Excellence In Education
What is the Excellence in Education Annual Fund?
The Excellence in Education Annual Fund is designed to bridge the gap between tuition and what it actually costs to educate a child at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School. Every gift greatly contributes to the high quality education St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School is able to provide its students.
Where does the money go?
60% of gifts received are invested in the Excellence in Education Annual Fund, which provides income for scholarships and keeps tuition increases to a minimum. The remaining forty percent goes directly to the school’s operating budget.
As a Catholic community we are called to provide for those who need our help. For the 2017-18 school year, we provided $120,000 in scholarships to over 75 students who would otherwise not be able to attend our school. We all benefit through their involvement in our school community.
How do I donate?
You will receive a pledge card in August with a letter requesting your participation. Your tax-deductible contribution can be made at any time. We gladly accept cash, checks, credit cards, stock transfers, and company-matched gifts. We will send out monthly or quarterly letters reminding you of your pledge, along with confirmation letters acknowledging your gifts.
Increase the Value of Your Gift
Many corporations and businesses have a Matching Gift Program, which will match the contributions of their employees to educational institutions. For example, if you work for a company with such a program, your $250 contribution would be matched by another $250 from the company. Please inquire at your company’s Human Resources Department regarding your donation.
I can’t give much so my donation wouldn’t be important.
Every donation is important. Many small donations become a large donation. You might also consider a monthly donation over the next 10 months; a donation of $20 a month becomes $200 after 10 months. All donations, whether large or small, are needed and welcomed.