What is the Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund is a yearly campaign aimed to increase financial support for a variety of programs and initiatives that enhance the learning experience of all students. These gifts are unrestricted and are directed to where they are needed most, providing an immediate benefit for students and staff. Support of the Annual Fund allows us to respond to new opportunities as well as those needs that were unanticipated or are otherwise challenging to fund.
Why is the Annual Fund necessary?
The Basilica School strives to keep tuition affordable for all families. However, tuition revenues do not cover the total costs of educating a student. We rely on fundraising, private donations and the Annual Fund to help offset these costs. Contributions to the Annual Fund help us to enhance our educational programs, attract and retain quality faculty and upgrade our facilities. The Annual Fund is absolutely necessary in order to maintain the highest quality of Catholic education possible for our students.
Why is participation so important?
Every year we strive to achieve 100% participation from our Basilica school families. We also invite participation from all stakeholders including alumni, grandparents, faculty and staff, parishioners and other friends.
How will these funds be used?
As a result of the COVID 19 pandemic, the school has incurred many unexpected expenses. From facilities to technology, we have spent generously on upgrades that safeguard the health and wellbeing of our students — and ensuring that all of our children are able to avail themselves of the most “normal” educational experience possible. In the wake of this pandemic, our fundraising and private donations are down. However, our God is never outdone in generosity. We are open, we are strong and we are grateful. A donation to the Annual Fund this year will help us to cover our COVID related expenses while seeing that we make our operating budget this fiscal year.
Does my gift really matter?
Absolutely! Every gift, regardless of its size, helps to advance the mission of our school. Every student benefits from your support.
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