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Giving FAQS

FAQS

Why does Austin Catholic High School need me to give every year?   
Your annual gift to Austin Catholic High School provides strength and stability by providing vital resources that shape the excellence in education and Crusader experience on our campus.  Tuition and Endowment Funds alone do not cover the operating cost of Austin Catholic High School.  

Why not raise tuition to cover the full cost of expenses? 
We do not want the expense of tuition to prohibit qualified students from attending our school.  It is especially important to our mission that tuition remains affordable in order to serve all families choosing a Catholic education.  Currently, tuition and Endowment funds only cover approximately 70% of the cost of a Austin Catholic High School education.  The Annual Fund for Austin and gifts like yours, make up the difference. 

Can I direct my gift to an area of special interest?  
Of course.  Your gift matters to us and we want to support what matters to you. You can restrict your gift to certain priority areas listed below or contact the Advancement Office to discuss your area of passion. • Academic Programs • Athletic and Fine Arts Programs • Capital Improvements • Tuition Assistance Program • Scholarship Funds – Named or general • Unrestricted – The area of greatest need 

Is 100% participation important? 
Yes! Even a $5.00 gift can help increase our alumni and family participation percentage.  Before outside funding sources, such as foundations, will consider donating their dollars, they want to know that the Austin Catholic High School Alumni and Community are supporters as well.  With the increasingly competitive market in our area, a high percentage of alumni and family participation is extremely important.  For that reason, EVERY GIFT COUNTS

When is the best time to make a gift? 
It is always a good time to give to The Annual Fund.  The Austin Catholic High School fiscal year runs from July 1 – June 30th annually and all donations in the fiscal year will be recognized in our Annual Report. 

If I contribute early in the year, will I still receive other mailings? 
Yes, each of our mailings includes important Austin Catholic High School information that you may not find through other sources.  Additionally, many of our supporters make more than one gift in a year. 

What are matching gifts? 
Many companies allow employees to increase the impact of their charitable contributions through a company-sponsored Matching Gift Program.  You can maximize your charitable gifts to Austin Catholic High School in one of the following ways: 

  • Obtain a Matching Gift Form from your employer and mail to Austin Catholic High School with your donation.  
  • Utilize the matching gift service provided on your company website. 
  • Provide your company with an acknowledgment from Austin Catholic High School that you made a gift.  
  • The Austin Catholic High School TAX ID #26-1484108. 

Can you explain Giving Circles? 
It is our hope that all stakeholders in the success of Austin Catholic High School prayerfully discern a meaningful amount to donate.  We hope that our alumni and families will choose to make Austin Catholic High School their philanthropic priority.  Giving Circles recognize donors for their combined annual gifts through The Annual Fund and our events.   

We always welcome the opportunity to speak with you personally.  You can reach the Advancement Office at 586.200.0143 or ccorey@austincatholichighschool.org