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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.

“This high school builds the whole young woman intellectually, spiritually, and teaches the feminine genius approach to life. Amen!”

Chrissy

“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

“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

“I was among one of the very first classes SCA ever had. As a pioneer and a student to be a part of the foundation of clubs and classes that continue today, I am beyond proud of how far the school has come. There were many ups and downs during my four years but an amazing experience overall. Today at college I still look back on and cherish my times at SCA, thankful for the connections, education and sisterhood I acquired. I am looking forward to seeing many more young women carry on the traditions my class and recent classes have set for the future.”

Alumna, Class of '14

“This high school experience is like none other you can get anywhere. There is joy and comradery and the girls are happy and excel. They are being supported and encouraged by staff. You can watch a girl come in who had a bad experience elsewhere, bloom here and become a different girl in a short time. Can’t say enough good about it. Thank God the founders had this vision and followed through with it. Well needed and we are very thankful!”

SCA Parent

“My first day of freshman year was something I never expected, Saint Catherine just felt like home. The atmosphere, staff, and the student body were all so amazing. I knew from the second I came to the school that it was where I was meant to be. I am currently a senior and my experience so far has been one too remember I have grown mentally, physically, spiritually and my journey has been one to remember. I love SCA and all the girls I have met are truly going to be my sisters throughout my life, its an amazing school and is a place I will call home forever.”

Alumna, Class of '18

“This place (SCA) is about the best Catholic high school you can go to, in my opinion. The whole school isn’t just a school, but a family where everybody knows everybody. It’s a small enough school for that to be possible-and it’s really awesome! What makes SCA different is the people that make up the SCA family. There are no bullies and no one is mean to you. Everybody looks out for you and your teachers become friends….This place is really close to my heart.”

Alumna, Class of '12

“SCA proves you can educate young women to both get into Heaven and Harvard!”

SCA Parent

“I LOVE this school. The teachers are excellent. Because the students are so friendly, it’s easy to fit in and make friends even if you have had a tough time at other schools. There is virtually no bullying and it is a very friendly, positive environment. Highly recommended.”

Alumna, Class of '17