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Why I Give

Robert Summers '86

"Bishop McNamara just gave me a great foundation. It has helped shape who I am today, and because of that, giving back to the school has always been easy for me."

Robert Summers '86
Alumnus, Board of Directors President, Hall of Fame


Joseph Hawkins '67

"I give back because I believe Bishop McNamara High School put me on the right path academically. It helped me realize I could be ‘smart.’  Bishop McNamara also encouraged me to believe that I could do anything to which I set my mind."

Joseph Hawkins '67


The Cappello Family

"When you think back to your high school years and the fond memories that bring a smile to your face, please think about giving. Because that means there’s been a positive effect on you." 

The Cappello Family
Alumni, Alumni Parents


Charmayne Sugars Clark '85

"I choose to give to Bishop McNamara because I believe in the mission of this school. Even though I am a graduate of La Reine (BMHS' sister school), I consider myself an alumna. I am very excited about the La Reine Science Center which allows me to continue the memory of my wonderful high school"

Charmaine Sugars Clark '85
LRHS Alumna, Hall of Fame, Former Faculty


How do I give to BMHS?

Bishop McNamara accepts a variety of tax-deductible donations.

Did you know IRA distributions for charitable giving are TAX-FREE?

Qualified charitable distributions allow you to reduce taxable income, achieve charitable giving goals, and - if necessary - satisfy your required minimum distribution - all in one transaction. 

Did you know you can donate stocks or bonds for a tax donation?

You can donate stocks to Bishop McNamara and receive a taxable donation. Outright gifts of appreciated stocks or bonds allow you to save taxes twice through charitable deductions and avoid capital gain tax. You may designate your donation to a certain fund or the annual fund at BMHS.     

Donate your house, real estate, and art to BMHS. 

BMHS will accept homes, real estate, and art with proper documentation for a tax donation and under BMHS gift guidelines. 

Join the 1964 Society of Planned Giving 

Add BMHS to your planned giving, remainder trusts, gift annuities, lead trusts, or retained life estate plans.  

For additional information, please contact Sandy Mammano at or 240-455-9592.