Parent Giving

Gifts to the Santa Catalina Fund from parents and our greater Catalina community help support what we call the “everyday magic” of Santa Catalina. From professional development for our teachers, guest speakers, and field trips, to upgrades in technology, the Santa Catalina Fund serves as a financial backbone for it all.

Every year the Santa Catalina Fund parent campaign takes place over a six-week time period in the fall. Starting at the beginning of October and ending mid-November. While our main message during those six weeks is PLEDGE NOW, full payment is not due until June 30.

In recent years, participation from Upper School parents has been growing. In 2015-16, 83 percent of Upper School parents contributed to the Santa Catalina Fund. This high level of support is essential when Catalina submits grant requests to foundations. Of course, increased participation across all grades would not be possible without our wonderful team of Santa Catalina Fund parent volunteers who reach out to their fellow parents each fall.

Click here to make your gift to the Santa Catalina Fund today.

If you would like more information on the Santa Catalina Fund or would like to get involved as a parent volunteer, please contact Cristy Mehringer, Annual Fund coordinator, at or 831.655.9310.


Santa Catalina Fund Committee

Co-Chairs: Stephen Schwerdfeger and Satu Terian

Parent Volunteers: Peter Butler, Shannon Damnavits, Merry Nelson, Susan Nixon

Current parent participation
for 2017-2018

Updates as of May 31, 2018.

Seniors (2018) 70%
Juniors (2019) 70%
Sophomores (2020) 86%
Freshmen (2021) 85%


Every gift, at every giving level, makes a difference in the lives of our students and faculty. All donors to the Santa Catalina Fund are acknowledged in the Annual Report.

Giving Levels

Founders' Circle$20,000 and above
Veritas Circle$10,000 to $19,999
Hacienda Circle$5,000 to $9,999
Legacy Circle$2,500 to $4,999
Patrons' Circle$1,500 to $2,499
Associates' Level$500 to $1,499
Friends' Level$250 to $499
Contributors' LevelUp to $249

Donors who make gifts at the Patrons' Circle level and above are considered members of the 1950 Society.

Contact Development

Cristy Mehringer
Annual Fund Coordinator

Santa Catalina School
Development Office
1500 Mark Thomas Drive
Monterey, CA 93940

Fax: 831.655.2084