At St. Bernard, Thanksgiving is more than a day.

It’s a way of life.

Since 1891 St. Bernard has educated and shaped the lives of young men and women to become leaders, pioneers, and trailblazers — all making the world a better place.

30 Days of Thanks and Giving is an annual autumn campaign that celebrates St. Bernard and its most important assetour people. Each year in the month leading up to Giving Tuesday, we ask our monks, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and friends, “Why are YOU thankful for St. Bernard?” It is always exciting to read and share these moments of thankfulness.

This year, 30 Days of Thanks and Giving will focus on the arts, raising money for our new Set the Tone initiative. Earlier this year, we asked all of our teachers to develop a “wish list” of up to three of the most needed items for their music/art programs.

About the Project

2022 Thanks and Giving will focus on the Fine Arts at St. Bernard Prep.

The money raised will go directly to help our Band, Choir, Drama and Art Departments. This will allow our students to continue to develop their passion for the Fine Arts.

100% of the money will go to the Fine Arts Programs at St. Bernard Prep

Tuition fees and general donations do not cover all expenses.

This project aims to support our teachers with the ability to provide them needed, quality items so as to give our students every educational advantage for developing their creative skills.

Making a gift directly benefits every  teacher, every student.

Our teachers often earn a smaller salary than Alabama public school teachers, yet they are committed to their students and a love of learning. Your gift to this project allows our teachers to purchase needed items without having to use their personal funds.

30 Days of Thanks and Giving is only possible through gifts made by you, the St. Bernard Family.​

Mindful of the ongoing campaigns supporting the School and Abbey, we make this three-point promise:

1. This is a self-sustaining campaign  only gifts made to this project will be used to support it.

2. Our fine arts department will receive 100% of all money raised.

3. All items to be purchased with the donated proceeds are approved by school leadership, ensuring they are proven fine arts needs.

Why should you make a gift to this project?

All gifts made to the school are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law as St. Bernard Preparatory School is recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

This is a perfect opportunity to make a charitable gift before the 2022 calendar year ends to add to your charitable giving totals for your income tax returns filed in 2023.

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