Providing the margin of excellence
At St. Pius X, tuition covers about 87 percent of the cost of educating a student. The average gap of roughly $2,539 per child must be raised by other means. The Annual Fund provides the largest single source of financial support for making up that difference. Your gift to the Annual Fund provides the margin of excellence at St. Pius X, supporting a wide range of needs across campus. It also provides unrestricted support, allowing the school administration to determine the most pressing needs while relieving the burden on tuition. Thank you for living out your Pius pride by participating in the Annual Fund.
Why does St. Pius X have an Annual Fund?
As an Archdiocesan Catholic school, charitable gifts are a crucial part of St. Pius’ healthy financial operation. An Annual Fund donation is the most important gift you can give and provides for what matters most: talented teachers, academic enrichment, faith formation, enriching arts and athletics, and so much more! We work hard to keep costs down so that Pius continues to be as affordable as possible. This year the cost to educate a student outweighs tuition by $2,539 per student. The Annual Fund, the Gala, facility rentals, and other income fund that difference.
What is the goal for this year's Annual Fund?
This year’s financial goal is to raise at least $950,000 from current parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, and others. Every year our goal is to achieve 100% current parent participation.
How much should I give to the Annual Fund?
We ask each donor to consider giving at a level that is personally significant to them, whether that is $50 or $25,000. St. Pius X has a number of giving levels with special recognition beginning at $1,500. A donor’s corporate matching gift is credited to the donor, doubling and sometimes tripling one’s gift. Click here now to see if your company matches gifts.
When should I make my Annual Fund gift or pledge?
To maximize the influence of our community’s generosity, we ask that you consider making your gift during the first half of the year, by December 31. Although the fiscal year ends June 30, an early commitment to the Annual Fund puts St. Pius X in a great position to allocate resources for our students.
Are gifts to the Annual Fund tax deductible? What is a matching gift?
Gifts to the Annual Fund are voluntary and are therefore tax-deductible, unlike tuition. Over 23,000 employers match their employees’ philanthropic contributions. If your employer has a gift-matching program, you can double or triple your support! Click here now to see if your company matches gifts. St. Pius X realized nearly $50,000 in Annual Fund matching gifts last year!