St. Pius X is rising to meet the needs of our students, families and faculty as the effects of the pandemic continue to alter the education landscape.
Please join us in this critical work by making your contribution to the Annual Fund today.
The Annual Fund is the single most important gift you can give to the school, and that sentiment takes on greater meaning during these challenging times.
We’re going back to the basics. During these unprecedented times, many of us have gone back to the basics with simpler lifestyles, less complicated schedules, and more time with loved ones. In a similar way, we are going back to the basics with the Annual Fund campaign.
The school budget has been adjusted to meet our most pressing needs, delaying some upgrades and reducing costs where we can. In response to the pandemic, we have also significantly increased spending for classroom technology, sanitation, and financial aid for our families in need. Our mission calls us to keep tuition low, and this year’s gap between what we charge in tuition and what it actually costs to educate is $1,230 per student.
Your financial contribution provides:
• Hydrostatic and Advanced Cleaning Supplies and Equipment
• Virtual Learning Technology Upgrades
• Faculty Salaries and Substitute Stipends
• Financial Aid for Struggling Families
• Professional Development for Faculty
• Necessary Facility Repairs
We’re adapting quickly by providing the college preparatory education you seek for your student, while keeping your children safe from harm. Please help us in this important work by making your contribution today.
Some families have been less affected financially, and our prayer is that those families will step forward to give a larger gift, including becoming leadership donors. Others may find that they are unable to give as generously in the past, but every gift, however modest, pushes us closer to our goal of raising $925,000 and increases our participation numbers.
The Pius Way
By banding together and each family doing what it can, St. Pius X will come through this pandemic stronger than ever.
Pride - Integrity - Unity - Sacrifice
Thank you for living out your Pius pride by participating in the Annual Fund.
Providing the margin of excellence
At St. Pius X, tuition covers about 92 percent of the cost of educating a student. The difference of roughly $1,230 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 $400 for the 2020-21 school year. Your gift to the Annual Fund provides the margin of excellence at St. Pius X, supporting a wide range of needs across campus. Your Annual Fund gift provides unrestricted support, allowing the school administration to determine the most pressing needs while relieving the burden on tuition.
At St. Pius X, tuition covers about 92 percent of the cost of educating a student. The difference of roughly $1,230 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 $400 for the 2020-21 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.
The entire St. Pius X community - current parents, alumni, parents of alumni, faculty and staff, grandparents, and friends - are invited to participate in the Annual Fund. The participation goal for current parents is 80%, and the goal for alumni giving is 800. Outside funders, especially Foundations, want to know that those directly affected by the school show their support through Annual Fund participation.
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 nearly $70,000 in matching gifts. More information regarding this program is available here.
We strongly encourage you to make your gift by May 31, 2021. 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 2020-21 Annual Fund is June 30, 2021.
Current parents are asked to make their gift or pledge by December 31.