The Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon Foundation was established in 1998 to encourage financial aid and community support for the education, health care, and community service ministries of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon.

We exist only to serve and sustain the community care efforts of the Sisters while honoring their rich spiritual legacy founded nearly 130 years ago. We fulfill this mission through relationship-building, fundraising, stewardship, and marketing.

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Annual Report

This issue highlights those who serve the community and their extraordinary commitments to the core values of living valiantly, striving for excellence, honoring the unique gifts of others, and celebrating God and life.  We are grateful for them and you, our donors, who make our work possible. 2018-19 Annual Report. 

It is with tremendous gratitude that the SSMO Foundation celebrates 20 years of community impact, thanks to you, our donors. On behalf of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon, Maryville, and Valley Catholic School it is an honor to present the SSMO Foundation 2017-18 Annual Report.

Our community, including families and friends of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon (SSMO), Valley Catholic School and Maryville, is deeply rooted in the core values of living valiantly, striving for excellence, honoring the unique gifts of each person and celebrating God and life. By actively living these values, our donors pushed the SSMO Foundation’s efforts to significant levels of contribution for our community.

The SSMO Foundation Annual Report is a comprehensive listing of individuals and organizations who made a gift to the SSMO Foundation from July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017.


Thankful: Our new issue of Spirit Magazine

The new issue of Spirit magazine focuses on thankfulness. “On this campus, being thankful and expressing gratitude are exceedingly important – they are taught and caught here. From the tiniest toddlers to the toughest team players to the time-tested elders, giving thanks via service and saying thanks for services performed are essential. Smiles abound when we do for others. And, when gratitude is genuinely expressed, both the giver and the receiver are blessed.” – Sister Adele Marie Altenhofen

We invite you to enjoy the new issue of Spirit.

Spirit Archives (2002-present)