Minds to Lead – Hands to Serve – Hearts to Love


Your Gift Matters!

Every gift is important and impactful to Austin Catholic High School. Your contribution will help ACHS continue our mission of “Developing minds to lead, empowering hands to serve, and inspiring hearts to love.” Our Annual Fund helps to close the critical gaps in our yearly operational budget and ensures our young men and women continue to thrive in a well-rounded, inclusive, forward-looking, and compassionate environment. As the single largest sources of unrestricted gifts to ACHS, The Annual Fund allows the school the flexibility to distribute funds to areas of greatest need, hire exceptional faculty, provide teaching tools, technology, and resources for classrooms and students. Austin is preparing our young men and women to be leaders of tomorrow. Your gift to the Annual Fund is an important way to give back to Austin and a sign to current and future students, faculty, and staff that they are supported by their community.

We invite you to take a few moments to learn about the types of gifts that support our school and its mission:

Student Life

When reflecting on their Austin Catholic High School education, many of our alumni speak of the lessons that have sustained them, the connection they still have with their teachers and classmates, and the opportunities they received and appreciate. While tuition is essential to funding the quality of education delivered to our students, critical gaps still exist in the yearly budget. Annual Fund donations have supported vital programming in community building, civic engagement, and leadership development for our students.

Innovation & Technology

Our classrooms have always been collaborative centers where students incorporate creativity, critical thinking, and analytical skills into every discipline. To prepare our young men and women more extensively and keep them relevant in today’s society requires comprehensive technology proficiencies and the confidence to be innovative. Reimagining the classroom structure and tools is crucial and recently imperative in our ability to pivot during the pandemic. Annual Fund donations are critical to keeping us current, forward-thinking, and flexible in the classroom.

Tuition Assistance

Our School has always had a tradition and commitment to ensuring that an Austin Catholic High School education is accessible to students of all economic backgrounds. Having a tuition assistance program allows us to enroll highly motivated students who could not otherwise afford to attend ACHS. Annual Fund donations which support tuition assistance are the best way to help maintain our objectives for socioeconomic diversity.

Professional Development & Training

Support, professional development, and mentorship for faculty to ensure their readiness to equip our young men and women with the skills and competencies necessary to thrive. Annual Fund donations help to keep our faculty at the forefront on how to educate their students best.

the annual fund

Invest in today’s Austin Catholic High School students…TODAY.

We are deeply grateful to our benefactors who have made Austin Catholic High School a philanthropic priority. Your tax-deductible gift impacts the lives of our young men and women every day and fosters a legacy which follows to benefit the communities they will serve.

upcoming events:

Monday, September 11, 2023 at 1:30 pm. ACHS Gymnasium

November 2023 – Date and Time TBD

St. Clare of Montefalco Church, Grosse Pointe Park

Friday, December 1, 2023

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Zuccaro’s Banquet and Catering

46601 Gratiot, Chesterfield, MI

Five course dinner, open bar, dancing, basket raffle, silent auction, and raffles

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Cherry Creek Golf Club

52000 Cherry Creek Drive, Shelby Township, MI

8:00 am Registration

9:00 am Shotgun Start

Lunch at the turn, dinner, open bar, silent auction and raffles