St. Catherine of Siena Academy Annual Appeal

About the Annual Appeal 

The Annual Appeal makes up about 20% of the Annual Fund. At the beginning of every school year, the Annual Appeal asks for gifts to help bridge the gap for that school year. Unlike St. Catherine’s events or student fundraiser, the Annual Appeal is ongoing throughout the entire year and 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

About Pledged Giving

Pledged 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. 

Levels of Giving

$1-$99: SCA Friend 

$100-$499: STAR Supporter

$500-$999: Siena Supporter

$1,000-$2,499: Mary Circle

$2,500-$4,999: John Paul II Circle

$5,000+: Catherine Circle

Although there are different levels of giving, each gift is equally cherished by our community. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

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 Fund Donation Form and mail it in with your donation to:

St. Catherine of Siena Academy
Attn: Grace Henning
28200 Napier Road
Wixom, MI 48393

Is there a minimum donation to the Annual Appeal? 

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. 

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 happens if St. Catherine raises more than its 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. 

Are 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.

 

If you have any questions about the Annual Appeal, please contact Grace Henning, Advancement Associate, at (248) 946-4848 x 116 or ghenning@saintcatherineacademy.org

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