Why We Fundraise
First, and foremost, we believe in our students and what it means to invest in the future. We believe that an education from St. Patrick Catholic School forms authentic Christian leaders for tomorrow. The students, faculty, and staff benefit greatly from your gifts to St. Patrick. Each gift, big or small, is very important.
By fundraising, this allows us to continue to assist with improving the quality of our educational programs, maintain our facilities, provide tuition assistance and so much more, while keeping our tuition affordable. Participation by all families is encouraged so that we may qualify for grants.
There may be other events and activities approved by the school’s administration, organized by the parents association or student council, in which parents will be asked to participate. The proceeds from these events fund the operation of specific clubs, events or items not otherwise allocated in the budget.
Your tax-deductible gifts are needed every year to continue to offer our students the best programs available. Please prayerfully consider a gift to help develop the leaders of tomorrow.
You may donate through the PayPal donation button in the sidebar. No PayPal account is required.
Many corporations recognize and are willing to support private education through a matching gift program. For example, if you work for a company with a matching gift program and you contribute $250 to the school, your company will match a percentage of your gift. Please inquire with your company’s Human Resource Department if you are uncertain if they have a matching gifts program.
St. Patrick’s each year holds several FUNdraising events and it is through the dedication of its teachers, parents and friends promoting and running these annual events that we are able keep tuition at a reasonable cost. We invite you to explore the giving opportunities that are available and to consider ways in which your donation of financial support and volunteer effort can help St. Patrick’s continue its tradition of excellence in education.
These events make St. Patrick a family as well as a school. We invite parents, grandparents, faculty, students, parishioners, and alumni to help us build community through the time-honored traditions that highlight our school year. These special events are not just fundraising; they are friend-raising. They provide a rich, rewarding experience that benefits everyone at St. Patrick.
We encourage you to get involved in the Golf Tournament or Gala. Each of these events is unique in its own way. Your participation will provide opportunities to develop positive relationships which are at the heart of St. Patrick.
FAQ about Giving
Why should I give more over and above tuition, to fund my child’s education at St. Patrick Catholic School?
Tuition does not cover it all. The cost of educating each child exceeds the amount in revenue received in tuition. Approximately 80% is covered by tuition. Supplemental funds raised through voluntary contributions to the school are essential if St. Patrick is to continue to provide students with the best Catholic education possible.
How is my donation spent?
A portion of your gift is used for basic operating expenses to help ensure the availability of a comprehensive curriculum, an outstanding faculty, small class sizes, and campus ministry. Part of the contribution is used to provide classroom enhancements such as computers, software, multimedia equipment, library books, art supplies, and sports equipment. These donations also help to keep tuition increases as small as possible and provide tuition assistance.
Who gives to the school?
Donations are made by a variety of constituencies including parents, grandparents, foundations, corporations, faculty and staff, alumni and friends of the school.
I can’t give as much as I’d like. Should I just wait until I can give more?
Please don’t wait! Every gift of any size is important to St. Patrick and its students. Your contribution at any level demonstrates your support of St. Patrick efforts on behalf of your children. The percentage of participation by our parents is a critical factor in our ability to demonstrate broad-based support when foundations and corporations consider making a contribution to St. Patrick. These benefactors want to see the commitment and participation of all families.