the teaching mission of the church.” At Aquinas, we strive to provide an education that is both affordable and accessible for our families but we cannot do that without the support of our entire Catholic community. Recent statements of the church have affirmed “the burden of supporting Catholic schools can no longer be placed solely on the individual parishes that support them or the families that pay tuition. The future of Catholic education depends on the Catholic community.” Your support is integral to the success of Aquinas!

We are grateful for your prayerful consideration of the Annual Appeal. Our benefactors and their intentions remain in our prayers weekly as a school community. May God continue to bless you and keep your loved ones close to His heart.

*All quotes are from the USCCB writings on Catholic education located on their website at www.usccb.org

The Tuition Angels program is for Aquinas families who are experiencing temporary hardships.  They may be unexpectedly out of work, have experienced a severe medical condition, or some other unforeseen circumstance.  Through Tuition Angels we are able to help them meet their tuition obligation through the end of the school year.

Mrs. Carol Ann Reiche, great-grandmother of Cicely Erale (5th Grade) and Asher Baker, and grandmother of Erica Erale Baker, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2021. Mrs. Reiche was a very strong supporter of Catholic education, and St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School in particular. A military spouse, she considered herself fortunate to have been able to live in Italy and see both Pope Pius XII and Pope John XXIII in person. Mrs. Reiche loved going to Mass and believed strongly in her Catholic faith. To donate online to Aquinas in her memory, please click HERE and choose “in memory of Carol Ann Reiche”. If donating via check, please note on the check “in memory of Carol Ann Reiche”.

Dr. James “Jim” Kelly, father of Aquinas graduates Tyler, Patrick, Ryan, and Harrison and husband of Joy Kelly our longtime school nurse passed away on April 26, 2020. Active in our school community and passionate about his family and science, Mrs. Kelly and his four sons are establishing a Science Scholarship in his name. To donate online to Aquinas in his memory, please click HERE and choose “in memory of Jim Kelly”. If donating via check, please note on the check “in memory of Jim Kelly”.

Mrs. Kitty Brever was a longtime and dearly loved Aquinas teacher serving our community for over 20 years. During her time at the school she taught both Kindergarten and 2nd grade. To donate online to Aquinas in her memory, please click HERE and choose “in memory of Kitty Brever”. If donating via check, please note on the check “in memory of Kitty Brever”.

Clay Haga passed away on August 26, 2019. To donate online to Aquinas in his memory, please click HERE and choose “in memory of Clay Haga”. If donating via check, please note on the check “in memory of Clay Haga”.

Over the years, our school has been blessed with many generous benefactors who demonstrate their support of Catholic education and honor their cherished loved ones through the creation of scholarships. If you are interested in establishing a memorial fund or would like to donate to a general scholarship opportunity, please contact Pamela Howser at development@aquinastars.org. We are happy to provide more information.

Ways to Give

Online Donation: Donate through our secure online donation portal

St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School is a 501 (c)(3) entity and your gift is entirely tax deductible

Questions? Email development@aquinastars.org.

Please make your check payable to STARS and mail to: Development, 13750 Mary’s Way, Woodbridge, VA 22191

St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School is a 501 (c)(3) entity and your gift is entirely tax deductible

Questions? Email development@aquinastars.org.

 

Text the word AQUINAS to 41444 and you will be directed to our secure online donation portal

St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School is a 501 (c)(3) entity and your gift is entirely tax deductible

Questions? Email development@aquinastars.org.

To designate our school on your United Way pledge, please choose Option D and enter the following information:

St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School
EIN: 54-1045443
13750 Mary’s Way
Woodbridge, VA 22191

Thank you for your generosity!