Why Give?

Let our Charity be a bright and burning light, pointing out the path of virtue to all who surround us.

- Blessed Mother Marie Rose Durocher

Take a moment to imagine the best school possible...What would it be like?

Chances are, you're imagining a combination of outstanding facilities, dedicated and inspiring teachers, the best learning materials to support a superb, well-rounded education, small classes, and a diverse student body with whom your daughter will share a common bond that endures long after her graduation. A school that will challenge her to be the best she can be, that will celebrate her achievements, and that will nurture her as she develops into an independent, self-confident young woman who will be equipped to succeed at the university of her choice, and in life.

That’s what we've been delivering here at Holy Names for more than 130 years. That's our vision. That's what we do. That's what you can expect from us.

But this cannot be accomplished by tuition alone.  Philanthropy holds a special place at AHN as we educate our students to live and learn in the spirit of our foundress, Mother Marie Rose Durocher. 

Financial support, beyond tuition, fills an important gap in our budget by providing resources for students and their families, filling the pipeline with bold and innovative thinkers, producing moral and socially-responsible leaders, and by paving the way for the future in honor of our founding order, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.  

Gifts of all kinds and sizes are important and welcome.  Every donation connects students and teachers, supports academic, arts and athletic excellence, sustains the beauty of our 64-acre campus, and insures the continuation of our rightful place as the only private, college-preparatory school for girls in grades 6-12 in the Greater Capital District.

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    Nora Ritinski 

    Director of Institutional Advancement
    518.438.7895 x 219
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    Susan Tobin 

    Director of Development and Alumnae Relations
    518.438.7895 x603

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