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Annual Appeal

About the SCA Annual Appeal 

The Annual Appeal provides vital resources for initiatives such as curricular enhancements, faculty and staff development, campus improvements, technology upgrades, athletics, and fine arts, service programs, and tuition assistance. The Annual Appeal makes up about 20% of the Annual Fund and every gift makes an immediate impact on St. Catherine students and the life of the school. The Annual Appeal gives donors the opportunity to direct their funds to an area that they would like to support. 

Donors can direct funds to six different areas: 

  • Tuition Assistance 
  • Curriculum Enrichment
  • Campus Improvements
  • Athletics 
  • Fine Arts 
  • The Area of Greatest Need

Recurring Gifts

Recurring Giving is an amazing way to give more than you normally would be able to give to St. Catherine while not putting a financial strain on your family. A gift as small as $20 a month will allow you to make an impact on the everyday lives of St. Catherine students.  

Frequently Asked Questions 

If you have any questions about the Annual Appeal, please email development@saintcatherineacademy.org.

How can I donate?

Donations can be made online, by mail, or in person. Online donations may be made hereIf you would like to mail in a check or cash, please fill out this Annual Appeal Donation Form and mail it in with your donation to:

St. Catherine of Siena Academy
Attn. Advancement Office
28200 Napier Road
Wixom, MI 48393

Is there a minimum donation?

No! The majority of our Annual Appeal is comprised of small donations. Small donations from a large group of donors will make as much of an impact as a single large donation. Giving to the Annual Appeal is not about giving a large amount but giving what you can. There is a minimum donation of $10 if you would like to make your donation online.

Are the gifts to the annual appeal tax deductible?

Yes! St. Catherine of Siena Academy is a 501 (c) 3 organization. Our tax ID is #90-0530541.

I already pay tuition, isn't that enough?

In order to keep a St. Catherine education accessible, tuition does not cover the full cost of educating a student. Tuition revenue for the 2019-2020 school year makes up only 81% of the operating budget of St. Catherine. In order to bridge the gap, we encourage families to give what they can in addition to tuition.

I give at events, isn't that enough?

We appreciate your support at all of our events! However, participation in all areas of the Annual Fund is key to raising enough money for the school. Because events raise only 51% of what needs to be raised, it is essential for all areas to be supported.

What if St. Catherine raises more than their goal?

Raising more than our goal would be fantastic! This would give St. Catherine flexibility to address needs as they arise both during the year and in the future.

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Zina

“Another thing I enjoyed about the school was the athletics. I played four different sports at this school and I had the same experience with all of them. The coaches really cared about me, not just how well I was performing and I was treated respectfully on and off the court. Further more, I felt that I was really being pushed physically and mentally during practice which I value in any activity.”

Alumna

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Kenneth

“An excellent community for families that want to stay involved!”

Leighanne

“My family has had an excellent experience at this school so far. Beyond the beautiful new facility, I have been impressed with the teachers and the administration! They challenge the girls both academically and spiritually, they know them by name, and appear to have a genuine concern for each individual student. The school really feels like a family. As a parent, it is a blessing to me to know that my daughter is in such good hands when I drop her off everyday.”

SCA Parent

“Another thing I enjoyed about the school was the athletics. I played four different sports at this school and I had the same experience with all of them. The coaches really cared about me, not just how well I was performing and I was treated respectfully on and off the court. Further more, I felt that I was really being pushed physically and mentally during practice which I value in any activity.”

Alumna

“[Teachers] care about the success of each student. They come early to help students and stay after school if necessary. They are a super dedicated faculty.”

SCA Parent

“As a graduate of this school, I can attest to not only the strong education I received from SCA but also the strong foundation I was given in which I could build my own faith upon. I felt fully prepared for the ‘real world’ both academically and spiritually.” 

MaryKatherine

“I have been very impressed with the teachers at this school. They both challenge the girls academically and show true concern for them on a personal level as well.”

SCA Parent

“This school has a very strong faith atmosphere! The school is fairly new, but is starting to build a name for itself both spiritually and academically. The faculty and staff rock!”

Student, Class of '19