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Annual Fund Appeal
ONCE A SAINT, ALWAYS A SAINT
You are an important part of our community. Where would our SAINTS be without you?
At Saint Raphael Academy, we seek to provide our students with the best high school education possible, but we know that preparing them for success goes beyond classroom academics. A SAINTS education means providing our students with values and opportunities that will lead them to fulfill their potential; it means giving the young men and women entrusted to our care the confidence to succeed, knowing they have the support of the entire Saint Raphael Academy community behind them.
To make a donation please click the button above (this link will take you to our PayPal account, to ensure that your gift is credited towards the Annual Fund, please write in “Annual Fund” in the purpose field).
Q. What is the Saint Raphael Academy Annual Fund?
A. The Annual Fund is the core of Saint Raphael Academy fundraising efforts. Annual Fund dollars are unrestricted funds, which directly support the school’s operating budget. Approximately 4% of Saint Ray’s budget is provided for by gifts from alumni, parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, students, faculty, staff and friends.
Q. Why does Saint Raphael Academy need an Annual Fund?
A. A growing Annual Fund is critical to the school’s financial health. Tuition dollars do not fully support the actual cost of educating a Saint Ray’s student. Like every private or Catholic school, Saint Ray’s needs unrestricted support from its constituents to close the gap between the income we receive from tuition and the actual cost of a Saint Raphael Academy education, which helps us keep tuition affordable for all.
Q. Why is my participation important?
A. Saint Raphael Academy relies on your support of the Annual Fund each year. Your gift has an immediate impact on the educational experience of the young women and men enrolled at SAINTS. In addition, the participation of those closest to Saint Ray’s is an important indicator of the strength of our school to prospective families and peer schools.
Q. What does my Annual Fund gift support?
A. Every aspect of Saint Raphael Academy’s campus life, including:
- Tuition Assistance
- Classroom and Laboratory Enhancements
- Campus Ministry Retreats
- Arts Programs
- Athletics Facilities and Equipment
- Faculty Professional Development
- Technology Upgrades
Q. Can I pledge now and make my payments over time?
A. Yes. Saint Raphael Academy Fund year ends each June 30, and pledges should be fulfilled before then. You can also elect to pay in installments. Remember, to gain maximum deduction for income tax purposes, full payments must be received before December 31. All gifts to the Annual Fund are tax deductible.
Q. How much should I give to Saint Raphael Academy?
A. Given the importance of the Annual Fund to the pursuit of academic excellence at Saint Raphael Academy, we ask that you make as generous and meaningful a contribution as you can. Gifts of any size can make a significant impact at Saint Ray’s, and we hope you will consider making the school a priority in your charitable giving.