Eagle Excellence Annual Fund
Dear Christ the King Supporter,
The Christ the King Catholic School Annual Fund is an ongoing campaign each school year that helps bridge the gap between the cost of tuition and the actual cost of educating each student. Tuition only covers 66% of the cost to educate each student. Enrollment increased from 248 to 284 students from last year to this year. Because of the increased enrollment, we have increased costs, which means your support is crucial to the financial success of our school.
Your Annual Fund contribution is vital to the daily operation and maintenance of our campus, technology updates, arts, music, enrichment program development, safety and security improvements, teachers’ salaries, and other necessities.
Our goal for this year’s appeal is $50,000. Last year we raised $40,884. No gift is too small, because when everyone participates, nothing is unattainable. Every gift received, regardless of the amount, is a blessing to CTK!
It has been a goal of our school and church to continue working toward our theme of “One Team, One Dream”. When our school is successful, our parish will flourish. Each CTK school and church family is asked to participate in giving to the Eagle Excellence Annual Fund. Additionally, alumni, parents of alumni and grandparents as well as those in the community who have a passion for education are encouraged to invest in the lives of our students.
A donation envelope is included, or you can make a gift online at www.ctkparishfs.com/AnnualFund. Contributions to the Eagle Excellence Annual Fund are tax-deductible and acknowledgements are sent out for your records.
Please help us reach our goal and continue to improve the quality of education at Christ the King Catholic School. Our school verse for this year is For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18: 20. Please prayerfully consider helping us continue Catholic education at CTK.
For further details or to make a tax-deductible donation, contact Katie Kratzberg, Advancement Director at 479-782-0614 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eagle Excellence Annual Fund
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Why does Christ the King need an Annual Fund Campaign?
Tuition and fees only cover 66% of the full cost to educate a child here and in order to keep tuition affordable, our school relies on parish subsidy, parent-led fundraising programs, and our development campaigns such as the Annual Fund to broaden our base of support and ensure financial stability.
2. What is the goal of the Annual Fund Campaign, and how will the gifts be used?
Our budget goal is to raise unrestricted cash gifts from donors to meet immediate needs. All gifts received will be used for general operating expenses in the coming 12 months, such as:
Updating Textbooks & Curriculum
Expanding Safety and Security Measures
Enhancing Art, Music, and Enrichment Programs
Meeting Rising Utility & Insurance Costs
Maintaining Buildings, Grounds, & Equipment benefiting all CTK Parish Ministries
3. Who participates in the Annual Fund Campaign?
Donors include parishioners, school families, friends, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, faculty, and staff. Also, corporate and foundation matching grants comprise several of our campaign gifts.
4. What is the timeline for this Campaign?
The Annual Appeal is run throughout the entire school calendar year starting with our first mailing in November, Giving Tuesday, and efforts during the National Day of Giving. We also have special events during the year such as Football Squares Fundraiser and the school talent show.
5. Can my Annual Fund gift be matched by my employer?
Depending on your employer, most charitable gifts to a private elementary school can be matched. For information regarding your employer’s matching gifts policy, please contact your company’s Human Resources office.
6. Can I charge my gift, or have donations automatically deducted from my checking or savings account?
Yes to both! Donors can charge their Annual Fund gift to their VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit cards. Gifts can be charged using our Paypal donation link or by calling our office. As well, donors can request gifts be deducted via electronic funds transfer (EFT) from a checking or savings account following completion of an authorization form which must be signed and returned to the Finance Office with a canceled check attached.
7. Can I give monthly or does it have to be all at once?
You can donate your entire amount at one time or we can set up recurring gifts so the amount is spread out monthly.
8. What is the school doing to control tuition increases?
With the increase in students this year, we are trying our best to keep tuition affordable, while being fiscally responsible and still meeting the needs of our students. Increased giving to the annual fund will help our goal of keeping tuition as low as possible.