The Annual Fund is a critical and necessary part of our yearly budget. Rarely does tuition at a private school cover the entire cost of educating a student and PCS is no exception. Average tuition paid is only about 40% of the true cost per student, and the Annual Fund, along with parish support, helps to make up the difference in fees.
This fundraising allows Pacelli Catholic Schools to maintain our high standards while keeping tuition rates as reasonable as possible.
A gift to the Annual Fund supports every facet of life at our schools.
While we count on the Annual Fund as a vital portion of our annual operating budget, we must remember the individuals who devote their lives to educating our children – our teachers. We must act now to increase teacher salaries as a means of recruiting and retaining outstanding educators and as a matter of justice.
Any amount raised over the budgeted amount for this year’s Annual Fund will go directly towards increasing staff salaries.
Our Best in Class Teachers
Pacelli Catholic School teachers provide a unique, unmatched caring and dedication towards educating our students. In addition to teacher certification from the State of Wisconsin and the Diocese of La Crosse for religious education, our teachers are committed to their continued education as a vehicle for teaching development.
Pouring their Hearts and Lives into Educating our Students
Longtime, highly respected Pacelli Catholic School teachers, Guy Gehrman and Paula Marciniak have poured their hearts and lives into educating our students. Together they’ve faithfully served our schools for a total of 76 years, but their combined salary is less than $75,000 while the highest paid Stevens Point Area Public School District teacher makes over $76,000 for just 17 years of experience. Guy, Paula, and the rest of our educational staff simply deserve better for their life’s work of inspiring disciples of the faith and leaders of the world.
Let’s Keep the Best and the Brightest in our Classrooms
Our teachers view their work as ministry for the church. They have devoted their lives to our children, our schools and our community. It’s time we return the favor. We challenge those who are able to make a second donation direct to funding salary increases for our outstanding educators.
Cardinal Parent Appeal
Pacelli Catholic Schools also asks for 100% participation from our current parents. Regardless of their capacity, we expect families to come together in support of our mission to develop disciples of the faith and leaders of the world from early childhood through adulthood.
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To learn more about the impact of your Annual Fund gift, contact Hannah Henderson, Director of Advancement at 715.341.2445.
The fiscal year for Pacelli Catholic Schools ends June 30, 2016.