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Providing the Margin of Excellence
Annual Fund contributions provide the margin of excellence at St. Pius X, supporting a wide range of needs across our campus. Annual Fund gifts provide unrestricted support, allowing the school administration to determine the most pressing needs while relieving the burden on tuition. The financial goal for the 2017-18 school year is $900,000, providing more than five percent of the annual budget.
The 2017-18 Annual Fund supports:
• Academics – Our excellent faculty and staff
• Arts – Visiting artists, choreographers, musicians
• Athletics – New stadium lighting
• Safety – New police beacons
• Spirituality – Pilgrimages and our full-time Chaplain
• Technology – Infrastructure for the BYOD program
• The Future – New Master Plan
Leadership Donor Mass & Dinner
Challenging Our Community
Several generous alumni and parents have stepped forward to offer a $50,000 Challenge Gift for the Annual Fund. By reaching 80 percent current parent participation or securing gifts from 700 alumni, we will raise an additional $50,000 for our school. Together, we can meet this challenge! Please consider making a gift today.
Celebrating Your Generosity
Annual FUN(d) Party
Any donor who made a gift or pledge to the 2017-18 Annual Fund by September 29, regardless of the amount, was invited to attend the inaugural Annual FUN(d) Party in Maloof Stadium. This adults-only event is our way of saying “Thank You!” for your generosity. Pack a cooler and dinner, and then grab a table on the field as you socialize and listen to the band. Donations and pledges will be accepted at the door. All are welcome!
This annual event honors donors who contribute at the Maloney Society Level ($1,500) or higher. The evening includes Mass celebrated by Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory. Invitations are mailed in August to Annual Fund leadership donors from the previous campaign. Donors who contribute to this level and higher also receive a Gold Pass for all arts and non-playoff athletic events.
Why does St. Pius X have an Annual Fund?
At St. Pius X, tuition covers about 90 percent of the cost of educating a student. The difference of roughly $1,300 per child must be raised by other means. The Annual Fund provides the largest source of financial support for making up that difference. Thanks to the generosity of the St. Pius X community, tuition increased just $300 for the 2017-18 school year. Your gift to the Annual Fund is the most important annual gift you can give to St. Pius X. Without the Annual Fund, St. Pius X would have to dramatically raise tuition or undertake steep budget cuts.
Participating in the Annual Fund
The entire St. Pius X community - current parents, alumni, parents of alumni, faculty and staff, grandparents of current students and alumni, and friends - are invited to participate in the Annual Fund. One way you can double, or even triple your gift, is through your company’s matching gift program. By utilizing the matching gifts program, and increasing your gift, you may qualify for one of the leadership donor levels. Last year, we received more than $50,000 in matching gifts. More information regarding this program is available here.
When are Annual Fund gifts due?
We strongly encourage you to make your gift by May 31, 2018. This will ensure your donation is put to use this school year, and that you are properly recognized in the school's Annual Report published in the fall. The final payment deadline for the 2017-18 Annual Fund is June 30, 2018.