|“What we keep we lose; only what we give remains our own.”|
St. Catherine’s enduring excellence is the result of continuing financial support from generations of Saints – alumnae, parents, faculty, and friends – who understand that excellence does not come easily or inexpensively. We are blessed to be sustained by a generous community whose members make the school a philanthropic priority. We hope you will consider a gift to strengthen and maintain our school for this generation of Saints and all the Saints to come.
Donors make gifts to St. Catherine’s for many purposes and in many forms.
ANNUAL GIVING is the school’s lifeblood, providing essential funding to the operating budget each year. These gifts support academic programs, faculty salaries, physical plant needs, library acquisitions, athletic programs, the arts and financial aid, just to name a few areas. A gift to the Annual Fund supports every aspect of the school and every student. In 2009-10, St. Catherine's raised $1,164,034 in unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund.
CAPITAL GIFTS support the construction of new facilities, the renovation of existing buildings, the purchase of new technology and improvements to our campus.
ENDOWMENT GIFTS provide for St. Catherine’s financial future. Examples include the creation and maintenance of endowed scholarships, professional development funds, and master teaching chairs, as well as support for specific academic, athletic and arts programs. Our endowment has a current value in excess of $50 million (as of June 30, 2009).
We receive gifts in various forms, including:
MATCHING GIFTS occur when donor gifts to St. Catherine’s are doubled, or in some cases tripled, because corporations and foundations match gifts to education made by their employees, retirees and directors.
Cash, checks and credit cards
Gifts of appreciated securities
Gifts of real estate
Planned Gifts – Including bequests, gifts of retirement plans and life insurance, life income gifts, charitable lead trusts
There are many ways to support St. Catherine’s which offer substantial tax, estate planning, and other financial benefits. The Development Office looks forward to helping you make a gift that meets your needs. Please contact us for more information.