17th Annual Walkathon - Thank you!

17th Annual Walkathon - Friday, May 17, 2019

Shining our Light on Art, Music, and Language Enrichment for our Children


With your support, our Walkathon raised over $52,500 in support of our Art, Music, and Language Enrichment programs!

On Friday, May 17, our students and St. Mary community celebrated its 17th Annual Walkathon!

The Walkathon, with a fundraising goal of $45,000, explored “The Trees of Philadelphia: An Urban Nature Walk.” Throughout the spring, students learned how trees have been culturally, environmentally, and symbolically significant since the founding of Philadelphia in “Penn’s Woods.” Their studies and fundraising efforts culminated in this urban nature walk throughout the rich historical and tree-lined streets and parks of our school’s neighborhood.

The Walkathon rallies and unifies the Saint Mary community in support of Art, Music and Language Studies for the children of our school. Thanks to pledges collected by our students and donations made by our benefactors, we can continue to enrich our curriculum with vibrant programs in these essential subjects.

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers and coordinators, and especially Susan and Matt Koger, our Walkathon Co-Chairs.

Thank you to our 17th Annual Walkathon Event and Arts with Hearts Sponsors



Advance 360

Augustine Family

Berner, Klaw and Watson LLP

Carvalho Connolly Family

Finch Family

Flood Family

Gadsby Family

Paul and Susan Helms

Horan Family

Howlett Family

Jamison Family

Lukash Family

Palapura Family

P.J. Clarke's

Michael and Irene Regan

Square Pie

Louis P. Tigano Elevator Inspections

Trotta Family

Please click here to see a full list of our Walkathon Sponsors.

Special Thanks

Howard Nursery of the Pennsylvania Game Commission

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

National Parks Service



Wildlife for Everyone Foundation



The 18th annual Walkathon will be on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

The campaign will begin during Catholic Schools Week, January 2020. More information will be forthcoming. If you would like to donate to the arts programs at Saint Mary through the Walkathon, you may do so year round.

Online: To make a secure donation to support our students’ Art, Music and Language Studies Programs, please click here

Mail: Donations may also be made payable to St. Mary Interparochial School and mailed to St. Mary Interparochial School, Fifth and Locust Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Thank you for supporting the arts at St. Mary Interparochial School!